|2014 NASCAR Auto Club 400 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Sunday, 23 March 2014 09:00|
Auto Club 400 Free Picks
FONTANA, CA (ATS CONSULTANTS) – The Auto Club 400 will take place on Sunday. Here is a look at the drivers to consider for this NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win, as he has 5/1 odds while Matt Kenseth comes in with 6/1 odds.
Here are our predictions for this weekend’s race.
Busch only qualified 14th for this race, but he is due for a big showing on Sunday. He has just one top 10 over the first four races and he is coming to a track where he has great numbers. He is the defending champ of this event and he has an average finish of 10.7 at Fontana with a driver rating of 109.2 there, which is second only to Jimmie Johnson.
Logano is starting sixth in this race. In four Sprint Cup races this year, Logano has two top 5s and an average finish of 9.8. He is coming off his worst finish of the season last week and is likely to have a strong performance in response. Logano had four top 10s the week after placing 20th or worse the previous race. He placed third in this race last year, so he knows what it takes to content for the win at Fontana.
Live Long Shot
Dillon is starting ninth today. He has one top 10 this year out of four races and an average finish of 15.0 on the season. Dillon is making his Sprint Cup debut in Fontana today, but he has had success at this track in the Nationwide series, placing fifth the last two years. With such long odds, the numbers aren’t going to be great for Dillon, but his history of solid runs in other series gives some optimism that he can be near the front at the end of the race and possibly pull off a big upset.