Certain sportsbook reviews of NASCAR odds will tell you that the Sprint Cup Series only goes road racing twice a season, at Sonoma and then at Watkins Glen, where they’ll drop the green flag on Sunday for the Finger Lakes 355. The Chase for the Cup is on the horizon and you could see a wild race in upstate New York, and here are five drivers worth a look.
Marcos Ambrose (+400): Ambrose finished eighth at Somona earlier this year after winning the pole and some sports betting players would argue that he is the best road-course driver in the series, overtaking Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon. His first win came last year at Watkins Glen, but that should have been his third win after giving away a couple of races. Ambrose finished 10th at Pocono last weekend.
Tony Stewart (+700): The No.14 driver came in fifth at Pocono and his five wins at Watkins Glen is the most among active drivers, posting a 7.1 finishing average in 13 races, which is second to Ambrose’s 2.3 average in four races. Stewart is a shoo-in for the Chase, so expect him to go for broke on Sunday because he thinks of Watkins Glen as his house (or one of his houses, along with Indianapolis).
Jeff Gordon (+700): Gordon has won four times at Watkins Glen and even though he needed a little help from Mother Nature to win a rain-shortened Pocono race on Sunday, he was due after a ton of horrible fortune. Now, those that bet on sports (check out more betting information here) have to take Gordon seriously as he is in pole position for a wild-card spot thanks to last weekend.
Brad Keselowski (+1500): Keselowski finished fourth at Pocono and he has finished in the top five in one of his two Watkins Glen starts. He has finished in the top 10 in five straight races, which includes a win at Kentucky, and Keselowski has learned to calm down and pick his spots, which makes him a sport betting consideration.
Kurt Busch (+2500): Busch is overwhelmed at tracks where speed matters as his team doesn’t have the resources of the superteams, but even though Watkins Glen is faster than Sonoma, speed isn’t a major issue and Busch, a former Cup champion, is talented enough to overcome that. Busch has just four top-10s (and three DNFs) in 11 starts at Watkins Glen, and he has finished outside the top 30 in three of his last four races, but he offers a bit of value and he finished third at Somona behind Stewart and winner Clint Bowyer. You could do a lot worse than taking Kurt Busch with your online betting pick.