NASCAR Cup Series point’s leader Kyle Larson goes for a second consecutive win in today’s first road course race of the season from Sonoma Raceway. Larson will look to put an end to a 12-race winless streak for pole sitters at Sonoma. Both of Larson’s wins this year have come from the pole.
By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer
Here are this week’s key trends and top picks for today’s Toyota/SaveMart 350.
TRACK TRENDS (Sonoma Raceway)
– Only 4 of the L11 race winners started inside the top-10 (first five rows).
– Only 2 all-time race winners (28) started outside the top-14 (first seven rows).
– Ford drivers have won only 1 of the L14 races.
– The farthest back a race winner has started at is 32nd (Juan Pablo Montoya/2007).
PSN PICKS: WEEK 16
RACE RECORD: 9 for 15
RACE TOTAL: +180
WEEK 16 RACE PICKS
M Truex Jr. (4-1)…30
AJ Allmendinger (7-1)…30
Kyle B (5-1)…20
K Larson (7-1)…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.
RACE RECORD: 8 for 15
RACE TOTAL: +40
WEEK 16 RACE PICKS
K Larson (7-1)…40
Kurt B (13-1)…20
D Earnhardt Jr. (12-1)…15
D Hamlin (13-1)…10
J McMurray (15-1)…10
D Patrick (75-1)…5
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.