Fantasy Picks: Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend for the Oral-B USA 500. With only two races until the Chase begins time has run out for winless drivers to punch their ticket into the postseason.

With all that we welcome you to the Tireball Sports Fantasy Picks for the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta!

Five to Pick

Kevin Harvick – Harvick has not won at Atlanta since 2001 but that does not mean he has been bad. In fact Harvick has scored finishes inside the top ten in six of the last seven races at the 1.5-mile track. His last five runs this season have all been 11th place finishes or better. With two wins already on the year and a place spot in hand expect Harvick to be going for broke.

Jeff Gordon – Continue to ride Jeff Gordon if you can. He has five career wins at Atlanta with finishes of first, second and sixth during his last three races here.  Bristol may not have gone his way but Gordon has already proven he has what it takes to win at fast tracks – notching a win at Michigan two weeks ago.

Kurt Busch – Regardless of the league you are playing in, Busch has disappointed for the most part this season. That likely means he is either cheap or you can pick him a bunch of times. Coming off a fifth place finish last week at Bristol the former series champion will want to build up as the postseason approaches.

Kyle Busch – In a gambling mood? Here you go. Busch is boom or bust right now. He is last years winner of this race but the downside is he has finishes of 36th or worse the last four events this season.

Joey Logano – Fresh off a win at Bristol? Yep. Already with three wins this season Logano enters Atlanta looking to better his second place finish from a year ago. Who is going to bet against him?

Three to Avoid

Martin Truex Jr. – Listen you have avoided him all season long. Don’t start picking him now. We understand, a fourth and a third place finish his last two races here but those were in the No. 56 car at MWR. Those days are gone.

Tony Stewart – Something about adversity and being good. Stewart has three wins at this track. Odds are much like Kurt Busch you have picks left and dollars to spend. We are calling this one an avoid for now.

Clint Bowyer – The chance for Bowyer to win his way into the Chase is at Richmond. In 13 starts at Atlanta he has just five top ten finishes with the last coming at the fall race in 2010.