This is where we add up the weekly picks and totals for the 2017 season in the Monster Energy Cup Series for analyst, CJ Radune.
After winning the Daytona 500 the championship odds for race winner Kurt Busch have dropped 10-points to 20-1. But the driver that both CJ Radune and Greg DePalma have added to their list this week is Martin Truex Jr. Let’s take a look at the updated championship odds and the rest of the future plays this week prior to practice today at the QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta.
The Daytona 500 gets the 2017 Monster Energy Cup Series season started today with many fans wondering if fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. can earn a Hollywood style win today in his return to the tracks.
Even though the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season starts with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, our handicapping season begins now with our new points system. Let’s take a look at how we transformed our handicapping system in a sport bereft of parity starting with CJ Radune’s Team Penske picks to win it all.
Not since Dan Muller was a key player for Illinois State in the late 1990s have the Redbirds been a Missouri Valley menace and a participant in the NCAA Tournament. With Muller now coaching at his alma mater, he’s succeeded in bringing the same tenacious defense to the program that helped him garner consecutive Defensive Player of the Year honors the last time they made the NCAAs back in 1998.
Bonzie Colson and Notre Dame look to stay unbeaten in ACC play when they travel to South Beach tonight to play Miami. Even after losing star players like Demetrius Jackson and Zach Auguste to graduation the Irish have raised their scoring average from 75.1 (128th nationally) to 82.3 (32nd nationally) thanks to Colson and three other key upperclassman.
Let’s take a look at the conference that gave us one of the top early round upsets in the NCAA Tournament last season…the Sun Belt. With Arkansas Little Rock appearing to be down a bit from last season’s 30-win campaign, there are no shortage of contenders for the new crown including a Texas-Arlington squad that pulled off an upset in December of previous unbeaten and 21st ranked St. Mary’s.
Greg DePalma offers his take on a World Series that heads back to Cleveland with the Indians needing one more win over the Chicago Cubs, along with a review of weekend action in the NFL and college football. He’ll also look ahead to next weekend’s Breeders Cup, plus a glance at NBA futures.
Football odds are the centerpiece of this edition, as host Greg DePalma looks at where things stand at the midpoint of the college football season and one-third mark in the NFL. Next weekend’s early lines get a review, along with an update on futures odds.
As 3-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart waves goodbye to the sport, can he regain the form he displayed from earlier in the season and give his fans a curtain-call for the ages? Greg DePalma thinks so which is why he’s made the 25-1 long-shot his top sleeper pick of the Chase. See what NASCAR editor CJ Radune and NASCAR.com senior writer Kenny Bruce thinks of that pick and who they like…