NASCAR Cup Series Handicapping Balance Sheet: Greg DePalma

Weekly picks, totals and futures in the Monster Energy Cup Series for analyst, Greg DePalma.

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

 

GREG DEPALMA

RACE RECORD: 13 for 34

RACE TOTAL: -285

FUTURES INVESTMENT: –3500

BALANCE: -3785

 

Points Formula

Each analyst receives a weekly allowance of 200 points to spend on races (100 x 36) and futures (100 x 32).

100 futures points will be invested before practice begins each week, while 100 race points will be invested on race day.

The weekly totals take into account both the 100 futures investment and the 100 in race picks.

After race 32 in Kansas, each analyst will no longer be obligated to invest the 100 in futures points if he chooses, although he must continue to invest the 100 in race points through Homestead.

 

RACE SUMMARY/TOTALS

34 races/184 picks

1st…13

2nd…12

3rd…7

4th…11

5th…9

Top 10…86

Accidents…28

Engine…4

 

Winning Picks/Odds/Amount

1 Daytona 500…Kurt Busch (28-1)…14

3 Kobalt 400…Martin Truex Jr. (9-1)…20

5 Auto Club 400…Kyle Larson (6-1)…30

6 STP 500…B Keselowski (7-1)…15

7 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500…J Johnson (8-1)…25

10 GEICO 500…Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (25-1)…4

11 Go Bowling 400…Martin Truex Jr. (5-1)…25

15 FireKeepers Casino 400…Kyle Larson (4-1)…25

18 Quaker State 400…Martin Truex Jr. (4-1)…25

19 Overton’s 301…Denny Hamlin (7-1)…50

26 Federated Auto Parts 400…Kyle Larson (8-1)…50

27 Tales of the Turtles 400…Martin Truex Jr. (4-1)…80

28 ISM Connect 300…Kyle Busch (3-1)…50

 

R34 Texas Picks

K Larson (6-1)…50…37th/Engine

R Blaney (12-1)…30…6th

Kurt B (15-1)…15…9th

Dale Jr. (66-1)…5…35th/Engine

Race Winner: Kevin Harvick

Race Total: -100

 

R33 Martinsville Picks

D Hamlin (6-1)…90…7th

A Dillon (125-1)…5…13th

A Almirola (500-1)…5…18th

Race Winner: Kyle Busch

Race Total: -100

 

R32 Kansas Picks

Kyle B (5-1)…50…10th

R Blaney (15-1)…35…3rd

E Jones (25-1)…10…35th/Accident

D Suarez (35-1)…5…36th/Accident

Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

Race Total: -100

 

R31 Talladega Picks

C Elliott (12-1)…30…16th/Accident

R Blaney (23-1)…30…18th/Accident

J McMurray (20-1)…10…37th/Accident

C Bowyer (22-1)…10…35th/Accident

A Almirola (44-1)…10…5th

D Patrick (88-1)…10…21st/Accident

Race Winner: Brad Keselowski

Race Total: -100

 

R30 Charlotte Picks

J Johnson (13-1)…40…7th

D Hamlin (7-1)…25…4th

K Larson (7-1)…25…10th

C Elliott (10-1)…10…2nd

Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

Race Total: -100

 

R29 Dover Picks

K Larson (4-1)…50…5th

D Hamlin (16-1)…10…35th/Engine

C Elliott (18-1)…10…2nd

D Suarez (66-1)…10…8th

Race Winner: Kyle Busch

Race Total: -100

 

R28 New Hampshire Picks

Kyle B (3-1)…50…1st

K Harvick (7-1)…40…36th

M Kenseth (10-1)…10…3rd

Race Winner: Kyle Busch

Race Total: +100

 

R27 Chicago Picks

M Truex Jr. (4-1)…80…1st

C Elliott (18-1)…20…2nd

Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

Race Total: +300

 

R26 Richmond Picks

K Larson (8-1)…50…1st

D Hamlin (5-1)…20…5th

M Kenseth (6-1)…15…38th/Accident

Kurt B (12-1)…10…4th

R Stenhouse Jr. (66-1)…5…19th

Race Winner: Kyle Larson

Race Total: +350

 

