Kyle Busch is just simply winning at life right now; there really is no other way to put it. If you have ridden this hot wave that he is on right now in DFS, I congratulate you on your inflated bank roll. The scariest part is that he is just getting started. As he said in the winner’s circle last week in Indianapolis, he still has other tracks between now and the chase that they have circled. He can win at any track, any given week and is on one incredible run that can only be capped off with a championship trophy to make it any better.
This week we head back to the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA for the Windows 10 400. This is a milestone in DFS that we have yet to touch as Pocono gives us our first duplicate race track to be played. We now have a small baseline sample size of salary price, starting position, finish position and laps led to start to helping us narrow in on how to best select our lineups week in and week out based on “value”. Last trip to Pocono, the talk was about the tunnel turn where the cold harsh winter gave the track a little character. Drivers were comparing it to a speed bump, in the middle of the turn which made for a rough weekend to be behind the wheel. This time around, they have repaired the tunnel turn to get rid of the bumps and is now a brand new smooth surface. However; this now may create yet another tunnel turn topic for discussion as the green flag nears. As drivers are driving through the tunnel turn, they are getting extra grip on the new asphalt and then as soon as they get off of the patch the grip drops right off. We have seen a handful of cars tagging the wall during practice coming out of this turn including elite type drivers of Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson. When these cars get bunched up, I am expecting to see a couple of accidents in turn 2 as a result of drivers being overaggressive on the new patch trying to gain track position and pushing it too hard.