Let’s get ready to turn right. NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series heads to Watkins Glen on Sunday.
Here’s who you should put your money on, given you’re brave enough to bet on one of the most unpredictable courses on the NASCAR circuit.
*odds are according to Westgate Sportsbook
Sleeper Pick: Daniel Suarez (60/1)
Road courses aren’t kind to rookies. We all know that. But if there’s one rookie who could change that narrative, it’s Suarez. He has more experience than the average NASCAR rookie when it comes to tricky courses like The Glen. Taking Suarez is undoubtedly a risky move at 60/1, but it seriously could pay off big time if you want to make things interesting.
Value Pick: Jimmie Johnson (14/1)
Any time you can take the seven-time champion at these odds, I think you have to take him. You can never count Johnson out. This is a steal.
Two Safest Picks: Martin Truex Jr. (4/1) & Kyle Busch (4/1)
Ho-hum. Nothing to see here. These are the obvious “safe” picks almost every single week. Boring people, pick one of these two drivers.
My Pick: Denny Hamlin (12/1)
Hamlin is one of the better road course drivers so it’s somewhat surprising to see he’s not a favorite to win on Sunday. I picked him at Sonoma and he came oh so close, so I’ll pick him again at Watkins Glen.