Gander Outdoors 400 Predictions
The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series continues its 2018 season today with the running of the Gander Outdoors 400. Here are the drivers we like to contend for the victory.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Kevin Harvick is favored to win this race, as he is getting odds of +275 to prevail. Other short odds to win are Kyle Busch (+300), Martin Truex Jr. (+300) and Kyle Larson (+750). The Gander Outdoors 400 takes place Sunday at 2:30PM ET from Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The race will air live on the NBC Sports Network.
56228 Kevin Harvick +275
Harvick has yet to win at Pocono in his career, but he has come very close many times. He was fourth earlier this year and second in both races last year. I think today is the day he finally gets the win. Despite being winless here, he has a 97.0 driver rating and a 12.7 average finish at the track. This year Harvick has six wins and nine other top-5 finishes. I think he continues his great 2018 season with another win today.
56232 Denny Hamlin +1800
As the season prolongs and Hamlin doesn’t have a win, it makes him more desperate to get one. While he is winless on the year, he still consistently finds himself in the top 5 and the top 10. Today, Hamlin comes to Pocono, a place he has won four times in his career. Hamlin has an average finish of 12.7 at the track and his driver rating of 104.0 is best in the field for today’s race.
56248 Kurt Busch +2800
Busch is having a pretty steady season, sitting fifth in the point standings right now. He is winless due to the three drivers taking up most of the wins in 2018, but Busch comes to one of his best tracks today. He is a three-time winner at Pocono with an average finish of 14.3 and a driver rating of 103.3 at the track. If Busch is going to break through for a win, it very well could be today at Pocono.