Well it's time for the third installment of my NASCAR Fantasy picks.
This week the schedule takes us to Infineon Raceway, where cars will be turning right and left. Last week if you took my advice my fantasy picks earned you an average finish of 3.8 (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th). This week is a little different with all of the road course ringers in the field. The ringers are good, but unless they are running a full time schedule they just can't seem to win.
Race Winner: Jeff Gordon #24 Chevrolet
Jeff has always run well at road courses (has a NASCAR record 9 road course victories) and he needs a win badly to help move him closer to the chase, something tells me the driver of the DuPont Chevrolet will come through this weekend.
2nd Place: Scott Pruett #41 Dodge
Pruett is subbing for Reed Sorenson in an effort to get the 41 car higher in the owner standings. That will be the lone reason Pruett will finish second, he will have a chance to win, but will be coaxed to back off for the points.
3rd Place: Robby Gordon #7 Dodge
Led the most laps at Infineon last season and seemed poised for the win, but it came down to fuel mileage, Robby will seek out to avenge last seasons frustration.
4th Place: Juan Pablo Montoya #42 Dodge
Montoya was the man who cruised into Infineon's victory lane last season, but don't think because it was won on fuel mileage he got lucky, Juan is just plain good on road courses.
5th Place: Tony Stewart #20 Toyota
There was a time when the only people who won on road courses in NASCAR were Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. Expect Tony Stewart to start heating his season up here this weekend.
Money Saver: Ron Fellows #01 Chevrolet
The Dark horse for the weekend has to be Fellows. He so badly wants that elusive Sprint Cup victory. For a man who has been so close, so many times, I think he will end up 6th, but could easily win as well in DEI equipment.