PSN NASCAR Handicapping Report & Picks: Apache Warrior 400

The final race of the first round of the playoffs will eliminate four drivers today from Dover International Speedway.

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

TRACK TRENDS

– Ford drivers have not won a race since 2011.

– Only two winning drivers in the last ten races have started on the front two rows.

– The farthest back a race winner has started is 37th (Kyle Petty/1995).

 

TOP CONTENDERS

Kyle Busch

Season: 7 top-10s, L8 including a runner-up and three wins.

Track: Runner-up finishes in two of the last four.

Odds: 3-1

Martin Truex Jr. (Defending Champion)

Season: Back-to-back top-5s to start the playoffs including a win.

Track: 11th or better in his last seven including a win last year.

Odds: 3-1

Kyle Larson

Season: Four top-5s, L6 including a runner-up and two wins.

Track: 11th or better in six of seven all-time including 3 top-5s and two runner-ups.

Odds: 4-1

Jimmie Johnson

Season: Just 1 top-5 over his last 15 races since winning at Dover in June.

Track: 11 wins in 31 career races including leading a total of 3,100-laps.

Odds: 6-1

Kevin Harvick

Season: Just 1 top-5, L7.

Track: Has led 810-laps over his last seven races including a win in 2015.

Odds: 8-1

Matt Kenseth

Season: 8 top-10s, L10 including 5 top-5s and a runner-up.

Track: 17 top-5s and three wins in 37 career races.

Odds: 10-1

Denny Hamlin

Season: 10 top-10s, L14 including two wins.

Track: No wins here in 23 career races.

Odds: 16-1

 

TOP LONG-SHOTS

Chase Elliott

Season: Just 1 top-5, L10.

Track: 3 top-5s in three career races.

Odds: 18-1

Brad Keselowski

Season: Just 1 top-5, L7.

Track: Has one win here in 15 career races.

Odds: 25-1

Daniel Suarez

Season: 6 top-10s, L10.

Track: 6th in June in first Cup Series race here; has 5 top-10s in six career Xfinity Series races including a win.

Odds: 66-1

 

RACE PICKS: WEEK 29

CJ RADUNE

RACE RECORD: 17 for 28

RACE TOTAL: +430

 

WEEK 29 RACE PICKS

M Truex Jr. (3-1)…50

K Larson (4-1)…30

J Johnson (6-1)…20

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: 13 for 28

RACE TOTAL: +315

 

WEEK 29 RACE PICKS

K Larson (4-1)…50

D Hamlin (16-1)…10

C Elliott (18-1)…10

D Suarez (66-1)…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.

 

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