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Marcos Ambrose must be on every team. He is the king of road courses and Watkins Glen is his specialty.
Ambrose’s statistics at Watkins Glen are amazing. In his four races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Watkins Glen, Ambrose has one win and has finished every race in the top-five. Ambrose has never finished worse than third.
Put Ambrose in your line-up for Sunday and reap the rewards along with everyone else in your league.
Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo Montoya will be another popular selection this week.
Montoya has started five career races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Watkins Glen. Montoya has one win, two top-five finishes, four top-10 finishes and has led 80 laps. His average finish in the last two races at Watkins Glen is fourth.
If you take Montoya on your team this week, you will probably have the same group B drivers as many of the teams in your league. If you want to score the maximum amount of points, you almost have no other choice.
Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr. was great at Sonoma earlier this year. He qualified in the top 10 and finished No. 4. Truex has slowly become one of the better road course racers in NASCAR.
Truex has started six races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Watkins Glen. He has two top five finishes and three top 10 finishes.
Last year Truex qualified No. 9 and finished No. 4. As good as Michael Waltrip Racing has looked on the road courses this season, Truex should improve upon those numbers.
My last selection is my sleeper pick this week.
Jamie McMurray is actually really good on the road courses. In the last three years on the two road courses—Sonoma and Watkins Glen—McMurray has scored the seventh most points. He even outscored Montoya over that time period.
If you want a driver who your competitors may not have on their team, McMurray is your guy. Watch him in practice and if he looks strong, he may be a driver on which to take a chance.
Other good picks: Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman