NASCAR at Watkins Glen picks, odds: Kyle Busch going for weekend sweep

Who takes the checkered flag?

Here are our picks for this season’s road race.

Winner: Kyle Busch
Rowdy is out for blood after taking his first checkered flag of the season last week at Pocono. After winning his first Xfinity Series race at The Glen on Saturday, Busch begins in the pole on Sunday because he chases his third career win in the track. From our perspective, so long as Busch doesn’t wreck or see his engine fail, he should at least finish in the top five.

Contenders: Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr..
We are not really ready to give up on the 2016 championship runner-up, particularly after his second-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Logano marched his entire Cup team on Saturday and they didn’t disappoint. His team knows it’s win or go home, so anticipate the 2015 Watkins Glen winner to take his shot at Victory Lane on Sunday. In terms of Truex Jr., nicely his r??sum?? speaks for itself. The points leader possesses eight top-fives, 14 period wins, three race wins and also a 29 playoff points that are ridiculous. Truex Jr. directed the most complete laps in Sonoma in June prior to fighting engine failure with only 25 to proceed. Best believe he hasn’t forgotten about that…

Wild Card: AJ Allmendinger
We were not so high on the road course expert back in Sonoma, and for good reason. Allmendinger completed 35th despite winning a point in June. This time around we think that it’s going to differ. Despite a run in practice, Allmendinger’s results at Watkins Glen talk for themselves. In addition to a win in 2014, he has a normal finish within the top 10 in eight career starts there. Don’t be shocked if Allmendinger performs spoiler to a motorist on the playoff bubble Sunday.

Odds to win the I LOVE NEW YORK 355
Here are the odds for Sunday’s race

Martin Truex Jr. 4/1
Kyle Busch 4/1
Brad Keselowski 8/1
Kurt Busch 17/2
Kevin Harvick 17/2
AJ Allmendinger 10/1
Clint Bowyer 10/1
Denny Hamlin 12/1
Kyle Larson 12/1
Jimmie Johnson 14/1
Joey Logano 18/1
Jamie McMurray 28/1
Chase Elliott 33/1
Ryan Blaney 40/1
Kasey Kahne 40/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 50/1
Matt Kenseth 50/1
Daniel Suarez 60/1
Michael McDowell 66/1
Paul Menard 80/1
Ryan Newman 80/1

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2019-08-21T08:09:28+00:00