NASCAR Pre-Race Media: Top 5 sleepers for this weekend’s doubleheader in Pocono

This weekend is unique in the sense that we have two races in one. It happened last year too at Pocono and the best drivers won both races no matter where they started. So, with two races with two different race lengths ahead, lets just do one post on sleepers to watch for each in general.


Ryan Blaney (+1400)

He’s getting low odds because since his win in 2017, his finishes are 30th, sixth, 12th, 121th, 10th, 12th and 22nd respectively. He’s in a Penske car at a track he’s won at. Why not.

Christopher Bell (+4000)

He’s backsliding lately but at Pocono, he finished fourth as a rookie in Race 1 last year with Leavine Family Racing.

Aric Almirola (+5000)

Almriola has had a dreadful season, but at Pocono, this is the place where he could turn things around. He has four top 10’s in his last six starts there including a pair of top fives a year ago. His best finish prior to this stretch was 18th. He enters coming off of a fourth place run last Sunday in Nashville too.

Kurt Busch (+5000)

He’s not had a great season either, but Busch has 10 top 10’s in his last 18 Pocono starts including seven of which being in the top five. He also enters with two straight top 10 results now on the season as well.

Matt DiBenedetto (+10000)

The Wood Brothers’ last win came here with Blaney in 2017. DiBenedetto was 13th and sixth respectively last year too. Worth a risk this weekend.

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