What: Go Bowling 400
When: May 14th
Where: Kansas Speedway
2016 Winner: Kyle Busch
I will follow Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing where you pick 2 A Racers, 4 B Racers and 2 C Racers. As such I will pick one from A, 2 from B and 1 from C (as if they were your starters) along with one Dark Horse pick.
Quick aside from picks over the Geico 500, WHAT. A. WRECK. That's the beauty of Fantasy Auto Racing, it really can be anyone's race down the final lap.
In case you missed it:
Track: Kansas Speedway. Built in 1999, this 1.5mile tri-oval asphalt track has been hosting two races annually since 2011. The turns hold a 17-20degree tilt, the front stretch is 9-11 and the backstretch is 5 degrees. This track hosted the first races for Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon, Ryan Blaney and Erik Jones
Kevin Harvick. Sometimes the selection is just automatic. If you will indulge me, I would like to go over Kevin's last 5 results at Kansas. 2nd place, 1st place, 2nd place, 16th place, 2nd place.
Ryan Blaney. He's been on quite the skid lately with 3 consecutive finishes worse than 30th place (33rd, 36th, 39th). He bumped Brad at Talladega, cut a tire at Richmond and a power steering issue at Bristol. All of these things don't take away the quality vehicle he's behind and the speed it embodies. He was strong at Kansas last year with an 8th place and 14th place finish.
Kurt Busch. He has a decent track record at Kansas with 3 of his last 4 results here yielding top ten finishes. To go with that, 3 of his last 4 races this season have been 10th or better. I like that combination.
Ty Dillon. He's not very familiar with this track, he had one race here in 2015 where he finished 26th. He's racing like the better "Dillon" brother right now. Since Daytona he has one race with a finish worse than 25th.
Erik Jones. Back to his first race venue. Much like Ryan, he's off back to back finishes worse than 30th but he can hopefully recover