David Ragan – Michigan hasn’t been a friendly track to David Ragan. Over the last four races at this 2.0 mile oval he’s finished 29th or worse. Earlier this year he had a tough race and finished 38th after crashing on lap 35 while he was battling for 26th. In the race he started 27th so its pretty clear he probably wasn’t going to finish well anyways. Last year he had results of 29th and 30th. Last August late in the race he got some damage from contact with other cars which led to his poor 30th place finish. Strength wise I would say he was realistically about mid-teens good. One lap prior to his involvement in the wreck because of pit strategy he was running in 9th. His average running position for the afternoon was 18th. In the two Michigan races prior to that he finished 29th. On Sunday I’m going to view him as a low teens to mid-twenties driver.
Ross Chastain – At Michigan I’m projecting Ross Chastain as a mid to high-twenties driver. This year at high-speed intermediate tracks minus Texas where he finished artificially high because of attrition he’s finished between 25th to 30th every race. Earlier this year at Michigan when Chastain made his debut he finished 26th and had a 29th place average running position.
Matt DiBenedetto – At Michigan I think Matt DiBenedetto will likely be about a high-twenties driver. I view Michigan as a true test for how teams intermediate track programs stack up against the competition and his team doesn’t stack up well. At Michigan, DiBenedetto has a 32.1 average finish. Earlier this year he didn’t run well and finished 36th. Last year he had results of 26th and 28th.
Landon Cassill – At Michigan I would look for Landon Cassill to be a high-twenties to low-thirties driver. That’s essentially how he stacks up against the competition in his current ride. At MIS since 2016 minus an August 2016 DNF he has a 28.5 average finish and a 31st place average running position. Earlier this year at Michigan he finished 32nd.