UNOH 200- 9/17/20 Nascar Truck Series Picks, Odds, and Prediction
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The Nascar Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will begin the playoffs here in Bristol, TN on Thursday evening in the UNOH 200. Bristol is a ½ mile, steeply banked short track and compares somewhat to Dover. The UNOH 200 is a relatively short race for the Truck Series, and any mistakes made are amplified at Bristol.
Here are a few drivers to consider for the UNOH 200.
Brett Moffitt +300- Moffitt will start the UNOH from the 2nd position on Thursday evening. In the 2019 running of the UNOH 200, Moffitt went on to lead 65 laps and take home the checkered flag. The UNOH 200 will be the one of the best opportunities for Moffitt to pick up a win in the 2020 playoffs, and a win secures a ticket to the round of 8 at Kansas. I am going to heavily consider Brett for the win in the UNOH 200.
Sheldon Creed +500 – Creed will begin the UNOH 200 from the 8th position on Thursday. Creed and team finished 6th in the 2019 UNOH 200. Currently, Sheldon sits on top of the 2020 point standings and will be gunning to secure a spot in the next round of the playoffs. Creed has the 3 wins on the season and that is tied with Grant Enfinger and Kyle Busch. I look for Creed to keep the momentum going at Bristol on Thursday evening.
Austin Hill +750 - Hill will roll off from the 5th starting spot for Thursday night’s running of the UNOH 200. Austin has 14 top 10 finishes on the year, including 8 top 5s and a win. Austin has been solid as late, however hasn’t claimed a victory since the Kansas race back in July. Hill has fallen from 1st to 3rd in the points standings, and needs a victory lock up a spot in the round of 8. I see Hill hanging around the top 5 and being in contention in the final stage.
Matt Crafton +1600 - Veteran Matt Crafton will start Thursday UNOH 200 from the 4th spot. Crafton begins the playoffs sitting 7th in the points, so he will need a solid finish at Bristol on Thursday evening to avoid falling below the cut line. Over the last 6 Truck Series races at Bristol, Matt has 5 top 10 finishes including 2 top 5s. Hard to believe Crafton has not won at Bristol in his career, and I know Matt has Thursday’s race circled. Give a little consideration to Crafton on Thursday.