Matt Kenseth – Matt Kenseth will be piloting the #6 at New Hampshire. This car will be a far cry from his Joe Gibbs Racing #20. In the #20 he’s thrived at New Hampshire having finished in the top six every race over the last six races. Last year he was very competitive finishing 3rd and 4th. In the three races prior to that he had results of 2nd, 1st and 1st. Given his current competitive situation I don’t think his recent stats are all that relevant. On Sunday I would look for him to be a mid to high-teens driver.
AJ Allmendinger – At New Hampshire look for AJ Allmendinger to be a high-teens to low-twenties driver. Over the last five races at this venue he’s finished between 17th to 23rd. With him consistently finishing within this range that’s a trend I’ll choose to believe in. Additionally over that five race stretch his 20.6 average finish matches his 20.6 average running position. Last summer he had his best finish over the last five races and finished 17th. Additionally he earned the 17th best driver rating and had a 19th place average running position. In the three New Hampshire races prior to that he finished 21st every race. Last summer in addition to finishing 21st he had an 18th place average running position and earned the 19th best driver rating. In fall 2016 he was right around 20th place good. When the race reached its conclusion he finished 21st and had a 17th place average running position. In July 2016 he wasn’t competitive and was simply a low twenties performer. In the race he finished 21st, had a 22nd place average running position and earned the 23rd best driver rating.