Overton's 400: NASCAR Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 7/30/17
The 2017 Overton's 400
Overton's 400: Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm (Pocono Raceway)
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After a complete mess last week, we make our second and final stop in Pennsylvania for the 2017 Overton's 400, a race that debuted in 1974 as the Pennsylvania 500. This event has produced 12 multiple winners and Bill Elliott leads the way with four victories.
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Here are five drivers to consider throwing on this week’s card. (Odds weren’t available when this article was posted.)
Ryan Blaney - Ryan Blaney hasn’t had much recent success, finishing outside of the top-10 in four of his last six races, but he did win the first race this season in Pocono and has finished 11th or better in all three of his appearances at the Pocono Raceway. Blaney has some of his better performances on this track, so he’s worth a look if want a long shot on this weeks card.
Denny Hamlin - Denny Hamlin is in his best form of the season, and that includes a victory in New Hampshire. Now, Hamlin returns to a track where he’s won four races and has finished sixth or better 10 times. Hamlin is usually in the thick of things at the Pocono Raceway and there’s no reason to expect this week to be any different.
Kurt Busch - Another driver who likes Pocono is Kurt Busch, who has finished 10th or better in seven of his last nine appearances. Busch has two victories in this particular event and three victories here overall since the 2005 season. Busch hasn’t had much recent luck this season, but his history on this track suggests a turnaround.
Matt Kenseth - It’s been the year of everybody getting at least one victory, so maybe it’s Matt Kenseth’s turn. Kenseth has finished fifth or better the last two weeks and has countless top-10 finishes this season but doesn’t have a victory since last years New Hampshire 301. In Pocono, Kenseth has finished 10th or better in four of his last five appearances, which includes a victory in the 2015 Windows 10 400. It seems like every week somebody is picking up their first win of the year, so Kenseth has to like his chances to finally end the drought.
Joey Logano - Joey Logano has enjoyed some of his best racing of the season, finishing eighth or better in three of his last six events. Logano should be able to produce another solid performance considering he’s finished fifth or better in three of his last six appearances at the Pocono Raceway. Logano could be in line for his second win of the season based on his current form.