Camping World RV 301 Predictions
LOUDON, NH (ATS Consultants) - TheNASCARSprint Cup moves to New Hampshire for the Camping World RV Sales 301 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
This is the 19th race on the 2013 Sprint Cup schedule. The racetrack has banking that ranges from 2 to 7 degrees in all of its turns. There is one degree of banking on the straights. Last year's winner was Kasey Kahne. Jeff Burton has four victories here but hasn't won since September 2000. Rick Hendrick has the most car owner wins at New Hampshire with nine.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin are both favored at 5/1 to win, respectively. Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon are both 8/1, respectively, while Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch are 10/1, respectively.
Hamlin finished second in September in New Hampshire and led half the race. He's won twice in New Hampshire but has finished in the top ten 71 percent of the time. He's in a tough stretch but will come out of it with a strong performance.
Bowyer is strong on short tracks. He's 3-for-3 in top 10s on similar tracks and has scored two top fives over those races. He's a two-time winner at New Hampshire and ran out of gas in late 2011 while leading, or he would have a third win. He finished fourth here in September and third in July. He had a second at Richmond earlier in the season and is due for a strong race.
He's been in the top 12 in three of his last four starts here. He finished 11th at Phoenix and 14th at Richmond this season. Could be top 10 or better here.
Camping World RV Sales 301 Information
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Date: Saturday, July 13
Race: Camping World RV Sales 301
Site: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Start time: 7:30p.m. ET.
Laps: 301. Miles: 318.458
2012 Winner:Kasey Kahne
Runner up: Denny Hamlin
Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio.
Race Record: Jeff Burton, 1997 (117.134 mph)
Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, 2011 (135.232 mph)