R25 Darlington Picks

K Harvick (6-1)…50…9th

C Elliott (25-1)…50…11th

Race Winner: Denny Hamlin

Race Total: -100

 

R24 Bristol Picks

C Bowyer (20-1)…30…19th

J McMurray (40-1)…20…12th

E Jones (10-1)…20…2nd

C Elliott (16-1)…15…18th

D Suarez (66-1)…5…15th

R Newman (75-1)…5…6th

T Bayne (250-1)…5…7th

Race Winner: Kyle Busch

Race Total: -100

 

R23 Michigan Picks

M Kenseth (10-1)…30…24th

J Logano (12-1)…30…28th

B Keselowski (5-1)…25…17th

J McMurray (35-1)…5…9th

Dale Jr. (45-1)…5…14th

D Suarez (55-1)…5…37th/Accident

Race Winner: Kyle Larson

Race Total: -100

 

R22 Watkins Glen Picks

B Keselowski (7-1)…50…15th

C Elliott (17-1)…20…13th

J Logano (11-1)…10…24th

Kurt B (13-1)…10…6th

J McMurray (25-1)…10…14th

Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

Race Total: -100

 

R21 Pocono Picks

D Hamlin (8-1)…50…4th

K Harvick (8-1)…30…2nd

B Keselowski (15-1)…10…5th

J McMurray (22-1)…10…26th

Race Winner: Kyle Busch

Race Total: -100

 

R20 Brickyard Picks

M Kenseth (15-1)…35…5th

K Harvick (7-1)…15…6th

J Johnson (8-1)…15…24th/Accident

D Hamlin (9-1)…15…17th

J Logano (25-1)…10…4th

Dale Jr. (33-1)…10…36th/Accident

Race Winner: Kasey Kahne

Race Total: -100

 

R19 New Hampshire Picks

D Hamlin (7-1)…50…1st

Kyle B (4-1)…25…12th

K Larson (10-1)…10…2nd

E Jones (33-1)…10…39th/Accident

D Suarez (66-1)…5…6th

Race Winner: Denny Hamlin

Race Total: +300

 

R18 Kentucky Picks

M Truex Jr. (4-1)…25…1st

R Blaney (13-1)…15…10th

J McMurray (33-1)…15…7th

K Larson (10-1)…10…2nd

C Elliott (13-1)…10…3rd

D Hamlin (14-1)…10…4th

C Bowyer (35-1)…10…13th

E Jones (50-1)…5…6th

Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

Race Total: +25

 

R17 Daytona Picks

D Earnhardt Jr. (6-1)…50…32nd/Accident

K Harvick (12-1)…15…33rd/Accident

C Elliott (14-1)…10…22nd

C Bowyer (20-1)…10…2nd

D Patrick (75-1)…10…25th/Accident

K Kahne (33-1)…5…18th

Race Winner: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Race Total: -100

 

R16 Sonoma Picks

K Larson (7-1)…40…26th

Kurt B (13-1)…20…7th

D Earnhardt Jr. (12-1)…15…6th

D Hamlin (13-1)…10…4th

J McMurray (15-1)…10…10th

D Patrick (75-1)…5…17th

Race Winner: Kevin Harvick

Race Total: -100

 

R15 Michigan Picks

K Larson (4-1)…25…1st

Kyle B (7-1)…15…7th

K Harvick (8-1)…50…14th

C Elliott (12-1)…10…2nd

Race Winner: Kyle Larson

Race Total: +25

 

R14 Pocono Picks

K Larson (7-1)…30…7th

K Harvick (8-1)…50…2nd

J McMurray (45-1)…10…37th/Accident

R Newman (75-1)…10…14th

Race Winner: Ryan Blaney

Race Total: -100

 

R13 Dover Picks

Kyle B (5-1)…45…16th

M Truex Jr. (5-1)…20…3rd

M Kenseth (10-1)…20…12th

E Jones (35-1)…5…15th

Dale Jr. (40-1)…5…11th

D Suarez (55-1)…5…6th

Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson

Race Total: -100

 

