Weekend Update: Bristol

Larson's greatest potential this week is for players who are willing to take a risk and bet that he - instead of the No. The potential is very high. Chase Elliott, 8 The opening round of the truck playoff spans six weeks as the truck teams have two weeks off between the playoff-opening Canadian Tire Motorsport Park race Aug. Las Vegas Rear-View Mirror

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Bristol is not his best track, but he has had more success than failure there with four tops and a 12th in the last seven races. His greatest achievement was a second in spring Kurt Busch Kurt Busch continues to chip away at tops. He enters the Night Race at Bristol with a current streak of five tops. Busch did not fare particularly well this spring at Bristol with a 22nd-place finish, but he was fifth under the lights last year.

Greatest Differentiator Alex Bowman Alex Bowman earned his first top of the season on the short track of Martinsville, but he was not on a lot of radar screens when the series rolled into Bristol. Four of these tops came in the last eight races, with another 11th on the short, flat track of New Hampshire and a 14th at the Glen.

It is not yet apparent on fast tracks like Michigan with its heavy dependence on aerodynamics, but they ran well as an organization at Pocono and Watkins Glen — in part because they reportedly have made improvements to the chassis. Bristol is a track that rewards mechanical grip and driver skill. Jimmie Johnson finished third there this spring.

He won last spring and has finished 11th or better in seven of his last eight attempts. Red Flag Martin Truex Jr. That might be part of the reason he gets into so much trouble. In fact, in his last 10 Bristol races he has been involved in an accident seven times and finished on the lead lap only twice. This is a good week to take him off your roster and wait for the unrestricted, intermediate speedways coming up on the schedule. To search for a player use one of two formats: Click to close or press Esc.

Larson got loose in the subsequent corner, drifted just a liiiiiiiiittle bit away, and boom, Busch was gone. No one covers what is happening in our community better than we do.

And with a digital subscription, you'll never miss a local story. In fact, Busch has been for three weeks now, dating back to even before he won two straight races. More flexible, more willing to improvise. You know, the idea that if Cam Newton scores three touchdowns in one game, will it actually carry over to the next week? Johnson, who has had an objectively down season so far in , said that yes, one good race can turn into another.

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