NASCAR Pocono Organics CBD 325 odds and value picks
The NASCAR Cup Series drivers will tackle a doubleheader at Pocono Raceway this weekend, beginning with Saturday’s Pocono Organics CBD 325 (3:00 p.m. ET, NBCSN). A field of 38 will be tasked with a 130-lap journey around the “Tricky Triangle.”
The clear betting favorite is Kyle Larson at +215, as he seeks his fourth straight win in a points-paying race. He’s been on fire, but that price is wholly unappetizing. Let’s go looking for value with our selections for the Pocono Organics CBD 325.
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Sat, June 26 2021, 7:00 PM
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Denny Hamlin has regressed off his strong start in which he did everything but win, as he has just one Top 5 finish in his last eight races. But a return trip to Pocono could cure what ails him this Saturday.
Hamlin has won two of the last three Cup Series races at Pocono, and ran second to the then red-hot Kevin Harvick in the other. The No. 11 Toyota driver is leaps and bounds ahead in the win department at Pocono with six total victories. His nearest active opponents are the Busch brothers, with three wins apiece. Furthermore, no active driver has led more laps at the “Tricky Triangle” than Hamlin, who has 785 under his belt.
By virtue of random draw, Hamlin will roll off the grid in 10th place in the Pocono Organics CBD 325.
After suffering a DQ at Nashville last weekend, Chase Elliott will start way back in 29th place on Saturday. But he has plenty of time to make up ground at a track where he’s done very well in the past.
Elliott was fourth in the most recent Cup Series race at Pocono, marking the third time he finished in the Top 5 here and the seventh time he finished in the Top 10 from only 10 starts. The No. 9 Chevrolet driver has placed in nine out of a possible 16 stages, including a stage win in 2018.
Elliott finished Top 5 in five of his last six races prior to Nashville.
Few drivers have been as consistent as William Byron in 2021, so he’s usually in the running for the victory. This Saturday is no different.
Byron has finished in the Top 10 in 13 straight races (if you exclude all road courses), and he’s seventh in laps led this year (195). The No. 24 Chevrolet driver boasts the best average finish of any active driver at Pocono through six starts (9.67).
He’ll be right alongside his pole-sitting teammate Larson when the field takes the green flag in the Pocono Organics CBD 325.