R12 Charlotte Picks

Kyle B (6-1)…20…2nd

M Truex Jr. (6-1)…40…3rd

M Kenseth (12-1)…10…4th

D Hamlin (16-1)…10…5th

J McMurray (40-1)…20…12th

Race Winner: Austin Dillon

Race Total: -100

 

R11 Kansas Picks

R Blaney (12-1)…33…4th

M Truex Jr. (5-1)…25…1st

J Johnson (8-1)…25…24th

D Hamlin (16-1)…13…23rd

A Dillon (85-1)…3…16th

A Almirola (400-1)…1…38th/Accident

Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

Race Total: +50

 

R10 Talladega Picks

K Harvick (12-1)…30…23rd

C Bowyer (18-1)…20…14th

Dale Jr. (7-1)…14…22nd

M Truex Jr. (14-1)…10…35th/Accident

C Elliott (13-1)…8…30th/Accident

R Blaney (21-1)…5…39th/Accident

Kurt B (22-1)…5…6th

R Stenhouse Jr. (25-1)…4…1st

T Bayne (35-1)…3…37th/Accident

E Sadler (100-1)…1…17th

Race Winner: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Race Total: +4

 

R9 Richmond Picks

Kyle B (5-1)…20…16th

M Truex Jr. (5-1)…20…10th

K Larson (9-1)…15…14th

M Kenseth (11-1)…25…23rd

C Elliott (14-1)…8…24th

C Bowyer (18-1)…5…15th

Kurt B (28-1)…5…8th

R Stenhouse Jr. (150-1)…2…4th

Race Winner: Joey Logano

Race Total: -100

 

R8 Bristol Picks

K Harvick (9-1)…50…3rd

J Logano (8-1)…25…5th

M Truex Jr. (9-1)…10…8th

D Hamlin (14-1)…7…10th

M Kenseth (20-1)…5…4th

A Dillon (100-1)…2…13th

D Suarez (100-1)…1…18th

Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson

Race Total: -100

 

R7 Texas Picks

Kyle B (8-1)…45…15th

J Johnson (8-1)…25…1st

C Elliott (9-1)…20…9th

R Blaney (20-1)…8…12th

E Jones (44-1)…2…22nd

Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson

Race Total: +125

 

R6 Martinsville Picks

Kyle B (5-1)…40…2nd

B Keselowski (7-1)…15…1st

K Larson (9-1)…10…17th

M Truex Jr. (9-1)…10…16th

J McMurray (18-1)…5…38th/Accident

R Newman (30-1)…15…8th

R Blaney (30-1)…3…25th

A Dillon (66-1)…2…5th

Race Winner: Brad Keselowski

Race Total: +20

 

R5 Fontana Picks

K Larson (6-1)…30…1st

Kyle B (7-1)…40…8th

C Elliott (7-1)…14…10th

J Johnson (12-1)…8…21st

R Blaney (28-1)…4…9th

J McMurray (66-1)…4…6th

Race Winner: Kyle Larson

Race Total: +110

 

R4 Phoenix Picks

J Logano (6-1)…70…31st/Accident

Kyle B (7-1)…15…3rd

R Blaney (20-1)…15…23rd

Race Winner: Ryan Newman

Race Total: -100

 

R3 Las Vegas Picks

M Truex Jr. (9-1)…20…1st

M Kenseth (11-1)…35…9th

K Kahne (19-1)…30…12th

R Blaney (25-1)…10…7th

A Dillon (30-1)…5…25th

Race Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

Race Total: +100

 

R2 Atlanta 500 Picks

C Elliott (10-1)…50…5th

Kyle B (7-1)…15…16th

Dale Jr. (12-1)…10…30th

R Newman (20-1)…10…35th/Battery

R Blaney (50-1)…5…18th

K Kahne (50-1)…5…4th

R Stenhouse Jr. (70-1)…5…13th

Race Winner: Brad Keselowski

Race Total: -100

 

