AAA 400 Drive for Autism: NASCAR Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 5/15/16
AAA 400 Drive for Autism: Sunday, May 215, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Dover International Speedway)
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We look to stay red hot with our Nascar Sprint Cup picks this week as we head to Dover for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism. A race that began in 1969, this event has produced 11 multiple winners and Chevrolet has won this race four straight years.
So, let’s get into it, shall we?
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Here are some drivers to consider this week for the 2016 AAA 400 Drive for Autism.
Jimmie Johnson - Jimmie Johnson has become the king of Dover recently, as he’s won this event in three of the last four years and is tied with Bobby Allison for the most victories with five overall. Overall, Johnson has finished fourth or better in seven of his last nine races at the Dover International Speedway. There simply may not be a driver who dominates a track the way Johnson does Dover. Johnson has to be on your card this week.
Kyle Larson - Kyle Larson was in the running last week in Kansas before he wrecked and finished 35th. Larson has given us moments this season and looks like a driver who isn’t that far off from his first Sprint Cup victory. Why not Dover? In four races at the Dover International Speedway, Larson has finished 11th or better, which includes a third place finish at the 2015 FedEx 400 and a ninth place finish at the 2015 AAA 400. Larson has shown enough consistency on this track in a limited time to deserve being put on your card for a chance to cash big.
Kasey Kahne - Kasey Kahne has been flying under the radar recently with a finish of 17th or better in four of his last five races. Kahne has done a fine job of holding his own this season and staying above the middle of the pack. In the two races at Dover last season, Kahne finished sixth or better which were easily his bright spots in a brutal year overall. Kahne has four top-10 finishes at the Dover International Speedway since 2011. Kahne hasn’t won a race in a while, but he’s in decent form heading into this week and has a respectable history on this track to be worthy of a flyer.
Kevin Harvick - Kevin Harvick was a runner-up last week at the Go Bowling 400 and has now finished in the top-10 in four of his last five races. In Dover, Harvick won one of the two races and finished second in the other. In fact, Harvick has finished eighth or better in four of his last six races at the Dover International Speedway. Last year, Harvick led 355 of the 400 laps in his victory at the 2015 AAA 400. Like Johnson, Harvick is a must play this week.
Tony Stewart - How can you not be impressed with what Tony Stewart has done in three races, as he’s finished 12th or better in last two tries. Stewart is clearly chipping away the rust and should be ready to compete for victories in no time. Well, Stewart’s last victory was in 2013 at Dover, and he’s finished 16th or better in eight of his last 14 races on this track. Stewart is also one of the many who has won this track twice, as his other victory came in 2000. You have to like Stewart’s current form after missing so much time to start the season.