Welcome to this weeks edition of Special K's FEARLESS TOP 10 PREDICTIONS. This week the Sprint Cup series is in the Pocono Mountains at Long Pond, Pennsylvania for the Pocono 500. They were joined by the Camping World Truck series this weekend and Klassless Kevin Harvick raced to victory tdaoy over Kyle Busch. The race was ran this morning after being rained out yesterday. Last nigh Ricky Stenhouse Jr held off Carl Edwards to win the Nationwide race at Iowa Speedway. Stenhouse swept the races there this year. Todays race could come down to fuel milage, passing is difficult at times, there are very few cautions and track position will be important as always. The one-lap-wonders this week in qualifing include Kasey Kahne 2nd, Paul "Daddy buys my Ride" Menard (who is coming off his fluke win last week at the Brickyard) 7th, Brad KeseClownski 13th, David Ragan 15th, Regan Smith 17th and Dale "The most overrated driver in NASCAR" Earnhardt Jr 19th. Other drivers in the back of the pack where you usually find them are Juan Problem Montoya 23rd, AJ Allmendinger 29th, David Crash Reutimann 33rd, David "Slideways" Stremme 37th and Scott Speed 40th. Jeff Gordon is staring 31st and will have a long way to go. Last week due to fuel milage and pit strategy yours truly had only 4 drivers finish in the top 10 including correctly picking Jeff Gordon in 2nd, and 4 others in the top 20. With rain washing off the rubber on the track don't be surprised if NASCAR has a competition caution early in the race. Here are this weeks picks.
1.---Denny Hamlin has 4 wins in 11 starts here and his average finish is 9th. Look for my favorite driver to get a huge win today.
2.---Kurt Busch was fast in practice and is starting up front. Look for a solid run for the #22.
3.---Joey Lagano is on the pole and gaining momentum for the stretch run.
4.---Kyle Busch doesn't always run well on flat tracks but the team is on a roll this season despite Crew Chief Dave Rogers.
5.---Carl Edwards has been fast all season and is up front againd today.
6.---Matt Kenseth is up front and that bodes well for a solid finish.
7.---Jeff Gordon will need pit stategy to get to the front.
8.---Jimmie Johnson is struggling on pit road this season but starts 15th.
9.---Klassless Kevin Harvick manages to get to the front.
10.--Martin Turex Jr is my surprise pick of the week.
Other drivers who DNQ were thankfully Geoff Bodine, TJ Bell and Mike Skinner. All eyes will be on the most overrated driver in NASCAR, Dale Jr as he attempts to stay in the Top 10 in points. They will have to use pit strategy to get him to the front since he is unable to drive his way to the front. Other drivers to watch include Mark Martin, Cry'In Ryan Newman, Clint Crybaby Bowyer and Tony Stewart. Finally we are getting awesome TV Coverage by ESPN who is without a doubt the best network covering NASCAR. Their coverage really makes us fans all realize how horrible some of the announcers on the FOX/HMS network are and how bad the coverage really is.
Have a great day everybody