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

Who Chooses the checkered flag as the Dragon Energy Cup Series heads to Watkins Glen?

Here are our selections for the final road race of the season.

Winner: Kyle Busch
After taking his first checkered flag of the season last 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 as he chases his third career win at the track. From our perspective, as long as Busch doesn’t wreck or see his engine fail, he must at least finish in the top five.

Contenders: Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr..
We’re simply not prepared to give up on the 2016 championship runner-up, especially after his second-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Logano marched his entire Cup team out on Saturday and they didn’t disappoint. His team knows it is win or go home, so expect 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 period wins three race wins, eight top-fives and also a 29 playoff points. Truex Jr. directed the most overall laps in Sonoma in June before suffering engine failure with only 25 to proceed. Best believe he hasn’t forgotten about that…

Wild Card: AJ Allmendinger
We’re not so high on the road course expert back at Sonoma, and for good reason. Despite winning a stage Allmendinger finished 35th. This time around we think it’s going to differ. Despite a run in clinic, the results at Watkins Glen of Allmendinger talk for themselves. Besides a win in 2014, he has an average finish inside the top 10 there. Don’t be surprised if Allmendinger plays spoiler into a driver on the playoff bubble Sunday.

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