- Justin Haley — Kaulig likes victory lane.
- Kurt Busch — Michael Jordan likes trophies.
- Penske — Blaney and Cindric working together.
- Kaz Grala — Go or go home. May not be a homerun, but will likely be more aggressive than most of the field, and that should nab him enough points to be optimal.
Duel No. 2
- Stack JGR —Three Bs: Busch, Bell and Bubba will be the most popular based on PD. Consider leaning towards Truex and Hamlin.
- Harvick — On one hand, they need to play it safe because of the backup situation. At the same time, the lack of parts has resulted in a slow car. Harvick needs to find out what he has tonight. Why take it easy to just suck on Sunday?
- Burton and Logano combo
- Biffle will be the popular punt. I'm fine with that. Timmy Hill doesn't have the speed but can work if these guys lose their minds.