Kaz Grala – If you’re thinking of picking Kaz Grala for the Charlotte Coca Cola 600, first ask yourself, do you think the Money Team #50 car will actually last for 400 laps? It’s possible, but there’s +4 hours of time for something to go wrong. In 2022, The Money Team has competed twice and in those events, he’s come home with results of 25th (COTA) and 26th (Daytona 500). I think another mid 20’s might be achievable, but I think he’s certainly risky.
Cody Ware – In the Coca Cola 600, I’m going to view Cody Ware as a high-twenties to low-thirties driver. In last year’s Coca Cola 600, Ware finished 30th, had a 30.9 average running position and had the 33rd best Total Speed Ranking. This year at high-speed 1.5’s, Cody Ware has results of 26th (Las Vegas) and 34th (Kansas) on his resume.
Josh Bilicki – Josh Bilicki has piloted the #77 at both high-speed 1.5-mile tracks visited this year, and at those venues he has results of 28th (Kansas) and 29th (Las Vegas). In the last two Coca Cola 600’s, Bilicki’s come home with results of 35th (2021) and 36th (2020).
BJ McLeod – There’s no question, BJ McLeod will likely have a short evening in the Coca Cola 600. In 4 of the last 5 races heading into the weekend, he’s had DNF’s and those are courtesy of Handling, Brakes, Brakes and Chassis. That “Chassis” DNF was a 36th place result at Kansas. Since April, McLeod’s average finish is 32.6.