I Love New York 355 at The Glen: NASCAR Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 8/6/17
The 2017 I Love New York 355 at The Glen
I Love New York 355 at The Glen: Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm (Watkins Glen International)
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We make our first and only trip to New York this week for the 2017 I Love New York 355 at The Glen, which was known as the Cheez-It 355 last year. This is the last road course of the season and is only 90 laps long. This event debuted in 1957 and has seen seven drivers win multiple times with Tony Stewart leading the way with five 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.)
Kyle Busch - I told you guys the second I leave Kyle Busch off the card after listing him damn near every week, he was going to win. Well, congrats to those who played him in Pocono. Anyway, Busch has won back-to-back races in each of the last two years, and he’s a two-time winner in New York with his most recent win coming in 2013. Busch has finished ninth or better in 10 of his last 11 appearances overall at the Watkins Glen International. Here goes…
Martin Truex Jr. - Few drivers have been as hot as Martin Truex Jr. the last month or so, as he’s finished third or better in three of his last four races and sixth or better in eight of his last 11 races. Truex could easily have six or seven victories under his belt this season. And while he doesn’t have a win in New York, Truex does have a top-10 finish in six of his last 10 appearances at the Watkins Glen International. Truex will be in the thick of things yet again.
Matt Kenseth - Matt Kenseth is running out of time to get his first victory of the season, but he is inching closer with top-10 finishes in each of his last three races. Besides Chase Elliott, Kenseth is probably the best driver left who doesn’t have a victory. Well, you can expect Kenseth to give it another honest effort this week considering he has top-10 finishes in four of his last five appearances in New York, which includes a fourth-place finish back in 2015. It’s Kenseth’s time if the trend of first time winners continues to take place.
Joey Logano - Joey Logano has been up-and-down since his victory in Richmond, but he heads to a place he’s owned over the years. Logano won this event back in 2015 and was runner-up in last year’s New York race, so there’s a nice track record of him showing up in the Big Apple. In fact, Logano has finished no worse than seventh in five of his last six appearances at the Watkins Glen International. If there’s one driver to put on your card this week, it has to be Logano given his success in New York.
Brad Keselowski - Another driver who really enjoys New York is Brad Keselowski, who has finished runner-up in three of his seven appearances. Overall, Keselowski has finished seventh or better in five of his seven trips to the Watkins Glen International. When you add the fact Keselowski has finished in the top-10 in each of his last three races this season, he’s another must-play this week.