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

Who takes the checkered flag Because the Monster Energy Cup Series heads to Watkins Glen?

Here are our selections for the 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 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 mess or see his motor neglect, he must at least finish in the top five.

Contenders: Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr..
We are not really prepared to give up about the 2016 championship event, particularly after his second-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Logano marched out his whole Cup team on Saturday and they did not 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 owns eight top-fives, 14 period wins, three race wins and a 29 playoff points. Truex Jr. led the most complete laps at 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 nearly winning a stage in June. This time around we think it’s going to differ. Despite a run in practice, Allmendinger’s results at Watkins Glen speak for themselves. In addition to a triumph in 2014, he has an average finish inside the top 10 there. Do not be surprised if Allmendinger plays spoiler into a driver on the playoff bubble Sunday.

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

Here are the odds through VegasInsider.com, 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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