We’re onto Talladega Superspeedway as NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series playoffs continue.
Here are my picks…
*odds are according to 5Dimes
Sleeper Pick: Trevor Bayne (+4400)
Anything can happen at Talladega. One huge wreck could wipe out the field and lead to a long shot like Bayne heading for Victory Lane.
Value Pick: Kasey Kahne (+3300)
Whenever you can get these kinds of odds on someone who was among the fastest in practice for the week, you almost have to put some money on it. There’s obvious risk here, but a potentially huge reward outweighs that risk.
Two Safest Picks: Brad Keselowski (+900) and Kyle Busch (900)
Keselowski DOMINATES Talladega. No one is better at this track. Meanwhile, Kyle Busch is just Kyle Busch. He’s no slouch at Talladega either. Both are favorites for this week.
My Pick: Denny Hamlin (+1150)
Hamlin needs a win in order to have any hope for a championship. I expect him to get it done on Sunday. He’s had a successful career at Talladega and lately always seems to be in the mix.