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

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  • Postado em 10 de setembro, 2019

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

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

    Kyle Busch, Harvick and Truex are the 3 favorites not just to hoist the Cup Series trophy in November but also Sunday to win.

    Perhaps no one gets as excited about Watkins Glen’s road course as veteran A.J. Allmendinger, who punched his playoff ticket at the track in 2014. This past week, allmendinger opened to take the checkers.

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

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

    The track

    Watkins Glen, located in upstate New York, is a 7-turn, 2.45-mile road route that recently underwent a repave. While the road-course is very similar to Sonoma Raceway, it is relatively flat with fewer turns, 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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