Sylvania 300 Picks

This week, NASCAR kicks off it's Chase for the Championship with the Sylvania 300 Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Bet the Sylvania 300

After 26 races, the field is now set and the next 12 events promise to be exciting with this year’s field more bunched together than in the past.

It’s always important for drivers to get out of the gate quickly, but at the same time they also have to think points since they really only get one bad finish during the chase. The thinking has always been that you get one mulligan during the chase, so drivers are less inclined to take any big chances early on. So don't look for much excitement from the top drivers in the standings in the first few races.

Jimmie Johnson 7/1
Jimmie Johnson won the last three titles because he stayed consistent throughout a 10-race stretch and Loudon is the type of track that Johnson has always done well at. Since switching to the COT car, Johnson has been very consistent and has never finished outside of the top 10, although he surprisingly has yet to win in the COT car at Loudon. We think this will be the year that Johnson starts off the chase with a win.

Denny Hamlin 6/1
Denny Hamlin has really turned it on down the stretch and with last week’s win, it could be the start that he and his team needs to see him capture his first championship. Hamlin has always been a master on flat tracks like Loudon and is one of only four drivers in the chase to win here. Look for Hamlin to keep his hot streak alive and contend for the win again this week.

Live Longhot

Kurt Busch 12/1
Kurt Busch has always done well on most short tracks and Loudon is no exception. Busch won last year in the COT car at this track and has fared well the last three races with no finish worse than sixth. He has struggled lately, but we think you should see the real Kurt Busch this week.

Bet the Sylvania 300

Posted: 9/16/09 11:45PM ET

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR: Foxwood's Resort Casino 301 on Fri, Jul 2018 by Shazman
NASCAR: Quaker State 400 Preview on Sat, Jul 2018 by Shazman
NASCAR: Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Sat, Jul 2018 by Shazman
NASCAR: Overton's 400 Preview on Thu, Jun 2018 by Shazman
NASCAR: Michigan FireKeepers Casino 400 on Sat, Jun 2018 by Shazman

NASCAR Predictions & Odds

Thumbnail Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Odds The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series returns to Sunday driving this week with the running of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. Here’s a look at the favorites to win the...
Thumbnail NASCAR Championship Odds The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series is in the thick of the 2018 season and the championship picture is starting to take shape. Here’s a look at the latest odds to win it all.
Thumbnail Quaker State 400 Predictions The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series holds the Quaker State 400 later tonight. Here are the three drivers we think will contend...
Thumbnail Alsco 300 Predictions The NASCAR Xfinity Series drives under the lights on Friday night for the running of the Alsco 300. Here’s some contenders we like for this race.
Thumbnail Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action on Thursday night with the running of the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225. Here’s the drivers we like to...

Nascar Headlines