Sunday’s Pocono 400 (2 p.m. ET/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will mark the 14th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. Here’s who the best options are to bet on for this weekend at the Pocono Raceway.
Kyle Busch (+300)
He has a series tying three Cup Series wins in 2019. He also has three straight top three finishes at Pocono including a win last August on the 2.5-mile Tricky Triangle. On Friday, Busch was in the top five of both practice sessions (4th, 5th).
Martin Truex Jr. (+600)
Truex, has three wins in his last five starts on the Cup season. He won this race last June. He was in the top 10 in both practice sessions of the weekend. Need I say more?
Kevin Harvick (+450)
Prior to Harvick going to SHR, he had never finished in the top three at Pocono. Now, he has four runner-ups in nine starts including seven top four finishes in that same time frame. He was 15th and seventh respectively in practice.
Brad Keselowski (+750)
Keselowski, won at Pocono in 2011 and has six top five finishes in his last seven tries. He also has eight top six finishes in his last 11 overall Pocono starts as well. In practice on Friday, he was fifth and second respectively.
Chase Elliott (+1000)
Elliott has five top 10 finishes in six Pocono tries and has four straight top five finishes on the season. He was 13th and 12th respectively in practice.
Kurt Busch (+2000)
He has 10 top 10 finishes in his last 15 Pocono starts, seven of which being in the top five. Busch, won this race in 2016 too and was quickest in final practice on Friday.
Erik Jones (+2500)
In four career Pocono starts, Jones has three top eight finishes. He was eighth quick in final practice. Watch out for him on Sunday.
Alex Bowman (+2500)
Bowman finished third in the August race last year to go along with four straight top seven finishes on the year including three of which being runner-ups. He was third in the first practice session on Friday afternoon.
Daniel Suarez (+4000)
The SHR driver had speed last weekend in Charlotte. He also has a runner-up at Pocono last August and a seventh place run in August 2017. Suarez, was fastest in the opening practice session of the day on Friday.
William Byron (+15000)
Byron finished sixth in last year’s August race and has two top 10 finishes in his last three starts on the year. He was eighth and ninth respectively in practice on Friday.
Joey Logano (+1000)
This isn’t one of his better tracks. Logano did win in 2012 but that with with JGR. His last five Pocono finishes are 37th, 23rd, 27th, ninth and 26th respectively. He was only seventh and 13th respectively in practice.
Denny Hamlin (+1100)
He struggled recently. Hamlin, has four straight finishes of 16th or worse on the season and has just one top five finish at Pocono since 2014.
Kyle Larson (+2000)
His momentum was halted last weekend in the ‘600. At Pocono, Larson has two finishes of 23rd or worse in his last three tries. Also, in 10 career starts on the Tricky Triangle, Larson has just two top five’s.
Ryan Blaney (+2000)
While he won this race in 2017, that’s Blaney’s only top five finish of his career at Pocono. He did finish sixth and 12th respectively on this track last year but has five straight finishes outside of the top 10 on the season and six in his last seven points paying starts.
Jimmie Johnson (+2000)
Johnson has two straight top 10 finishes on the year but just one top 10 in his last six years at Pocono.
Clint Bowyer (+2000)
The SHR driver has just one top 10 finish in his last four starts at Pocono.
Aric Almirola (+4000)
He finished seventh and 25th in the two races last year including a best result of 18th at Pocono. Almirola’s best finish in his last six starts on the season is ninth.