It’s time to take a look at what we should expect for Saturday night’s NASCAR race at Kansas Speedway.
Last weekend at Talladega it was Ricky Stenhouse Jr. crossing the finish line first. If you put money on him, congratulations, you have much more money in the bank.
As for this this weekend’s race at Kansas, it’s a tough one to predict. There are a bunch of active drivers who thrive at this race track. That all being said, I’m going to try and narrow it down for you and win you some cash.
Here are my five picks:
*odds are according to Westgate Sportsbook
Sleeper Pick: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (100:1)
100:1 odds seems strange for a guy who just won last weekend and qualified in the fourth position for Saturday night’s race. Put a little extra money on Stenhouse Jr. He deserves some consideration after last weekend’s impressive performance.
Value Pick: Jamie McMurray (30-1)
This is the third straight week McMurray has been one of my five picks. That’s because he’s been quietly consistent all season and sits fifth place in series standings. He hasn’t won a race since 2013, but if there’s anyone due for a win it’s him.
My Pick: Kevin Harvick (6-1)
He’s the favorite, and for good reason. Since the start of the 2014 season, Harvick leads all drivers with 2,112 laps led at 1.5-mile tracks. He’ll start eighth.
Two Safest Picks: Jimmie Johnson (6-1) & Martin Truex Jr. (6-1)
Jimmie Johnson being on the “safest picks” list is as predictable as it gets. Plus, there’s the fact he has three career wins at Kansas. As for Truex, he’s had plenty of success at 1.5-mile tracks and will start in the third position. If you aren’t feeling risky, put your money on one of these guys or Harvick. You probably won’t be disappointed with your results.