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Once again this week I am going to choose Mark Martin to win the race. In the immortal words of Bullwinkle, “This time for sure.” But folks this is not just a Martin fan choosing winners via the proverbial “Rose Colored Glasses.” Oh contraire Pierre, this pick is based on the numbers. I will save you the long-winded explanation of why Martin will win and in the immortal words of Joe Friday I will leave you with, “Just the facts.” Despite only having one win at Infineon in his Cup career, Mark Martin leads all drivers in top ten finishes with 13 out of 16 attempts. Everyone considers Jeff Gordon the best road course racer in NASCAR, but Mark Martin is a close second and his team is on a nice roll! So this week when you are making those last minute driver choices put your money on number six. Cause this week number six will be number one!
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Dodge Save Mart 300 by the Numbers
Check out www.raceteamusa.com for the complete Power Ratings
Infineon Horses for Courses Ratings Top Five
Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman
Consistency Ratings Top Five
Ryan Newman, Elliot Sadler, Greg Biffle, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch
Power Ratings Top Five
Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart, Elliott Sadler, Mark Martin, Kevin Harvick
Handicapping the Race
Top Pick (3rd Last Week; 3 for 15 for Season, Expect Top 5)
Mr. Consistency is one of the best road course racers in NASCAR and wants this win real bad
Strong Picks (1st, 2nd, 15th Last Week; 22 for 44 for Season, Expect Top 10)
It is impossible not to include Gordon in the top picks with his record here
His average finish is second best here to Jeff Gordon
Gets the drive with a good team that needs a shot in the arm that a strong run would give them
Hunch Bet (18th Last Week; 7 for 15 for Season, Expect Top 10)
Road Course ringer knows his way around this track…plus this team has raced a few times this season with some success
Longshot (14th Last Week; 6 for 15 for Season, Expect Top 15)
Bobby Labonte (40-1)
While not known as a Road Course racer, Bobby has 4 top ten finishes in his last 7 starts at Infineon
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