Pocono Organics 325 – NASCAR Cup Series
Starting position could be a big key to picking the winner. Four of the last five winners here have started in one of the first 10 positions, so when making your bets, favor those who have a good starting position. Let’s now preview some of the betting favorites along with a sleeper pick and their NASCAR odds to take the checkered flag in Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325.
NASCAR: Pocono Organics 325 Betting Preview
After dealing with the tough superspeedway conditions of Talladega, the NASCAR drivers and their teams head to another tough track, the Pocono Raceway, for Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325. The Pocono Raceway is unique in that it is a 2.5 mile course that is shaped like a triangle. With the three turns, it makes for some cautious, yet exciting racing. The crew chiefs will have their work cut out for them to get the cars ready for this unique set up.
Kyle Busch +450
Busch has a phenomenal track record at Pocono. Three of his last five starts here have ended with him taking the checkered flag. He also has six straight top-10 finishes here. Busch is winless on the season, so coming to Pocono may be just what the doctor ordered to cure his winless streak.
Martin Truex Jr. +700
Truex has two career victories at Pocono, with the latest one coming in 2018. In his last six starts here, he has finished in the top 10 in four of them. Truex loves the 2.5 mile tracks, and after his last two disappointing starts at Homestead and Talladega, he’ll be looking to get back to the top.
Denny Hamlin +800
With five career wins at the Pocono Raceway, Hamlin knows what it takes to conquer this unique track. Hamlin won the last NASCAR race held here in 2019. In his last four starts at Pocono, he has finished in the top 10 in three of them. The Joe Gibbs Racing Team seems to have a handle on this track, so it could be Hamlin taking the checkered flag on Saturday.
Ryan Blaney +1,000
Coming off of his win on Monday at Talladega, Blaney has the momentum coming into Pocono. Blaney has always fared well here, as he has one victory, and has never finished lower than 12th in his eight career starts here. Look for Blaney to stay hot, and finish at or near the top on Saturday.
Erik Jones +1,600
Jones is a Joe Gibbs racer, so that bodes well for him right out of the gate. Jones is winless in his six starts at Pocono, but he has finished in the top five in four of them. Jones has struggled much of the year, but coming to Pocono may be the change that he needs.
William Byron +2,000
With only four starts at Pocono under his belt, many think that Byron may be too inexperienced. However, he has finished in the top-10 in three of those four, and he started from the pole in his last start here. We think Byron will be a good sleeper pick on Saturday.