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 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 begins from the pole on Sunday because he chases his third career win in the track. From our perspective, so long as Busch does not mess or see his engine neglect, he should at least finish in the top five.

Contenders: Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr..
We’re not really ready to give up on the 2016 championship event, especially after his second-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Logano marched his whole Cup crew 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. As for Truex Jr., nicely his r??sum?? speaks for itself. The points leader possesses 14 period wins three race wins, eight top-fives plus a ridiculous 29 playoff points. Truex Jr. led the most complete laps in Sonoma in June before suffering engine failure with just 25 to go. Best believe he has not 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 completed 35th, despite winning a point in June. This time around we think that it’s going to be different. Despite a mediocre run in clinic, the results at Watkins Glen of Allmendinger speak for themselves. Besides a win in 2014, he’s got an average finish within the top 10 there. Don’t be shocked if Allmendinger performs spoiler to a driver on the playoff bubble Sunday.

Odds to win the I LOVE NEW YORK 355
Here are the betting odds via 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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