The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is coming from the longest race of the program with Martin Truex Jr. outlasting the remainder of the field to catch his third checkered flag of the season at Charlotte Motor Speedway and he looks for back-to-back wins this week at Pocono Raceway. Kyle Busch tamed the Tricky Triangle past July and he is a +300 favorite to repeat this weekend.
Intertops has Busch favored at +300 followed by Kevin Harvick in +450, Martin Truex Jr. at +500, Brad Keselowski in +650, Joey Logano at +900, Chase Elliott at +1000, Denny Hamlin in +1200, Kurt Busch and Ryan Blaney at +2000, and Kyle Larson and Clint Bowyer in +2200 to round out the top drivers on the oddsboard.
Toyota has won each of the previous three races at Pocono Raceway, Ford won 2 in a row before that and Chevrolet won seven of eight prior to that.
The winner has qualified outside of the top five of the last 11 runnings in the Tricky Triangle.
There has not been a back up winner at Pocono since Dale Earnhardt Jr. did so in 2014.
Kyle Busch has finished on the podium in each of the previous three races at this track, including two victories. He’s also led at least one lap in each of the previous seven races there. Before the previous 3 races, though, Busch finished outside of the top 10 in four runnings.
Daniel Suarez completed outside of the top 15 in his two spring runnings at Pocono but finished seventh and second in the two summer races there. He finished one spot behind Busch in the previous race at the Tricky Triangle.
Alex Bowman ended third in the previous race in Pocono but finished 25th or worse in his other five starts at this track.
Martin Truex Jr. won the spring operating in the Tricky Triangle this past year and has led a minumum of one lap at six of the past eight races there. He’s also finished outside the top five in five of the previous seven races at Pocono.
Brad Keselowski has led at least one lap in 11 of the last 15 races at Pocono Raceway and has finished inside the top five in six of the previous seven runnings in the Tricky Triangle.
My Best Bet for your Pocono 400:
Brad Keselowski +650
He’s been absolutely consistent at Pocono Raceway, always finding himself at the front of the pack at some point in the race and usually from the hunt to win it . Keselowski has secured three wins this year and five top-five finishes as well. Lastly, Ford has seen a great deal of speed at the 1.5-mile and two-mile tracks this year and I expect them to be aggressive on Sunday.
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