The Frontstretch: Which Roushkateer This Week-Fantasy Insight by Dennis Michelsen -- Thursday May 12, 2005

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Which Roushkateer This Week-Fantasy Insight

Dennis Michelsen · Thursday May 12, 2005

 

Which Roushkateer This Week-Fantasy Insight
Richmond International Raceway
Hendricks might be running first and second in the Nextel Championship right now, but close behind is a virtual horde of Roush Racing drivers trying to catch them. If the old baseball sage Satchel Page was around to advise Rick Hendrick he would no doubt say, “Don’t look behind you because you don’t wanna see who is gaining on ya.” Only one driver using Roush-Yates motors is not currently in contention for the Chase for the Championship! Even de-facto rookie Carl Edwards is in the mix running 13th in points. Meanwhile Hendricks youngsters Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch are way down in 23rd and 27th places respectively. So the question is this…. which Roush driver will win this week?

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Richmond Horses for Courses Ratings Top Five
Mark Martin, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon

Consistency Ratings Top Five
Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Elliot Sadler, Greg Biffle, Jeremy Mayfield

Power Ratings Top Five
Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Mark Martin, Jimmie Johnson

Handicapping the Race

Top Pick (20th Last Week; 2 for 10 for Season, Expect Top 5)
Greg Biffle- Team is on a roll and this is another track Biffle is good at having won in the Truck series here (10-1 Odds)

Strong Picks (7th, 10th, 37th Last Week; 15 for 30 for Season, Expect Top 10)
Mark Martin- Mr. Consistency has been in the hunt for the win almost every week (14-1 Odds)

Ryan Newman- Good shot at another pole and should be strong on race night too (10-1 Odds)

Kurt Busch- Should bounce back with a strong race (9-1 Odds)

Hunch Bet (4th Last Week; 5 for 10 for Season, Expect Top 10)
Matt Kenseth- Bad luck simply has to go away soon (18-1 Odds)

Longshot (21st Last Week; 3 for 10 for Season, Expect Top 15)
Bobby Labonte- Is usually in the hunt here and an incredible overlay at 45-1 odds this week

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