The second half of the regular season in the Monster Energy Cup Series begins today with both analysts in the black after the first 13 races. Let’s see if they can keep it that way as we take a look at their picks this week from Pocono Raceway in the Pocono 400.
By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer
– 16 of L23 race winners started in the top-10 (first five rows) including ten starting in the top-4 (first two rows) with six pole sitters.
– Only six all-time race winners have started outside the top-20.
– The farthest back a race winner has started at is 29th Pocono Raceway (Carl Edwards/2005).
PSN PICKS: WEEK 14
Here are the drivers that make up this week’s race day picks report for the Pocono 400 from Pocono Raceway.
RACE RECORD: 8 for 13
RACE TOTAL: +230
WEEK 14 RACE PICKS
Kyle B (4-1)…30
M Truex Jr. (6-1)…20
B Keselowski (7-1)…20
K Larson (7-1)…20
C Elliott (13-1)…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.
RACE RECORD: 7 for 13
RACE TOTAL: +115
WEEK 14 RACE PICKS
K Larson (7-1)…30
K Harvick (8-1)…50
J McMurray (45-1)…10
R Newman (75-1)…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.