Harvick did it again last week. Down in points and faced with possible elimination the weekend at Dover he pulled off a victory in New Hampshire and locked a spot in the next round. His Chevy has been fast all year and he pushes his team hard. A win was not really a surprise.
So what will happen at Dover. One thing I can say with certainty is that the Gibbs Toyotas will be fast. I know I really went out on a limb there but it had to be said. The 48 has been dominant at Dover over the years and the 24 is running fast. Don’t be surprised to see the 4 running up front again this weekend. The tail end of the chase drivers are likely to remain back there. There is a reason why they barely got in the chase, they are a little off from the Toyotas of Gibbs and the Chevys of Hendrick and SHR. As I said last week the Fords of Penske are almost sneaky fast although I don’t see them winning this weekend at Dover.
OK so here are my predictions for this weekend at Dover
5 Chase Elliot
4 Kyle Busch
3 Kevin Harvick
2 Jimmie Johnson
1 Matt Kenseth
Yep, another Toyota in Victory lane. This time its the 20 who in addition to having a very fast race car every weekend has the advantage of being able to pretty much do what he wants on the race track.
Just a guess, lets see what happens.