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

Who Chooses 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 a week at Pocono rowdy is out for blood. After winning his first Xfinity Series race at The Glen on Saturday, Busch begins in the pole on Sunday as he chases his third career win in the track. From our point of view, as 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 simply not prepared to give up about the 2016 championship runner-up, particularly 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 is win or go home, so anticipate the 2015 Watkins Glen winner to take his shot Victory Lane on Sunday. In terms of Truex Jr., nicely his r??sum?? speaks for itself. The points leader owns 14 stage wins three race wins, eight top-fives and also a ridiculous 29 playoff points. Truex Jr. directed the most overall 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 specialist back in Sonoma, and for good reason. Allmendinger finished 35th, despite almost winning a stage in June. This time around we think that it’s going to be different. Despite a run in practice, Allmendinger’s results at Watkins Glen talk for themselves. Besides a win in 2014, he has an average finish inside the top 10 in eight career starts there. Don’t be surprised if Allmendinger performs spoiler into a driver on the playoff bubble Sunday.

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

Here are the betting odds through, 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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