Three races remain in the NASCAR schedule and as we saw in the final laps last week at Martinsville, things are really starting to heat up.

This weekend we head to Texas Motor Speedway for the second race in the Round of 8.

Here are my picks…

*odds are according to Westgate Sportsbook

Sleeper Pick: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (100/1)

He finished in the top 5 at the Texas spring race, and I know I keep saying this but he’s due for a victory. Obvious huge risk involved here but this would be my pick if I were going for a long shot.

Value Pick: Jimmie Johnson (15/1)

Johnson won the spring race at Texas, so it’s a bit surprising to see that he’s listed as 15/1. This is definitely the pick that jumps out to me as having the most value.

Two Safest Picks: Kyle Busch (4/1) and Martin Truex Jr. (2/1)


My Pick: Kevin Harvick (6/1)

Harvick earned a top 5 here in the spring and has a history of good finishes at 1.5-mile courses. That’s enough to convince me to pick him for Sunday.