What have you done for me lately?
That question clearly guides the NASCAR odds for Sunday’s Windows 10 400 at Pocono, where past history clearly doesn’t play much of a role in what oddsmakers think might happen at the Tricky Triangle.
It’s Kevin Harvick at 4/1 again. Harvick doesn’t own a win at Pocono but does own seven top 5 finishes in 29 career starts. His average finish at Pocono is seventh among active drivers.
Kyle Busch, fresh off three straight Sprint Cup wins, is close behind at 6/1. In 21 career Pocono starts, Busch owns no wins and just four top 5 finishes. In fact, 20 drives have a better average finish at the Tricky Triangle than Busch.
In spite of underwhelming numbers the track, Harvick and Busch are the two top favorites. Would you bet against either at this point?
If I had money to legally bet on the race, Jimmie Johnson would be a solid pick. The No. 48 is 7/1 along with Martin Truex Jr. Johnson owns three career Pocono wins and has the second best average finish among active drivers. Truex Jr. won back in June and has three top five finishes under his belt at Pocono. Some other names to consider.
- Kurt Busch is 8/1, the only other driver with single digit odds.
- Jeff Gordon has six career Pocono wins and finds himself at 12/1.
- Denny Hamlin has crossed Victory Lane here four times and is 12/1 as well.
The Names To Remember:
This might be the race where wild card name sneaks in and grabs a win. Some quick thoughts:
- Joey Logano has a win to his credit at Pocono and has been close for a few weeks now. He’s a good option at 12/1.
- Kyle Larson has the best average finish among active drivers at Pocono and is 25/1.
- Ryan Newman finds himself in the top five of that same category is 100/1.
Here’s how your favorite Sprint Cup driver stacks up in the NASCAR odds for Sunday’s Windows 10 400. Enjoy the Tricky Triangle, and insert a random catchphrase here.