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.
Here are the updated Monster Energy Cup Series Championship odds including this week’s future plays prior to practice today at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 from Fort Worth, Texas.
After missing out on wins over his last three races by placing second, Kyle Larson will try to take that next step this week with his second career Cup win in this week’s Auto Club 400 from California. Both analysts will take Larson from their picks list as well as two Hendrick drivers. Let’s see which other drivers make this week’s lists.
Greg DePalma and C.J. Radune of RotoWire.com preview Sunday’s Daytona 500, as an offseason of change finally gives way again to NASCAR‘s showcase event. Denny Hamlin is defending champion in a field that no longer includes Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards but finds Dale Earnhardt Jr. back on the track after sitting out last year’s second half with concussion issues.
Four contenders prepare for a winner-take-all finale to the 2016 Sprint Cup season this weekend in Homestead Florida. Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch look to add to their legacies while Joey Logano and Carl Edwards will vie for their first Sprint Cup. >>Listen to Prime Sports NASCAR Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET
The two remaining spots in the Chase finale at Homestead will be decided this week in Phoenix. Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards already have their tickets punched, and six eligible drivers will battle on the desert oval to advance. >>Listen to Prime Sports NASCAR Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET
Just three races remain before the 2016 Sprint Cup champion will be crowned, and three spots remain among the final four drivers. Who will join Jimmie Johnson in Homestead’s winner-take-all race? >>Listen to Prime Sports NASCAR Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET
Greg DePalma and C.J. Radune of RotoWire.com preview Sunday’s Hellmann’s 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The Chase field will be cut from 12 to eight drivers at the end of the day, and only Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick are safe. Martin Truex Jr. starts from pole.
Talladega Superspeedway hosts the Alabama 500 where four more drivers will be eliminated from the championship fight. Unpredictable pack racing will determine which six drivers will join Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick in the final eight. >>Listen to Prime Sports NASCAR Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET
Kevin Harvick joined Martin Truex Jr. in the next round of the Chase by winning in New Hampshire, and now the rest of the Chase field has one more shot to earn their spot to continue the championship fight this week in Dover. >>Listen to Prime Sports NASCAR Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET