Who takes the checkered flag as the Monster Energy Cup Series heads to Watkins Glen?

Here are our picks for the road race of the season.

Winner: Kyle Busch
After taking his first checkered flag of the season a week at Pocono, rowdy is out for blood. After winning his first Xfinity Series race at The Glen on Saturday, Busch will start from the pole on Sunday as he chases his third career win at the track. From our perspective, so long as Busch does not wreck or see his motor fail, he should at least finish in the top five.

Contenders: Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr..
We’re not really prepared to give up about the 2016 championship runner-up, particularly after his second-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Logano marched out his entire Cup team on Saturday and they did not disappoint. His team knows it’s win or go home, so expect the 2015 Watkins Glen winner to take his shot Victory Lane on Sunday. In terms of Truex Jr., well his r??sum?? speaks for itself. The points leader owns three race wins, 14 period wins, eight top-fives plus also a ridiculous 29 playoff points. Truex Jr. led the most complete laps in Sonoma in June before suffering engine failure with only 25 to proceed. Best believe he has not forgotten about that…

Wild Card: AJ Allmendinger
We’re not very high on the road course expert back at Sonoma, and for good reason. Despite winning a point Allmendinger completed 35th. This time around we think it’s going to differ. Despite a mediocre run in clinic, Allmendinger’s results at Watkins Glen speak for themselves. Besides a triumph in 2014, he has an average finish inside the top 10 in eight career starts there. Don’t be shocked if Allmendinger performs spoiler to a driver on the playoff bubble Sunday.

Odds to win the I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen

Here are the betting odds for Sunday’s race

Martin Truex Jr. 4/1
Kyle Busch 4/1
Brad Keselowski 8/1
Kurt Busch 17/2
Kevin Harvick 17/2
AJ Allmendinger 10/1
Clint Bowyer 10/1
Denny Hamlin 12/1
Kyle Larson 12/1
Jimmie Johnson 14/1
Joey Logano 18/1
Jamie McMurray 28/1
Chase Elliott 33/1
Ryan Blaney 40/1
Kasey Kahne 40/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 50/1
Matt Kenseth 50/1
Daniel Suarez 60/1
Michael McDowell 66/1
Paul Menard 80/1
Ryan Newman 80/1

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