Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fantasy Preview: Watkins Glen 8/10

The Sprint Cup Series heads to Watkins Glen for the final road course race of the season.  Below are my fantasy picks for the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen.

Tier A
Kyle Busch
Busch starts 19th on Sunday, but he knows how to get around Watkins Glen.  He is very consistent, and runs up front during most Watkins Glen races.  He finished up front in Saturday's Nationwide race, so he's ready to get the victory.

Kurt Busch

Tier B
Brad Keselowski
Keselowski qualified in the Top 10 for Sunday's race, and he raced with Busch and Marcos Ambrose in that very close finish a few years ago.  Keselowski is pretty much good everywhere, and he's running as strong as he was when he won the championship in 2012. 
I was going to start Tony Stewart, but following the tragedy with Kevin Ward Jr., Stewart will not race on Sunday.

Marcos Ambrose
This is Ambrose's last chance to get into the Chase.  Everyone knows he probably won't be able to get a victory on an oval, so he is definitely a favorite to win on Sunday.  He already won the Nationwide race, so a weekend sweep would get him into the Chase.

Tony Stewart
Carl Edwards

Tier C
Boris Said
Said wasn't as strong as I expected him to be at Sonoma, but I'm still going to go with him this weekend.  My other option was Danica Patrick, and she's had an absolutely terrible weekend.  Said may not run well, but hopefully he'll finish in the Top 30.

Danica Patrick

My pick to win the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen...Marcos Ambrose
Marcos Ambrose celebrates his victory in Saturday's Nationwide Series race. (Photo courtesy Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
The Cheez-It 355 from The Glen can be seen Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST on ESPN.

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