NASCAR Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Free Racing Picks & Expert Best Bets
NASCAR makes its lone trip to the Magic Mile that is the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Loudon has been mainly dominated by Toyota and Ford in recent years and struggles in practice for Hendrick Motorsports has this Sunday’s race looking like it’s between Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske. Kevin Harvick grabbed the checkered flag last season at the track with a bump and run move on Kyle Busch. Harvick has still yet to win this season, likewise, Stewart-Haas Racing remains winless. Kyle Busch has finished top three in seven of the last 11 races at New Hampshire. Now would be the time for Stewart-Haas Racing and Kevin Harvick to be specific to break through and pick up some momentum. Kurt Busch was able to hold off his brother at Kentucky to nab Chevy’s first victory at the track, can Chevrolet ended their recent drought at New Hampshire. Chevy has won each of the last three races, can they make it four this weekend. It will be tough for Hendrick Motorsports with two cars starting at the back do to issues in practice. Brad Keselowski captured the pole and could be in for yet another strong weekend in New Hampshire. Let’s dive into the NASCAR Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Free Racing Picks for this Sunday.
Five Drivers to back in Loudon
Kyle Busch +265
Kyle Busch returns to the top of the odd boards this week, and for good reason as he is a three-time winner at New Hampshire. He has also finished in the top five in each of the last two races at the track including a runner-up finish last season. Busch grabbed the checkered flag at the track in 2006, and more recently in 2015 and 2017. His four runner-up finishes don’t hurt either along with 15 top 10 finishes in 27 starts at Loudon. He has led in each of the last five races at the track. A runner-up finish at Kentucky should give him a little fire to want to get a victory this weekend. Busch and Toyota have had great success at the track and could both be in for a great race.
Martin Truex Jr +425
Martin Truex Jr may have near the best average finish at New Hampshire, but he has yet to reach victory lane at a track that has meant a lot to the Truex family. He has seen plenty of success at the track in other series, but hasn’t had the luck like his teammates at JGR has had. Truex has led over 100 laps in four of the last five races at New Hampshire. Four straight top 10 finishes don’t hurt either. He has 11 top 10 finishes at the track. He has been able to win stage one in each of the last three races. He will need to be able to stay at the front of the field this time if he wants to get the big lobster in victory lane.
Brad Keselowski +850
Brad Keselowski has gotten off to a good start this weekend by capturing the pole for Sunday’s race. Not only that it comes at a track he has seen success at. Keselowski won at the track back in 2014 but hasn’t sniffed victory lane their since. He has failed to lead laps in each of the last three New Hampshire races. He has also posted 11 top 10 finishes at the speedway. He had posted three straight top 10 finishes from 2016 to 2017 but had trouble in last season’s race ultimately finishing 32nd.
Joey Logano +1000
Joey Logano has seen success at New Hampshire twice in his career. As he found victory lane in 2009 and in 2014. Logano was able to finish inside the top 10 races in the last two New Hampshire races. However, he has failed to lead any laps at the track since July 2015. He had our straight top-five finishes from 2014 to 2016 but hasn’t finished higher than 9th since. He has qualified very well either starting no better than 13th in the last four New Hampshire events. He looked like the car to beat in Kentucky, but a final restart took away his chances at winning last weekend. Look for Joey to bounce back on Sunday at a track he has performed well at.
Chase Elliott +1400
Chase Elliott has struggled so far in his five starts at New Hampshire. A strong 5th place finish in last season’s race. He has struggled in recent weeks and is need of a good finish. Elliott was able to lead 23 laps in last season’s race including a stage win. Chevy hasn’t won at New Hampshire in quite a few years, but they have had great momentum having won each of the last three races this season. Its a stretch to think Chase can get the win, but he should be able to get a good finish on Sunday.