Pocono 400 from Pocono Raceway

Defending Champs Take 1-2 Betting on NASCAR Lead to Pocono

May 29th, 2019 Auto Racing, Online Betting

Last year’s regular season and playoff champions lead the standing heading into the weekend.  Kyle Busch won the 2018 regular season title in dominant fashion.  Subsequently Joey Logano was the playoff champion for 2018.  Busch leads the MENCS standings with Logano right behind.  Both have had their share of betting on NASCAR at Pocono Raceway.  Pocono is known as the “Tricky Triangle.”  As such it offers a severe test of man versus machine and the track itself.  A multitude of drivers have done well at Pocono.  Yet those same drivers have shared frustration on the Tricky Triangle.

Pocono 400 from Pocono Raceway

Date and Time:  Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2 p.m. ET

Location:  Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania

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TV Coverage:  FS1

Pocono 400

Initially the Pocono 400 ran in 1982 and has been under various title names in that time.  It is the first of two races run at the Tricky Triangle each summer.  Among active drivers Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin each have two Pocono 400 wins.  In fact, Truex Jr. was the betting on NASCAR winner in this race for 2018.

The Tricky Triangle

Pocono Raceway was opened in 1969 and hosts two MENCS races per year.  Fashion its triangular configuration that is unique to all other tracks.  The “Tricky Triangle” consists of three long straightaways with three sharp turns.  Overall the asphalt surface is 2.5 miles in length.  Among the quirky features of Pocono are the turn banks.  First turn has a banking of 14 degrees.  Second turn’s banking is nine degrees.  The third turn has a banking of six degrees.  Seating capacity at Pocono is 76,812.

MENCS Standings Leaders

Following three wins in the first eight races Kyle Busch hit a sump. Worst of all was a 30th place finish at Kansas.  Busch recovered with a strong online betting performance last week and 3rd place finish.  Joey Logano has one win on the season.  But Logano has finished seventh or better in five of his last six runs.  Now fan favorite Chase Elliott has climbed to third place in the MENCS standings.  Elliott has four straight top five finishes with a win.

Harvick Searches for Checkers

Namely Kevin Harvick rivaled Kyle Busch as a dominant driver last year.  So far in 2019 he is yet to win a race.  However, Harvick’s consistency has put him in fourth place.  Brad Keselowski has put the blue deuce in victory lane three times this year.  And 2017 playoff champion Martin Truex Jr. has won three of the last five races.  As a result, Truex is in sixth place.  Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch follow.  With Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman ninth and tenth in the standings.

Top Pocono Drivers

To begin with Denny Hamlin has four wins at Pocono.  Following are Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch with three wins at the Tricky Triangle.  Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch have two career wins at Pocono.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation we have seen the same drivers get to the front consistently in 2019.  Denny Hamlin has two betting on NASCAR wins this year.  Most important of all he has show strong improvement from 2018.

Pocono 400 Betting Odds Picks

As was previously noted Hamlin has a liking for Pocono.

Pocono 400 Betting Online Pick: Denny Hamlin

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