Here are our "speedtalk on 1360" NASCAR picks for the Kansas race on Sunday (Oct 3rd). Sponsored by Hideaway Speedway RC track in Isanti (MN).
Jason is picking Jimmie Johnson who has some steam after winning last week in Dover. Jimmie qualified poorly but was fast in practice and has the best driver rating at Kansas (122.6) and has 6 "top 10" finishes and one win in just 8 races in Kansas.
Jordan is going with Greg Biffle who has a history of doing well at intermediate tracks, he qualified 5th, has a driver rating second only to Jimmie (119.6) and has 5 "top 5" finishes and one win in 8 races at Kansas.
Dean chooses Jeff Gordon who starts the race third and had the third best "average speed" in practice. Jeff has the third best driver rating (104.7) and has 6 "top 5" finishes and two wins in 9 races at Kansas.
The Joe Gibbs cars have done poorly at Kansas in the past, Denny Hamlin is just hoping to squeek out another "top 10" to hold onto his point lead as we enter the middle portion of the NASCAR chase.
Dont rule out Kurt Busch he was fastest in the early Saturday practice and he has done better at intermediate tracks this year. The last 10 intermediate races he has 7 "top 10" finishes and has lead more laps than anyone (529).