NASCAR Play of the Week. My selection is on Denny Hamlin over Martin Truex Jr. at 2:35 pm et on Sunday.
Leading up to last Sunday's race Denny Hamlin had been as consistent as they come, finishing top-four in four consecutive races. He very well could have taken the checkered flag on Sunday before crashing with eight laps to go. I look for a strong bounce-back performance here, and will gladly back him at a discount price against Martin Truex Jr. Truex has faded of late, finishing better than 10th just once in his last five races. He made it only 16 laps this past Sunday so he'll certainly be looking to make amends for that but I don't like the matchup here. While he does have two victories in his last three races here at Kentucky Speedway, he has finished no better than 10th in four other races here over the last six years. I like Hamlin as a sleeper play to win this race outright as well. Take Hamlin (10*).
NASCAR Play of the Week. My selection is on Joey Logano over Chase Elliott at 4:05 pm et on Sunday.
It's time for Joey Logano to get back on track in the NASCAR Cup Series season and what better place to do it than Indianapolis, where he has had plenty of strong finishes in the past. Logano has finished eighth or better in six of his last seven races here, most recently finishing in second place last September. If you follow my plays regularly you know that I generally lean to Ford and Toyota over Chevrolet and that's the case again here. Chase Elliott has cooled off since a red hot run and has never finished better than ninth place at this track. In fact, he's finished 15th or worse in four of five career races in Indy. Take Logano (10*).
NASCAR Play of the Week. My selection is on Kyle Busch over Chase Elliott at 3:35 pm et on Saturday.
I love the way this race sets up as a bounce back for Kyle Busch and there’s no question he knows his way around the Pocono track having grabbed three checkered flags in six races here over the last three years. He finished no worse than ninth in any of those races and should have another strong showing here. I like him matched up against Chase Elliott, who has faded a bit following a red hot run. Take Busch (10*).