Foxwoods Resort Casino 301- 8/2/20 Nascar Cup Series Picks, Odds, and Prediction
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Foxwoods Resort Casino 301
8/2/2020 3:00pm EST
The Nascar Cup Series will be solo at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. New Hampshire is a flat, 1 mile oval and can be compared to Phoenix and Martinsville. Tire wear is typically low at New Hampshire, and with only 301 laps track position is highly important. Passing at New Hampshire is challenging and I expect pit stop strategy to all over the place on Sunday. We came up short at Kansas last week, but we move on to New Hampshire, so let’s find a winner.
Here are a 5 drivers to consider for Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.
Kevin Harvick +420- Harvick picked up a hard fought win in the 2019 New Hampshire race. Harvick and Denny Hamlin battled off the final turn to the checkered flag for an awesome finish. Kevin also won the 2018 New Hampshire race, leading only 12 laps to claim victory. Harvick will begin the race on Sunday from a top 12 starting spot, so he will have that preferred track position in stage 1. Harvick is one of my top plays for Sunday’s race at New Hampshire, and I don’t think he will disappoint.
Denny Hamlin +450- Denny picked up another victory on the 2020 season at Kansas back last Thursday evening. Denny led 57 laps at Kansas back on Thursday, and also had the best quality pass percentage. Denny has done well over the last 4 races at New Hampshire, with 2 top 5 finishes including a victory. Over the last 4 New Hampshire races, Denny has an average finish of 7th place good enough for 3rd best. Denny will have a top 12 starting spot on Sunday afternoon, and I expect him to be in the conversation for the win.
Kyle Busch +800- Kyle and his crew chief Adam Stevens seemed to have found some speed in the 18 car as of recent. Over the last 2 races, Kyle has finished 4th and 11th respectively. New Hampshire has been a very good track for Kyle, and over the last 4 races has the best average driver rating of 128.4. Kyle has also led 436 laps over the last 4 races, and that is the most of any driver in the timespan. Kyle had a very disappointing finish at Martinsville back in June, but did very well at Phoenix earlier in the 2020 season finishing 3rd. Kyle should run well at New Hamphire on Sunday, don’t hesitate to throw some action in.
Martin Truex Jr. +900- Truex has been very consistent over the last 4 races at New Hampshire with the best average finish of 4.5. Truex has 4 top 10s including 3 top 5 finishes over the last 4 races at New Hampshire. Surprisingly enough, Truex has not captured a victory at New Hampshire in his Nascar Cup career at New Hampshire. Truex won the Martinsville race back in June, and I feel as if he has a chance to repeat at New Hampshire on Sunday.
Matt DiBenedetto +5500- Matt is my long shot to win at New Hampshire on Sunday. Matt finished 5th in the 2019 race at New Hampshire, and finished 7th at Martinsville back in June. Joining the Wood Brothers racing team for the 2020 season, Matt is now in the best equipment he’s sat in for his career. Matt’s strength in the Cup Series is short track racing, and though New Hampshire is not considered a short track, the characteristics resemble a short track. I will sprinkle in a little bit of action on Matt on Sunday.