Michael McDowell – At Kansas I’m going to project Michael McDowell as a high-teens to low-twenties driver. This spring he finished 13th but by no means would I feel comfortable expecting that type of production out of him again. In that race it should be noted he had a 25th place average running position and earned the 27th best driver rating. Last year at Kansas McDowell had results of 22nd and 28th.
Danica Patrick – At Kansas I would look for Danica Patrick to be a high-teens to low-twenties driver. This year in incident free races on this track type she’s almost always finished within that range. This spring at Kansas Patrick was having a good race but finished 36th after being part of the Almirola massive accident. At the time of that incident she was running around 12th. In the three Kansas races prior to that she finished between 18th and 22nd. Last fall she finished 18th and had a 21st place average running position. In spring 2016 she finished 22nd and had a 27th place average running position. In fall 2015 she finished 22nd. (Yahoo B Driver)
David Ragan – At Kansas I would look for David Ragan to be a mid-twenties to high-twenties driver. If things go really well he might be able to sneak in a low-twenties finish. This spring at Kansas he had a great race by his standards and finished 17th. Additionally in the race he had a 24th place average running position and earned the 25th best driver rating. I wouldn’t feel comfortable thinking he’ll finish that well again though. In the 8 Kansas races prior to that he finished 25th or worse. (Yahoo C Driver)
Landon Cassill – This spring at Kansas Landon Cassill got into the wall a few times and brought a few cautions but he finished 21st when the checkered flag waved. That marks his best result here since 2015. Additionally in the race he had a 30th place average running position. Last fall at Kansas Cassill finished 27th. In spring 2016 he finished 31st. On Sunday I would look for Cassill to be a mid-twenties to high-twenties driver. (Yahoo C Driver)
Matt DiBenedetto – Matt DiBenedetto will likely be a mid-twenties to low-thirties driver. There’s really not any upside to him. This year at 1.5 mile tracks in his six incident free races all of his results are between 23rd and 32nd. Take that as a sign of what you should expect if you pick him. This spring at Kansas he finished 32nd and had a 34th place average running position. Last fall he had his best result and finished 24th. In the two races prior to that he had back to back 30th’s. (Yahoo C Driver)