Sylvania 300 Free Picks
LOUDON, NH (ATS Consultants) - After Ryan Newman captured to pole on Friday, who will win today's Sylvania 300 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win this race, as he has 6/1 odds. Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch have the next best odds at 7/1, respectively, while Matt Kenseth is 8/1 to win today's race.
Johnson is currently sitting in third in the point standings, 11 points out of first place. He has four wins and 10 top 5s on the year, and three wins and an average finish of 9.4 at this track. His driver rating in New Hampshire is 105.1, which ranks third in the series. Johnson qualified 11th for this race.
Here are our predictions for Sunday:
Gordon comes into today's race seventh in the standings, 24 points out of first. He's winless on the year but does have five top-5 finishes and has three wins at New Hampshire, so he's due. He also has an average finish of 10.5 and a driver rating of 109.4 at this track, which ranks second amongst current drivers. He'll start from the third position today.
Bowyer has an average finish of 14.93 at this track and an average starting position of 13.1. He collected a win here back in September of 2007, as well as September of 2010. He's finished in the top-5 four times over his career at this track, including the two victories, and has finished in the top 10 six times. Bowyer should run near the front all day.
Live Long Shot:
Burton actually has a similar average finish at New Hampshire as Bowyer with a mark of 13.51. He also has more wins here, with victories in July of 1997, Jully of 1999, and September of 2000. He finished third here back in July and is a nice value at 60/1 odds.
2013 Sylvania 300 Information
Race Date: Sunday, September 22
Location: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH
Pre-Race: 1PM ET
Green Flag: 2:15PM ET
TV Coverage: ESPN
Track Type: Speedway (300 laps)