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

Who Chooses the checkered flag?

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

Winner: Kyle Busch
After shooting 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 at the track. From our point of view, so long as Busch does not wreck or see his engine fail, he should at least finish in the top five.

Contenders: Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr..
We’re not really prepared to give up about the 2016 championship runner-up, especially after his second-place complete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. His whole Cup crew marched 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., well 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. Truex Jr. directed the most overall laps in Sonoma in June prior to fighting engine failure with just 25 to go. Best believe he hasn’t forgotten about that…

Wild Card: AJ Allmendinger
We’re not very high on the road course expert back in Sonoma, and for good reason. Despite winning a point Allmendinger finished 35th. This time around we think that it’s going to differ. Despite a mediocre run in clinic, Allmendinger’s results at Watkins Glen talk for themselves. Besides a win in 2014, he’s got a normal finish within the top 10 there. Do not be shocked if Allmendinger performs spoiler into a motorist on the playoff bubble Sunday.

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

Here are the 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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