The Frontstretch: Second Time Around- Pocono Fantasy Insight by Dennis Michelsen -- Thursday July 21, 2005

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Second Time Around- Pocono Fantasy Insight

Dennis Michelsen · Thursday July 21, 2005


The Nextel Cup stars return to Pocono where just a few weeks ago
tire problems were the rule rather than the exception. The same tires
return  but gone are the rumble strips in the tunnel turn that
Goodyear blamed for the trouble. Teams will know not to run lower
pressures, but hold your breath folks because temperatures might be
warmer and we might see more tire woes. Over 20 tires blew out during
the first Pocono weekend so Goodyear can’t help but have better luck
this week!

Last One Standing

Check out for all the results from segment three of Last One Standing! 

Pennsylvania 500 by the Numbers

 Horses for Courses for Pocono

 Jimmie Johnson, Elliot Sadler, Joe Nemechek, Jeremy Mayfield, Brian Vickers

Consistency Ratings

 Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Rusty Wallace, Ryan Newman

Power Ratings Top Five

Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Joe Nemechek, Ryan Newman, Elliot Sadler

Handicapping the Race

Top Pick (Last Week Finished 1st)

Ryan Newman- This is the week this team puts it all together

Strong Plays (Last Week 2nd, 7th, 10th)

Tony Stewart- Team and driver are climbing to the top, in more ways than one!

Mark Martin- More top fives than any active driver here

Jimmie Johnson- Swept both races here last season

Hunch Pick (Last Week 14th)

Jeff Gordon- He is overdue for a good run

Longshot Special (Last Week 18th)

Rusty Wallace- A bargain at 45-1 odds

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