After finishing 31st in the Daytona 500 to start the season Kevin Harvick has the hot hand. Fresh off back to back Motor Racing Betting wins he now leads the standings. Best of all for Harvick backers is that he will be racing at one of his favorite tracks this week. Few drivers can match his record of success at ISM Raceway. Among current drivers that have done well at Phoenix is Jimmie Johnson. However, the seven-time Cup champion is off to one of the worst starts in his career. NASCAR runs in the Desert of Arizona this Sunday!
NASCAR Ticket Guardian 500
Date and Time: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: ISM Raceway, Avondale, Arizona
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NASCAR Ticket Guardian 500 TV Coverage: FOX
ISM Raceway in suburban Phoenix is the venue for this week’s Motor Racing Betting action. Opened in 1964 its track is one mile in length. Turn banks are modest at 10 to 11 degrees. Unique to ISM is its dogleg with the same banking. Asphalt is the surface of this popular raceway. Standing room only crowds of 51,000 are the norm for at Phoenix. Support from the Arizona area is so strong that they get an additional race in the fall.
Monster Energy Standings
Trailing Harvick in the Monster Energy standings in second place is Joey Logano. Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr and Kyle Busch round out the top five. Impressively enough Logano has finished no worse than seventh in the first three races. Blaney was fifth last week in Las Vegas. Fresh off two top five finishes is Truex Jr. Las Vegas saw Busch finish second to Harvick in last week’s run. Also, of note is seventh place Brad Keselowski. Following a 32nd place run at Daytona he placed second and sixth in his last two runs.
Bottom of the Monster Energy Standings
Near the bottom of the Monster Energy standings is Kasey Kahne. Especially relevant is his top finish of only 19th in three starts this year. Kurt Busch has been wildly inconsistent. Sandwiched between 26th and 34th place runs were an eight-place finish in week two. Also struggling has been Jamie McMurray, Chase Elliott, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Without question Kevin Harvick is going to be the big Online sportsbook favorite. Most noteworthy is in 30 starts at ISM he has a stellar average finish of 9.73. Among those 30 starts are eight wins and 19 top ten finishes. Most impressive of all is Harvick’s eight wins at Phoenix. Right behind Harvick is Jimmie Johnson’s average finish at ISM of 10.00 in 29 starts. Taking the checkers four times at Arizona he boasts 20 top ten finishes. Denny Hamlin also has solid numbers in 25 runs at ISM. Starting with an average finish of 11.80 he has one win and 14 top tens.
Matchup to Watch
Harvick is hot but faces the prospects of a Motor Racing Betting overlay. Already a big name his great early start draws additional attention. Hamlin has been relatively quiet so far. With his good numbers at ISM he rates a serious look. Also, potential bargains are Kurt and Kyle Busch.
NASCAR games Betting Odds Picks
In conclusion Harvick simply won’t bring enough in the way of value. Denny Hamlin combines value and ability.
NASCAR Betting Online Pick: Denny Hamlin