David Ragan – At Charlotte I would look for David Ragan to be a high-teens to low-twenties driver. That’s how he stacks up against the competition this year. In 2017 at 1.5 mile tracks Ragan has 3 results of 23rd, and at Kansas the most recent 1.5 mile track visited he finished 13th. Last fall at Charlotte David Ragan wrecked and finished 37th. In the two Charlotte races prior to that he had back to back 23rd place finishes.
Michael McDowell – Michael McDowell hasn’t run very well this year and I wouldn’t set the benchmark high for him at Charlotte. If he can be a low to mid-twenties driver I would be happy. Last fall at Charlotte, McDowell didn’t have a good race and finished 35th. While he was running in 23rd on lap 117 he spun which doomed him to his poor result. In the two races prior to that he had results of 14th and 19th. Personally I wouldn’t read into either of those two results.
Ty Dillon – I haven’t liked what I’ve seen from Ty Dillon this year at 1.5 mile tracks. If he can be a mid-twenties driver I’ll be happy. He simply hasn’t been competitive. At Charlotte, Dillon has two races on his resume. Last fall he finished 21st, earned the 21st best driver rating and had a 20th place average running position. Last spring he had a troubled track debut. His car was smoking multiple times and during it’s final time it caused a lot of mayhem on the track. When the checkered flag waved he finished 36th because of his rear gear problems.
Matt DiBenedetto – At Charlotte, Matt DiBenedetto has six starts under his belt and his average finish is 30.0. Performance wise on Sunday I would look for him to be a mid-twenties to about 30th place driver. Last fall at Charlotte he had his best result and finished 23rd. Last spring he wrecked and finished 37th. It should be noted in all three of his spring starts he’s finished in the thirties. Over the last three races at 1.5 mile tracks DiBenedetto has a 20th place average finish.