Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Picks
The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series waves the green flag on the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 this Sunday afternoon. Here’s the drivers we like to contend for the victory.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Kyle Busch is favored this week, as he has +250 odds to win. Other short odds to win are Kevin Harvick (+325), Martin Truex Jr. (+350) and Denny Hamlin (+750). The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 takes place today at 2PM ET from New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire and will air on the NBC Sports Network.
53113 Kyle Busch +250
Busch is a two-time winner of this event and a three-time winner at New Hampshire during his career. He holds the second-best driver rating at the track of anyone competing in the field of 100.8. He also has an average finish of 13.192, which ranks top-10 in the field today as well. This year, Busch has won five races this year to push for the top spot in the series. He also has finished in the top 5 in eight other races. I think Busch will be the man to beat again today.
53132 Martin Truex Jr. +350
Truex Jr. is on a roll right now, winning three of the last six races in this series. He is proving that 2017 wasn’t a fluke and he makes a strong push for a second consecutive championship. Truex Jr. has yet to win at New Hampshire in his career, but he still has promising numbers. He has an average finish of 12.9 and a driver rating of 93.5. Truex Jr. has been picking up a lot of wins at tracks he hasn’t won at previously over the last two years. Don’t be surprised if he does it again on Sunday.
53107 Denny Hamlin +750
Hamlin is in desperate need of a victory today and he comes to one of his best tracks. He is a three-time winner at New Hampshire and a two-time winner of this event. Hamlin is the defending champion and comes into today with the top driver rating at New Hampshire in this field of 103.6. His average finish at the track is 10.083, which is second-best in the field as well. Hamlin is winless on the year and really needs a win to get his season going and secure his spot in the postseason. I think it can come today.