Cody Ware – At Indy RC, I think Cody Ware is a high-twenties to low-thirties driver. This year at road courses, Ware has a 30.3 average finish, a 32.1 average running position and he’s 3 for 3 at finishing between 27th to 32nd. Last year at Indy RC, Ware crashed and finished 40th.
Josh Bilicki – Josh Bilicki has upside compared to other low-tier drivers, but of course that’s reliant on attrition. Last year at Indy RC, Bilicki escaped the carnage and finished 18th. This year at road courses, Bilicki finished 22nd at COTA, but in the other two races he had dud results of 29th (Sonoma) and 36th (Road America, crash). Realistically, I would write down Bilicki as a high-twenties to low-thirties driver.
Josh Williams – At the Indy Road Course, Josh Williams will be piloting the #78, A.K.A as BJ McLeod’s car. This is the least competitive car on a weekly basis, and I don’t think Williams is a miracle worker. This year at road courses, drivers of the #78 have results of 39th (COTA, Andy Lally), 33rd (Sonoma, Scott Heckert) and 30th (Road America, Kyle Tilley). Keep expectations low and pencil him in for a 30’s like all of the other #78 drivers this year.
Danill Kvyat – At the Indy Road Course, former Formula 1 driver, Danill Kvyat will be making his Cup debut. He’ll be piloting the #26 Toyota from Team Hezeberg. In my opinion, I think he has DNF written all over him. This year at road courses, cars from Team Hezeberg have results of 34th (COTA, Rear Gear DNF) and 37th (Road America, Fuel Pump DNF).
Loris Hezemans – If you pick Hezemans, or his teammate Kvyat, you’re playing with fire. This year at road courses, Hezemans has a pair of equipment DNF’s having finished 34th at COTA and 37th at Road America. I think Hezemans is a super high-risk driver who offers very little reward.