Go Bowling 400: NASCAR Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 5/7/16
2016 Go Bowling 400
Go Bowling 400: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Kansas Speedway)
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After picking yet another Nascar winner last week, we head to Kansas City for the Go Bowling 400. A race that began in 2011, there’s been a different winner each year so there’s certainly value out there.
Let’s try to stay hot and find yet another winner on the race track.
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Here are some drivers to consider for your card this week at the Go Bowling 400.
Jimmie Johnson - Jimmie Johnson has made us some money already this season, and he’s a solid bet to play again this week. Johnson won the Go Bowling 400 last season and has finished ninth or better in 13 of his last 14 appearances at the Kansas Speedway. Johnson simply gives himself a chance to win every time he races in Kansas and with two wins already under his belt this season, he’s a must play yet again this week.
Austin Dillon - Austin Dillon is getting closer and closer to his first Sprint Cup victory, which includes a third place finish last week at the GEICO 500. Dillon now has five top-10 finishes this season and has clearly found his footing in his third full season on the race track. In five races at the Kansas Speedway, Dillon has finished 22nd or better three times, which includes an eighth place finish at the 2014 Hollywood Casino 400. You have to like Dillon’s current form and think he’s going to taste victory lane sooner than later. I’ll take a shot this week with the 26-year-old.
Aric Almirola - If you’re looking for a big boy dark horse this week, go ahead and play Aric Almirola. Almirola really hasn’t even come close to a victory this season despite three straight top-20 finishes to start the year. However, Almirola really likes the Kansas Speedway, as he’s finished 11th or better in four of his last six appearances, which includes an eighth place finish at the 2014 5-hour Energy 400. There’s been little reason to back Almirola this season, but given his impressive history on this track, I say take a shot in the dark with what should be insane odds.
Carl Edwards - Speaking of a guy who really likes Kansas, Carl Edwards always shows up on this track. Edwards has 10 top-10 finishes in his last 13 appearances at the Kansas Speedway. Edwards has finished eighth or better in four of his last five appearances. Add Edward’s form to the mix with him winning two of the last three races overall, and he’s another guy you must include on your card if you’re a fan of money.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. - I keep saying I’m going to include Dale Earnhardt Jr. on my card until he finally wins a race. That may not be a great idea given the disaster last week at the GEICO 500 and the fact he’s finished outside the top-10 in four of his last six races. Still, Earnhardt is Earnhardt, and he has five top-10 finishes in his last nine appearances at the Kansas Speedway. Earnhardt also finished third in last year’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400. It’s only a matter of time before Earnhardt wins a race this season. Don’t be the guy to not have him on your card when he gets the job done.