NASCAR at Phoenix Picks: 3 Best Bets to Win the Bluegreen Vacations 500
Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: A general view of cars belonging to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Denny Hamlin (11) and Kyle Busch (18)
- NASCAR's Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway will go green today at 2:30 p.m. ET (NBC).
- PJ Walsh offers his best bets for today's NASCAR race at Phoenix.
Today’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race is the second to last of the season and the final chance for drivers to qualify for next week’s championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Following wins at Martinsville and Texas, respectively, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick have already earned their tickets to Miami, with Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Danny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott hoping to join them.
Busch and Logano are currently in the driver’s seats, sitting 20 and 22 points above the cutline, respectively.
On the other hand, Elliott’s only chance to advance to Homestead is by winning today’s Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway. As a result, we’ll see differing strategies from the playoff drivers with some teams points racing and others throwing Hail Mary’s to try and win.
After analyzing previous results at Phoenix, this season’s races at similar tracks and this weekend’s on-track activity, here are my best bets to win today’s race based on odds at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.