Staff picks for today’s Cup race at Watkins Glen

Severe storms possible late Monday March 19, All the incidents toward the end were too much to overcome for Truex. He followed that up with an 11th-place finish later that year before cashing in at Pocono in June Indianapolis Motor Speedway — 23 2. The top 16 drivers make the race playoffs, which start in mid-September, and only four races remain in the regular season. Brad Keselowski captures Team Penske’s 500th win in motorsports

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This content is for Paid Subscriber members only. Go Bowling Race Info: Past Xfinity Series winners at Richmond. South Point Race Info: DC Solar Race Info: World of Westgate Race Info: Brickyard Race Info: Lilly Diabetes Race Info: Bojangles Southern Race Info: The model projected recent wins for Busch at Chicago and Truex Jr. It then nailed four of the top five finishers at the Quaker State and three of the top five at New Hampshire last week.

Anybody following its picks this season is up huge. Now that the Gander Outdoors field is locked, this model has taken driver history, past results, track conditions and more into account and simulated this race 10, times.

One surprising pick from the model for Sunday: Denny Hamlin, going off as an long shot, makes a strong run at the checkered flag. Chase Elliott, the fifth-biggest favorite, is shut out of the top Elliott was 10th last month at Pocono, but has finished no better than 13th in three of his last four races overall.

The model also says two drivers going off with NASCAR at Pocono odds of or longer will make a serious run at the checkered flag, including a monster long shot. Anyone who bets on these underdogs could strike it rich. So who wins the Gander Outdoors ? Log into your account. Man facing multiple vandalism charges taken into custody by Chattanooga Police September 16, Kyle Larson — Finished 2nd: But, was happy to end up second there.

Just glad we had a good day after the tire issue we had early in the race. So, yeah, good points day. With 15 laps or so we could take the lead and drive away. We were actually a little too good on the long run, I wish maybe we could have gone the other direction a little bit and still been able to get the lead.

If we were the leader, we could do okay, I could maintain, but when I was second or third or fourth, it just made me tight enough that I had to wait for the thing to come to me or wait for other guys to start getting off the bottom in front of me. Really proud of the effort.

Joey Logano — Finished 4th: I wish I could re-run the race. Might be a little better. But everyone in the field is probably saying the same thing. Ryan Blaney — Finished 5th: I was good on short runs and long runs I was really loose.

We were trying to get it to where it would last. We got it a little better but definitely not where we need to be. It was a struggle. They worked really hard all day.

I tried to stay out of trouble and just survive I guess. Congrats to Brad and the 2 team on their th win for Team Penske, that is pretty neat. We have to work on some stuff but salvaging a decent day is a good day.

Aric Almirola — Finished 6th: We got behind on qualifying and that kind of set the tone. That was my fault. I was trying to get too much and got in the fence and made another mistake and we were able to come down on pit road and get all the damage fixed and the car was back to being good again.

I am proud of that effort. That was a really hard fought sixth place. Man, one of these races we will have it go smooth and we will be a contender. I am really proud of that effort. That was a really hard fought sixth. Kyle Busch — Finished 7th: Daniel Suarez — Finished 8th: We had a 15 to 20th place car. We have to keep working hard for the rest of the season and hopefully keep improving for our next half-mile track.

Austin Dillon — Finished 11th: They brought a really fast race car. We gave up a lot of track position throughout the day, not just from starting in the back, but on pit stops we really struggled. But, you know, proud of the effort.