- The Pocono Organics 325 in Partnership With Rodale Institute takes place on June 27th at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
- Kevin Harvick is the favorite but Kyle Busch has won three of his last five starts at this track
- See the odds for top contenders and best bets for the race within the story below
It’s been a crazy couple of days for NASCAR with the Bubba Wallace situation coming to a head. Thankfully, the FBI and NASCAR determined that it wasn’t a hate crime and we can now re-focus on racing this weekend.
The drivers will head to Pocono Raceway for a pair of races this weekend – one on Saturday and one on Sunday – so let’s start off with the Saturday preview.
The Saturday race will take place on June 27th at 3:30 PM ET. Known as the Tricky Triangle, Kyle Busch looks like the driver to beat here. He’s won three of his last five starts at this track – but can he do it again?
2020 NASCAR Pocono Organics 325 Odds
|Martin Truex Jr.||+700|
Odds taken June 24th
Bet on Busch
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who has been more consistent than Kyle Busch at Pocono over the last four years. Taking a look at his last seven starts, he’s placed no worse than ninth every time.
He’s actually won three of the last five races at Pocono with a third-place result in there too.
What you have to like about Busch at Pocono is that he’s consistently competitive. You can see that in the laps led as he’s led at least one lap in nine straight races. He’s bound to be in the running for a good finish here once again, so he’s who I like from the favorites.
Keselowski a Good Bet for Top 10
Keselowski doesn’t do a ton of winning at the Tricky Triangle – he’s only won once here – but he’s had a number of close calls. He has placed second or third a total of five times.
Taking a look at his recent history, he has finished in the Top 10 in eight of his last nine, which includes seven finishes in the top five spots.
He’s been a bit shaky of late, finishing 19th last week at Talladega and 10th at Miami before that, but his average finish in the six races before that was 4.2. I’ll take a flier with him to finish in the Top 10 at Pocono this Saturday.
Byron Should Finish in Top 10
Very quietly, Will Byron has been having a solid little stretch over the last five races. In that span, he’s finished in the top 11 sports in four of those starts. He’s been doing a good job of move up from his starting points as he hasn’t started better than 13th in any of those races.
Byron only has four starts at the Tricky Triangle but his last three are fourth, ninth and sixth. His first-ever start resulted in an 18th. I think he’s got a shot for the Top 10 here, so I’ll give him a look for that prop.