Price Chopper 400 Picks
NASCAR heads to the heartland of America on Sunday for the Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway.
This is stop number three in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, which could very well be a make or break race for the drivers near the bottom of the standings.
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The drivers bringing up the rear in the chase standings have failed to close ground after two races and they can't afford to let the leaders pull away any farther. So look for them to gamble a bit more with pit strategy to gain track position, as well as fuel mileage.
Jeff Gordon 8/1
It’s time for Gordon to catch up to the leaders and this could be the week for him to do it since he has stated over and over this year how much improved his team is on 1.5-mile tracks. Gordon is the only driver with multiple wins at Kansas and has only finished outside of the top-10 twice, with one of those finishes due to mechanical failure. When you look back this year, Gordon has performed much better on these styles of tracks than he has since the switch to the COT car. We look for him to gain some ground on his teammates this week with a win.
Mark Martin 6/1
Mark Martin and his team are in a groove right now and this could be the year that he finally gets his first championship. Martin has been spectacular all year on this type of track, with his win at Chicago being a perfect example. Martin has won here in the past and with the way he has performed this year on these types of tracks, don't be surprised to see a dominating performance.
Juan Pablo Montoya 12/1
Juan Pablo Montoya and his team have really come on down the stretch and have stated numerous times that they will need victories to win the championship. The last few races on these types of tracks have been very good for him and if he can just keep those good runs going he will be in victory lane soon.
Posted: 9/30/09 11:02PM ET