Jake Wright will be chasing some history of his own as he takes to the grid for the Milwaukee Mile 150. He could become the first driver in league history to win three consecutive races if he takes the checkered flag again this week. With a third-place finish in last season's race, Wright has already proven he can be fast on the Mile, although he will face a strong challenge from a field of equally tough competitors.
It's no surprise that the strongest challenge may come from the Team #NailedIt stable. Dan Geren and Michael Gray are on a roll thanks to podium finishes at Montreal, while Jonathan Goke will be looking to rebound after an early exit in Canada. However, it may be Ian Adams who ends up stepping into the spotlight for the four-car team at Milwaukee. Adams has had a quiet season thus far, but he finished second in last year's race and clearly brings plenty of speed to the virtual Mile.
James Krahula, now tied for second in points with Jonathan Goke, will also be looking to turn things around after an incident ended his strong run at Montreal. Krahula has been fast on ovals this season, including his win at Kentucky. He should be in the mix again this week, especially if fuel strategy comes into play – although history isn't on his side at Milwaukee after a disappointing 24th-place finish last season.
Dark-horse picks for the week include Korey Connor, who had a very strong run at Montreal and is always fast on ovals. Connor has struggled at times this season, but he finished fourth at Milwaukee last year and seems to be gaining momentum. Jason Robarge, who battled Connor for much of the race in Canada, may be an even bigger threat. Robarge has finished no lower than sixth in the last four races, and he's currently the cleanest driver in the league. Robarge is also the leader in laps led at Milwaukee among active drivers – a total he will no doubt be looking to add to this week.
A field of well over thirty virtual Dallara DW-12s are expected to take the green flag in this event. Milwaukee marks the first of five oval races that will culminate with the full-length I Race for Gage Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, July 17th.
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