NASCAR at Watkins Glen: Odds, stats, bets to consider for road-course race

Together with Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch taking decorations in the last two Cup Series races, the next member of the”Big 3,” Martin Truex Jr., may feel his time to win is this weekend in Watkins Glen International (WGI).

Truex is the defending winner in Watkins Glen and contains top-10 finishes in his past two races there, and seven top 10s in 12 total begins on the street course. Problem is, no driver has accomplished a repeat win at The Glen. Marcos Ambrose, who returned in his native Australia to race, is the final to win back-to-back races in 2011-12.

Harvick kyle Busch and Truex are the 3 favorites Sunday to win but also to hoist the Cup Series trophy in November.

Perhaps nobody gets as excited about Watkins Glen’s street course as veteran A.J. Allmendinger, that hit his playoff ticket in the street in 2014. This week, allmendinger opened at 25/1 chances to take the checkers.

Allmendinger has six top-10 finishes in his last seven races at The Glen and has achieved the impressive task of finishing every lap (812) of every race he has competed in there.

Race setup
Distance: 220.5 kilometers (90 Laps); Period 1 (Ends on Lap 20), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 40), Final Phase (Ends on Lap 90).

The monitor
Watkins Glen, located in upstate New York, is a 7-turn, 2.45-mile street course that recently got a repave. While the road-course is similar to Sonoma Raceway, it is relatively flat with fewer twists, which makes it a faster course than its California sister.

Recent winners
2017: Martin Truex Jr..
2016: Denny Hamlin
2015: Joey Logano
2014: AJ Allmendinger
2013: Kyle Busch

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