Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Watkins Glen Preview: Keselowski Presents Good Value

Martin Truex Jr. won on the road course at Sonoma in June
With only five races remaining before the Chase for the Championship begins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, the drivers head to the northeast for the annual road course event at Watkins Glen International. A few drivers will have a major edge in their quest to be one of the final 12 drivers chasing for the championship simply because road course racing isn't universally popular throughout the garages.

We've already had one road course event this season at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California, won by Martin Truex, a driver that had never had a top-5 finish over his career there. Between the two road courses, Watkins Glen is a much easier course to drive on for those that typically struggle. Sonoma has elevation changes and is a much more technical course, while Watkins Glen 2.45-mile course has lonmger straightaways where the drivers can go full throttle.

The past two seasons, everyone has been chasing Marcos Ambrose at Watkins Glen. Prior to winning in 2011 and 2012, the Australian road course ace had finished no worse than third in his previous three starts. His average finish at Watkins Glen over five races has been an amazing 2.0. Yes, that's not a typo, 2.0. There isn't a driver on any track over that duration in the series that is better than what Ambrose does at Watkins Glen, which is why he is the overwhelming favorite to win again this week.
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