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


Who Chooses the checkered flag as the Monster Energy Cup Series heads to Watkins Glen?

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

Winner: Kyle Busch
After shooting his first checkered flag of the season a 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 at the track. From our point of view, as long as Busch doesn’t mess or see his engine fail, he should at least finish in the top five.

Contenders: Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr..
We’re not really ready to give up about the 2016 championship event, especially 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’s win or go home, so anticipate the 2015 Watkins Glen winner to take his shot Victory Lane on Sunday. As for Truex Jr., well his r??sum?? speaks for itself. The points leader owns eight top-fives, 14 stage wins, three race wins and also a 29 playoff points. Truex Jr. directed the most complete laps in Sonoma in June before suffering engine failure with just 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. Despite winning a stage in June, Allmendinger completed 35th. This time around we think that it’s going to differ. Despite a run in clinic, the results at Watkins Glen of Allmendinger talk for themselves. Besides a triumph in 2014, he’s got an average finish within the top 10 there. Do not be surprised if Allmendinger performs spoiler to a driver on the playoff bubble Sunday.

Odds to win the I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen

Here are the betting odds via, 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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