This one’s for all the marbles. 36 races later, four drivers (Martin Truex Jr, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Brad Keselowski) will battle it out for a championship.
Homestead-Miami Speedway, per usual, will be the venue. It’s a 1.5-mile course which plays to all four of the contending drivers’ strengths. If you’re placing a bet for the race, I highly recommend betting on one of those four. If you’re feeling risky and don’t want to listen to that advice, I have a couple longshots for you to choose from.
Here are my picks…
*odds are according to Westgate Sportsbook
Sleeper Pick: Jamie McMurray (100/1)
McMurray finished 5th and 13th in his last two races at Homestead, so 100/1 is fantastic value for the veteran driver. I wouldn’t necessarily advise picking him in a race of this magnitude, but if you just want a lottery ticket then this is the one for you.
Value Pick: Joey Logano (40/1)
Logano has been a value pick of mine for a number of weeks throughout the season. He’s consistently had longshot odds in what’s been a tough year for the talented driver. Logano finished finished 4th in both of the last two races at Homestead, so it’s a track he clearly enjoys and maybe he’ll finish his disappointing season on an optimistic note.
Two Safest Picks: Martin Truex Jr. (2/1) & Kyle Busch (7/2)
The safest picks all season long are the safest picks in the final race of the season with their championship hopes on the line. They’re first and second place in the standings respectively, so they have to be considered the safest bets yet again.
My Pick: Kyle Busch
Busch edges Truex out in a classic, and earns his second career championship.