PSN NASCAR Handicapping Report: GEICO 500 Picks

Ford drivers have not only dominated lately at Talladega Superspeedway with six wins in the last nine races including three straight, but they’ve also looked overwhelmingly strong this week with four of the top six starting up-front including the top nine fastest from the only practice session on Saturday.

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

TRACK TRENDS

– Seven of the last ten race winners started outside the top-8 (first four rows).

– Ford drivers have won four of the last five races including three straight and six of the last nine.

– The farthest back a race winner has started to win at Talladega Superspeedway is 36th (Jeff Gordon/2000).

 

You can tune in to The Sports Section today for a more complete analysis of this race with driver analysis, stats, trends, updated odds and picks.

 

Here are the drivers that make up this week’s race day picks report for the GEICO 500 from Talladega Superspeedway.

PSN PICKS: WEEK 10

CJ RADUNE

RACE RECORD: 5 for 9

RACE TOTAL: +220

 

WEEK 10 RACE PICKS

B Keselowski (5-1)…20

Dale Jr. (7-1)…20

C Elliott (13-1)…20

C Bowyer (18-1)…10

R Blaney (21-1)…10

R Stenhouse Jr. (25-1)…10

E Jones (27-1)…10

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: 5 for 9

RACE TOTAL: +261

 

WEEK 10 RACE PICKS

K Harvick (12-1)…30

C Bowyer (18-1)…20

Dale Jr. (7-1)…14

M Truex Jr. (14-1)…10

C Elliott (13-1)…8

R Blaney (21-1)…5

Kurt B (22-1)…5

R Stenhouse Jr. (25-1)…4

T Bayne (35-1)…3

E Sadler (100-1)…1

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 (5/5)

5-1…J Logano

6-1…Kyle B and B Keselowski

7-1…K Harvick, J Johnson and K Larson

8-1…C Elliott, and M Truex Jr.

20-1…D Hamlin and M Kenseth

25-1…C Bowyer

30-1…Dale Jr.

50-1…Kurt Busch and J McMurray

60-1…R Blaney and E Jones

80-1…R Newman

100-1…A Dillon, K Kahne and R Stenhouse Jr.

200-1…D Suarez

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