R1 Daytona 500 Picks

Kyle B (8-1)…13…38th/Accident

K Harvick (14-1)…40…22nd/Accident

K Larson (22-1)…15…12th

Kurt B (28-1)…14…1st

A Dillon (28-1)…7…19th

D Patrick (66-1)…3…33rd/Accident

R Stenhouse Jr. (66-1)…3…31st/Accident

E Sadler (75-1)…5…20th

Race Winner: Kurt Busch

Race Total: +306

 

FUTURES SUMMARY/TOTALS

35 races/62 futures

D Hamlin…320 for 5105

D Earnhardt Jr…155 for 4925

J Logano…160 for 4400

K Harvick…670 for 4050

Kyle B…780 for 3940

K Larson…510 for 3230

M Truex Jr.…480 for 2940

Kurt B…50 for 2500

R Newman…25 for 2000

R Stenhouse Jr.…25 for 2000

R Blaney…30 for 1900

A Dillon…20 for 1800

B Keselowski…170 for 1600

J McMurray…25 for 1350

K Kahne…20 for 1000

 

W35 Futures

K Harvick (3-1)…100

 

W34 Futures

Kyle B (3-1)…100

 

W33 Futures

D Hamlin (10-1)…100

 

W32 Futures

Kyle B (7-1)…60

K Harvick (10-1)…40

 

W31 Futures

Kyle B (4-1)…50

K Larson (4-1)…50

 

W30 Futures

M Truex jr. (3-1)…100

 

W29 Futures

K Larson (4-1)…100

 

W28 Futures

M Truex Jr. (2-1)…100

 

W27 Futures

D Hamlin (10-1)…100

 

W26 Futures

Kyle B (3-1)…100

 

W25 Futures

K Larson (5-1)…100

 

W24 Futures

K Larson (5-1)…100

 

W23 Futures

K Harvick (7-1)…70

J Logano (50-1)…30

 

W22 Futures

B Keselowski (10-1)…70

J Logano (30-1)…30

 

W21 Futures

B Keselowski (9-1)…100

 

W20 Futures

J Logano (20-1)…100

 

W19 Futures

Kyle B (5-1)…100

 

W18 Futures

Kyle B (6-1)…100

 

W17 Futures

K Harvick (6-1)…80

Dale Jr. (60-1)…20

 

W16 Futures

Kyle B (6-1)…50

Kurt B (50-1)…50

 

W15 Futures

K Harvick (6-1)…100

 

W14 Futures

K Harvick (6-1)…80

Dale Jr. (50-1)…20

 

W13 Futures

K Harvick (6-1)…100

 

W12 Futures

K Larson (7-1)…60

J McMurray (50-1)…15

R Stenhouse Jr. (80-1)…25

 

W11 Futures

K Harvick (7-1)…100

 

W10 Futures

M Truex Jr. (8-1)…70

Dale Jr. (30-1)…30

 

W9 Futures

K Larson (7-1)…50

M Truex Jr. (10-1)…50

 

W8 Futures

Kyle B (6-1)…50

D Earnhardt Jr. (25-1)…40

J McMurray (60-1)…10

 

W7 Futures

Kyle B (6-1)…50

M Truex Jr. (8-1)…50

 

W6 Futures

Kyle B (6-1)…50

D Hamlin (20-1)…25

R Newman (80-1)…25

 

W5 Futures

Kyle B (6-1)…70

K Larson (12-1)…30

 

W4 Futures

D Hamlin (20-1)…80

R Blaney (100-1)…10

A Dillon (100-1)…10

 

W3 Futures

M Truex Jr. (8-1)…60

Dale Jr. (30-1)…10

K Kahne (50-1)…20

A Dillon (80-1)…10

 

W2 Futures

M Truex Jr. (10-1)…50

D Hamlin (12-1)…40

R Blaney (40-1)…10

 

W1 Futures

D Earnhardt Jr. (15-1)…35

D Hamlin (15-1)…35

K Larson (25-1)…20

R Blaney (50-1)…10

 

 

 

 

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