NASCAR Betting: 2014 Pocono 400 Picks
The 2014 Pocono 400 is on Sunday at the Pocono Raceway. Last week Jimmie Johnson came through for us and he has now come out of nowhere to win two races in a row. He should contend again, as he has had plenty of success at Pocono in his career.
Odds to Win the Pocono 400
Bet on the Pocono 400 at America’s Bookie.
After winning two races in a row Jimmie Johnson is favored to win at Pocono again. Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon are both next in the outright winner market. A total of five drivers are paying under 10/1 odds to win the race this week at the Pocono Raceway.
Jimmie Johnson 5/1
Kevin Harvick 7/1
Jeff Gordon 7/1
Kyle Busch 9/1
Brad Keselowski 9/1
Denny Hamlin 10/1
Matt Kenseth 10/1
Joey Logano 12/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 14/1
Kasey Kahne 14/1
Carl Edwards 18/1
Tony Stewart 18/1
Clint Bowyer 20/1
Kurt Busch 30/1
Ryan Newman 30/1
Brian Vickers 30/1
Greg Biffle 35/1
Kyle Larson 35/1
Jamie McMurray 50/1
Martin Truex Jr. 75/1
Austin Dillon 100/1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 100/1
Paul Menard 125/1
Danica Patrick 500/1
Field (All Others) 300/1
Previewing the 2014 Pocono 400
Jimmie Johnson (5/1) has the highest driver rating at Pocono in the L2 years (117.3). He won this race last year and he has a total of three wins in his career on this track. Since 2008 Johnson’s worst finish in the Pocono 400 has been a 7th place finish (2009).
Jeff Gordon (7/1) is too short to bet on, but he has done well in his career at Pocono. He has a career average finish position (AFP) of 10.00 on this track. In the L2 years he has won here once and finished in 2nd place in just four races, so his form on this track is great.
Kevin Harvick (7/1) shouldn’t be this short at Pocono. He’s having a great year, but his best finish at Pocono is 4th place in 26 career races, which isn’t good. In his last five races on this track dating back to 2011 his best finish is 9th place, so I’d pass on him at 7/1.
I really think Ryan Newman (30/1) will do well this week, but rather than bet on him to win I’m taking him to finish in the T3. The last time he finished inside of the T3 on this track was 2007, but in the L3 races here he has been close (6th, 5th & 4th Place Finishes).
Joey Logano (12/1) won this race in 2012 and a lot of people are going to notice that and bet on him, but if you look at the rest of his career results at Pocono they aren’t good. He has an AFP of 15.60 and I think we’ll see Logano finish outside of the T10.
I think Tony Stewart (18/1) is going to receive a lot of attention as well at this price. Since 2012 there have been four races at Pocono and Stewart has finished in 3rd, 5th, 4th and 9th place. He hasn’t won here since 2009, but at this price he may be worth a punt.
My pick to win this week is Kasey Kahne (14/1) who has a win and a 2nd place finish in the L3 races on this track. Kahne is racing well this season and I expect him to be in contention for the win. He’s a boom or bust pick, but at 14/1 I’m willing to take a shot on him.
· My Picks: Kasey Kahne to Win 14/1 & Ryan Newman to Finish T10
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