NASCAR at Pocono: Odds, NASCAR Fantasy Advice, Prediction, Sleepers, drivers to watch
The "Tricky Triangle" is like no other venue in NASCAR, which lends to the unpredictability of finishes in Pennsylvania.
There has been a different winner in each of the last seven events at Pocono and no one has won back-to-back races since Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2014. This does not bode well for Kyle Busch, who is coming off a victory in the Coca-Cola 600, won the August event in 2017, and currently leads the point standings.
However, Kyle has won four races this season and it's tough to ever count him out for a race.
Speaking of recent success, Denny Hamlin has been as consistent as any driver this season, he just hasn't come away with a victory yet. However, he is the active leader in wins at Pocono Raceway, and with three straight top-7 finishes and three top 5s in his last five, this may be the week Hamlin finally finds the winner's circle.
Kevin Harvick will likely factor into the race as well, but he is 0 for 34 in his career at Pocono so this might simply not be his race. Our pick will by Kyle Busch who is dangerous when he gets on a roll, and his race in Charlotte last week might have just gotten him moving in the right direction again.
What are the betting odds for NASCAR at Pocono?
Kevin Harvick 5/2 Kyle Busch 3/1 Martin Truex Jr. 6/1 Denny Hamlin 10/1 Ryan Blaney 10/1 Brad Keselowski 10/1 Kyle Larson 10/1 Joey Logano 20/1 Erik Jones 20/1 Kurt Busch 20/1 Clint Bowyer 20/1 Aric Almirola 30/1 Chase Elliott 40/1 Jimmie Johnson 50/1 Daniel Suarez 50/1 Ryan Newman 100/1 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 100/1 Jamie McMurray 100/1 Paul Menard 100/1 William Byron 100/1 Alex Bowman 100/1 Austin Dillon 300/1 Matt Kenseth 300/1 Kasey Kahne 500/1 Darrell Wallace Jr. 500/1 AJ Allmendinger 500/1 Chris Buescher 500/1 Ty Dillon 1000/1 Michael McDowell 2000/1 Field (all others) 500/1 Odds via Westgate
Which NASCAR drivers are best for fantasy lineup at Pocono? NASCAR Picks, Rankings, and Advice
Erik Jones is a great pick at 20/1 with an average 5.5 finish in his two career races at Pocono. The Michigan native is two races removed from a top-7 finish at Kansas and with great numbers at Pocono he would be silly to pass on.
There have been few drivers with more success than Jimmie Johnson at just about every track in NASCAR and Pocono is no exception. He has three wins in his career at Pocono Raceway and may be figuring some things out after a top-5 finish at Charlotte. At 50/1 he's the perfect bargain.
As mentioned before there have been seven different winners in the last seven races at Pocono, so why don't we go with a man who has never won once? Chase Elliott has 40/1 odds, has finished in the top 10 in three of his last four races at Pocono and has finished in the top 12 in each of his last five races in 2018.
Kurt Busch may be the best bet in this entire race with three career wins and nine top 10s to his name at Pocono. He is also driving very well with four top 10s in a row. This may be his place to grab his first win of the season.