PSN NASCAR Handicapping Report: FireKeepers Casino 400 Picks

Is the No. 9 going to be Kevin Harvick’s magic number today as he looks to end his 19-race winless drought in the FireKeepers Casino 400 from Michigan International Speedway?

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

Harvick arrives at MIS with 7 top-10s, 5 top-5s and a runner-up (last week at Pocono) over his last eight races this season. He’s also accomplished everything but a trip to victory lane over his last eight appearances at MIS with 7 top-5s and five runner-ups.

Harvick will have his hands full with Kyle Larson on the pole after Larson won here last August. Larson seeks to become the fifth winning driver to win a Cup race from the pole at MIS in the past eight races.

 

Here are this week’s key trends and top picks for today’s FireKeepers Casino 400.

TRACK TRENDS

– 4 of the L7 race winners started on the pole.

– 6 of the L11 race winners started outside the top-10.

– The farthest back a race winner has started at is 32nd Michigan International Speedway (Mark Martin/2009 & Jeff Gordon/1998).

 

PSN PICKS: WEEK 15

CJ RADUNE

RACE RECORD: 8 for 14

RACE TOTAL: +130

 

WEEK 15 RACE PICKS

K Larson (4-1)…30

M Truex Jr. (5-1)…30

B Keselowski (6-1)…20

Kyle B (7-1)…15

D Hamlin (25-1)…5

For a complete record of CJs weekly race picks you can check out his 2017 Balance Sheet Report which is updated after every race all season long.

 

GREG DEPALMA

RACE RECORD: 7 for 14

RACE TOTAL: +15

 

WEEK 15 RACE PICKS

K Larson (4-1)…25

Kyle B (7-1)…15

K Harvick (8-1)…50

C Elliott (12-1)…10

For a complete record of Greg’s weekly race picks you can check out his 2017 Balance Sheet Report which is updated after every race all season long.

 

Points Formula (Monster Energy Cup Series)

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.

 

Championship Odds (6/16)

Weekly Futures Picks Report

6-1…Kyle B, K Harvick, J Johnson, B Keselowski, K Larson and M Truex Jr.

8-1…J Logano

12-1…C Elliott

20-1…D Hamlin and M Kenseth

30-1…C Bowyer

40-1…R Blaney and J McMurray

50-1…Kurt Busch and Dale Jr.

80-1…A Dillon, R Newman and R Stenhouse Jr.

100-1…E Jones, K Kahne and D Suarez

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