It’s time to get back behind the wheel for not one but two NASCAR races this weekend at Pocono. This article will focus on Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325.
For this race I will target three drivers with a positive trajectory Pocono track history. As for Sunday’s race, I will keep an eye out for the best numbers. I will post on Twitter the drivers I will back for Sunday.
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So who do I like for Saturday’s race?
Ryan Blaney – Top-3 (+275)
Is there anyone hotter than Ryan Blaney right now? He has been running incredibly well over his last six races. He has five Top-5 finishes including a win last week at Talladega.
Over that timeframe he has led the third most laps trailing only Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin. Go back even further and you’ll see Blaney has finished top-5 in 8 of the last 15 races. That is tied for the most top-5 finishes over that span.
At Pocono Raceway, the home of this week’s Pocono Organics 325 Blaney hasn’t been quite as productive. That said, over his last four trips to the track he has the 5th best average finish including two Top-10s.
I’m expecting Blaney to stay hot and contend again this week. I plan on backing him for a top-3 finish at +275.
Erik Jones – Top-5 (+275)
Erik Jones is primed for a big weekend at Pocono Raceway. He is coming into this race after a top-5 finish a week ago at Talladega Motor Speedway. This was his second top-5 finish over the last six races.
Over Jones’ last four races at Pocono Raceway Jones finished in the Top-5 an insane three times. In fact Jones has the fourth best average finish over that time frame with his best finish being second.
This week I will target a top-5 finish for Jones. That being said, if you want to take on a bit more risk, +450 for top-3 and +1600 for a win are definitely worth a look.
William Byron – Top-5 (+300)
William Byron seems to be really getting comfortable on the NASCAR stage. Over his last six races Byron has finished in the Top-20 five times, Top-10 3 times and led 22 laps. He has the 9th best average finish over that span.
Byron also has a history of success at Pocono Raceway over his last four races. He has finished in the top-10 three times one of which being a 4th overall finish.
Like Jones, I wouldn’t hate taking a look at Byron for a win at 20/1 and a top-3 finish at +550.
Good luck this week and let’s cash some tickets!