NASCAR Pocono 400 Free Racing Picks & Expert Best Bets

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Kaleb Kraus

NASCAR· 2 years ago

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I am Pickswise's NASCAR expert, also make picks on MLB, NHL, and both college football and basketball. Very passionate about sports, especially college football and college basketball. I have followed NASCAR since I was little. I am a 2018 graduate of Michigan State Universities School of Journalism.

NASCAR’s best heads to the Pocono Mountains in Long Pond, Pennsylvania to the Tricky Triangle. This is always a must-see event for NASCAR, as it is one of the most interesting track shapes on the circuit. It is called the Tricky Triangle for good reason as the track features only three turns, unlike any other track in racing. Martin Truex Jr has been on fire as of late including his huge victory in last Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 and could have a great shot at two wins in a row as NASCAR heads to a track in Pocono where Truex has had great success in the past. But look no further than the weekly favorite in Kyle Busch who won the most recent race at the track last July. With Busch once again at the top of the odds chart, it’s going to be a hard race to top NASCAR’s current top driver. Let’s dive into the NASCAR Pocono 400 Free Racing Picks for this Sunday.

Here are the Five Drivers to back in Pocono

Kyle Busch +300

Another week another race, and once again its Kyle Busch atop the odd list. There isn’t anything saying anything different and for good reason, as Busch has had success at Pocono on many occasions. Not to mention Toyota’s success at Pocono with wins in each of the last three races at the track. That includes top three finishes in each of those races for Kyle including two wins. Busch has also led at least one lap in each of the last seven Pocono races. His only downside at Pocono is he finished outside the top 10 in four of the seven at Pocono prior to these three straight top fives. Nonetheless, Busch is definitely a driver to watch on Sunday and add in his front row starting spot, look out.

Martin Truex Jr +500

Last weeks winner Martin Truex Jr has been on fire the past month as he has three victories so far this season. He outmatched everyone in last Sunday’s 600-mile race and returns to a track he has two victories at in Pocono. Truex is also the defending winner of this race, having won last season edition of this race. Prior to his recent success, Truex only had seven career top 10 finishes at Pocono. Truex hasn’t been a stranger out front at the track having led at least one lap in six of the last eight Pocono races.

Brad Keselowski +650

Keselowski’s lone victory at the track came back in 2011, but ever since he has come close to victory lane on many occasions at Pocono, but something has seemed to befall him late in the race. Brad has registered a top-five finish in six of the last seven races at the Tricky Triangle. That also includes leading plenty of laps including at least one lap in 11 of the last 15 Pocono events. His 10 top 10 finishes at Pocono has shown much of his ability at the track among his six consecutive top-five finishes at the track between 2015 and last June. Lat July’s event ended that streak as he finished 38th in that race.

Chase Elliott +1000

One of the most consistent drivers as of late and in his career at the Pocono Raceway. In his six career starts at Pocono Elliott has posted a top 10 finish in five of those races. Including a best finish of 4th at the track in his first start at the track back in June 2016. He has also posted four consecutive top 10 finishes at the Tricky Triangle. Elliott has been hot as of late this season entering this race with four consecutive top-five finishes including a win at Talladega. Elliott rolls of 12th on Sunday and that could prove good for the Hendrick Motorsports driver as the winner has qualified outside the top five in seven of the last 11 Pocono races. Hendrick’s success at the track doesn’t hurt either.

Denny Hamlin +1200

Hamlin may be a longshot for Sunday but his history at the Pocono Raceway is no joke, as Hamlin is a four-time winner at the track. Including sweeping the Pocono races as a rookie back in 2006. Denny’s last victory at the track came in 2010. He has had up and down results since, with a highest finish of fourth since that last victory at Pocono. In last June’s race, Hamlin got caught up in a wreck and ended up 35th. He responded with a 10th place finish in the July race last year. Hamlin rolls off sixth on Sunday. He may be a longshot sure but Denny Hamlin is no one to mess around with especially with his history at Pocono.

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