Three Drivers to Watch: Kansas
KANSAS CITY, KS (The Spread) - The Sprint Cup continues Saturday in Kansas for the 5-Hour ENERGY 400 set to go at 7:30PM ET. Here are three drivers to watch.
Tony Stewart AKA "Smoke" qualified in the 8th spot and is looking to end his winless drought. Stewart has had plenty of success here with 2 wins, 6 top fives, and 9 top 10-finishes. Stewart's average finish is right at 12 on this track and is coming in at +1800 this week, which is great value. He's also been relatively quiet so far this season, and is way overdue for a win.
Joey Logano is set to start in the 2nd spot Saturday night and is having a banner season so far. He already has 2 wins under his belt this season and could pick up his third here. Logano is coming in at +1100 this week and can't be passed up. Logano picked up a win in Texas which is also a 1.5-mile track, and this plays into Logano's wheelhouse. Look for him to make plenty of noise.
Ryan Newman is set to start in the 7th position and at +4000 odds is worth a shot Saturday night. He has 3 career wins on 1.5 mile tracks, including a win here at Kansas. Newman has a little extra motivation this season to prove his team owner right in picking him up. He's a veteran driver and with his good starting position, should make it interesting throughout the race.