NASCAR Showdown Free Picks
(The Spread) - This week we get to watch NASCAR put on its annual All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is always a great show since this is a non points race.
Drivers will do whatever it takes to win. The All-Star race is always a no holds barred, peddle to the metal affair that usually ends in hurt feelings and battered racecars.
The first segment of the race will be 50 laps, followed by two, 20-lap segments and then a final 10-lap dash to finish. Seventeen drivers are currently eligible and two others will race their way in from the Sprint Showdown. Fans will have a chance to vote for their favorite driver to fill the third and final spot.
We think the key to this race is finding a driver who can be patient when he needs to be and also someone who isn't afraid to put a bumper on a competitor to get them out of the way. Since this is a non-points race, expect to see some things you generally don’t see in a points race. (So don't be surprised if Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch get together sometime Saturday night.)
Sprint All-Star Selections:
Clint Bowyer 10/1
Kasey Kahne 10/1
Sprint Showdown Selections:
Paul Menard 10/1
Brad Keselowski 12/1
Since anything can happen and usually does, we suggest making smaller than usual bets and just sit back and enjoy the action.