Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400
Sunday July 5th
What a historic weekend it was in the Pocono’s as it marked the first time in NASCAR history that they ran two races on both Saturday and Sunday. It also was a good weekend for my 6-Pack of Props as I went a combined 8-4. This week we move on to The Brickyard in Indianapolis.
Some drivers you may want to stay away from are the juniors (Truex & Stenhouse). Martin Truex has not finished better than 27th in his last four visits to this track and in seven career runs, Ricky Stenhouse has just one top 20.
A guy who is as solid as it gets is points and laps leader (581, 60 points ahead of Ryan Blaney and laps leader 572, 48 ahead of Joey Logano) Kevin Harvick. In 19 career starts at The Brickyard, Harvick has 18 top 20’s, 2 wins and is one of only two drivers to produce a top 5 finish in the last two races here. On this holiday weekend, I’m expecting the number 4 car to show-off the most.
Here is my 6-Pack of Props for Indianapolis and it’s led by who else but the best driver on the circuit this season.
Top 5 Finish
-135 Kevin Harvick
Harvick has had eight top 5’s this season and has the best finishing average at 7.3. He is also the defending champion here.
Top 10 Finish
+105 Clint Bowyer
In the opening I mentioned only two drivers in the past two races at this track have finished in the top 5. The first is Harvick as mentioned and the 2nd might be a surprise to you but it is Clint Bowyer so taking him at plus money for top 10 seems like a steal.
Top 10 Finish
-275 Joey Logano
I’m going to continue to ride Logano even though he has been a nightmare of late finishing races. If I had stayed away from him the past month my 35-13 record would even be better. Logano did finish 2nd here last year and 4th in 2017.
-115 Ryan Newman over Ricky Stenhouse, Jr
As I said, Stenhouse has had no luck here, meanwhile Newman has won here, and in 19 starts he also has 14 top 20’s, three top 5’s. Newman this season has a better finishing average than Stenhouse as well.
-115 Kyle Busch over Denny Hamlin
In 15 career starts in Indy, Busch has led for a total of 324 laps (more than any current driver) and has won it twice. In 14 starts, Hamlin has yet to win here and has led for just 112 laps.
+225 Matt Kenseth over C. Bell, T. Reddick, and A. Dillon
I’m going with the experience of Matt Kenseth in this big plus money (+225) prop. In 19 starts here Kenseth has 12 top 10’s, nine top 5’s and his best finish here is 2nd. This will mark Bell and Reddick’s first ever start here and in seven starts Austin Dillon has zero top 5’s and one DNF (did not finsh).
There you have another edition of my NASCAR six-pack of props. I hope we can produce more winners on Sunday and again everyone please do the right thing and stay safe on this holiday weekend.