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


Who takes the checkered flag?

Here are our picks for the road race of the season.

Winner: Kyle Busch
After taking his first checkered flag of the season last week at Pocono rowdy is out for blood. After winning his first Xfinity Series race at The Glen on Saturday, Busch will start from the pole on Sunday as he chases his third career win in the track. From our perspective, as long as Busch does not wreck or see his engine neglect, he must at least finish in the top five.

Contenders: Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr..
We are not really ready to give up about the 2016 championship runner-up, particularly after his second-place complete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Logano marched his whole Cup team on Saturday and they didn’t disappoint. His team knows it is 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., well his r??sum?? speaks for itself. The points leader possesses three race wins, 14 stage wins, eight top-fives plus a 29 playoff points. Truex Jr. directed the most overall laps in Sonoma in June prior to fighting engine failure with just 25 to proceed. Best think he hasn’t forgotten about that…

Wild Card: AJ Allmendinger
We’re not so high on the road course expert back in Sonoma, and for good reason. Allmendinger finished 35th despite winning a point in June. This time around we think it’s going to differ. Despite a run in practice, the results at Watkins Glen of Allmendinger talk for themselves. In addition to a triumph in 2014, he’s got an average finish inside the top 10 in eight career starts there. Don’t be surprised if Allmendinger plays spoiler to a motorist on the playoff bubble Sunday.

Odds to win the I LOVE NEW YORK 355
Here are the betting odds for Sunday’s race, through VegasInsider.com

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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