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

Who takes the checkered flag?

Here are our picks for the final road race of this 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 will start in the pole on Sunday because he chases his third career win in the track. From our point of view, as long as Busch doesn’t wreck or see his engine neglect, he should at least finish in the top five.

Contenders: Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr..
We are not really prepared to give up about the 2016 championship event, particularly after his second-place complete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Logano marched his whole Cup crew out on Saturday and they did not disappoint. His team knows it’s win or go home, so expect the 2015 Watkins Glen winner to take his shot Victory Lane on Sunday. In terms of Truex Jr., well his r??sum?? speaks for itself. The points leader owns three race wins, 14 stage wins, eight top-fives and a 29 playoff points. Truex Jr. led the most complete laps in Sonoma in June before suffering engine failure with just 25 to proceed. Best think 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. Allmendinger finished 35th, despite almost winning a point in June. This time around we think that it’s going to differ. Despite a run in practice, the results at Watkins Glen of Allmendinger talk for themselves. In addition to a triumph in 2014, he’s got a normal finish inside the top 10 there. Do not be surprised if Allmendinger performs spoiler into a driver on the playoff bubble Sunday.

Odds to win the I LOVE NEW YORK 355
Here are the betting odds via VegasInsider.com, 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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