Bubba Wallace – Pocono holds a special place in Bubba Wallace’s heart. He made his first start here in 2017 and he’s also averaging 2 speeding penalties per race. Earlier this year he didn’t have a good race and finished 38th after making an early exit because of an engine failure. “Performance Wise” prior to all of his problems he was a high-teens to low-twenties driver. On lap 76 which was before his first problem, (speeding on pit road) he was running in 17th. In spring 2017 at Pocono, Bubba Wallace made his top series debut when Aric Almirola was sidelined because of injury. He had a Denny Hamlin like performance and got a ton of pit road penalties. Since it was his first start and he had multiple pit road penalties it’s hard to put a lot of stock in his performance. When the race reached its conclusion he finished 26th and had a 28th place average running position. On Sunday I would look for him to be a high-teens to low-twenties driver.
David Ragan – At Pocono, David Ragan will likely be a high-teens to low-twenties driver. Since 2015 minus summer 2016 he has a 21.0 average finish and a 22.2 average running position. Earlier this year at Pocono he had his best result since August 2010 and finished 16th. I will note his average running position was 23rd. If there wasn’t a rash of late cautions he probably would’ve finished around 20th. In 2017 at Pocono he had results of 22nd and 25th.
Ross Chastain Ross Chastain is my favorite super low-tier driver. Since Richmond all of his results are between 24th to 30th. For drivers of his tier that’s really good. This spring at Pocono, in his debut Chastain started 31st, had a 30th place average running position and finished 28th. On Sunday I would look for him to be 25th to 30th place driver.
Matt DiBenedetto – Pocono has been a really bad venue for Matt DiBenedetto. In 4 of the last 5 races he’s had a DNF. In his three starts where he didn’t make an early exit he finished between 28th to 32nd. Earlier this year he finished 37th after brake problems ended his afternoon. Based on how he performed prior to his problems I thought he looked high-twenties good. Last summer he wrecked on the opening lap and finished 37th. In spring 2017 he had drive shaft problems and finished 32nd. On Sunday I think the best case scenario might be him finishing in the high-twenties.
Landon Cassill – This year on weekly basis Landon Cassill has been a low-thirties driver. On Sunday I would look for that to be the case again. Earlier this year at Pocono he was very uncompetitive. He finished 31st and had a 35th place average running position. In the four Pocono races prior to that when he was in a more competitive situation he finished between 27th to 30th.