Posted 09/17/2011 at 08:22 PM
I'm not quite sure what to make of the Chicago practices. Brian Vickers was fastest in the final practice session, Paul Menard looked outstanding in both sessions and David Reutimann looks like he's capable in winning for the second straight year......I was impressed with Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon and they will likely be my drivers to key on when matchups are readjusted.......I think I am ready to take a chance on Mark Martin again as he looked great in practice. Not sure what happened to Kyle Busch in Friday's final practice, but his 44th best lap from happy hour is alarming.....I like Kurt Busch this week as well because of his car. he led a bunch of laps with it at Loudon and then ran out of gas on the last lap finishing 10th.