Kevin was the model for consistency all season and he was arguably the fastest driver all year long. Later, in victory lane, Clint Bowyer hugged the Martinsville signature trophy grandfather clock, chugged several beers, and let his son soak in his first post-race celebration. As Bowyer returned to the track for Monday's rescheduled race, he told his 3-year-old son he wanted to take a picture with him in victory lane. Brock Lesnar's… September 16, YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY

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Pocono Speedway takes center stage on Sunday at 2: ET for the Gander Outdoors Right behind him on the odds board is Kyle Busch, who finished third in June, but, like Harvick, must start at the back of the pack on Sunday after failing inspection.

McClure, who has a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. The model projected recent wins for Busch at Chicago and Truex Jr. It then nailed four of the top five finishers at the Quaker State and three of the top five at New Hampshire last week.

Anybody following its picks this season is up huge. Now that the Gander Outdoors field is locked, this model has taken driver history, past results, track conditions and more into account and simulated this race 10, times. One surprising pick from the model for Sunday: Denny Hamlin, going off as an long shot, makes a strong run at the checkered flag. Chase Elliott, the fifth-biggest favorite, is shut out of the top Elliott was 10th last month at Pocono, but has finished no better than 13th in three of his last four races overall.

The model also says two drivers going off with NASCAR at Pocono odds of or longer will make a serious run at the checkered flag, including a monster long shot. I would like to say thanks for the great time we had in Martinsville. We are joining you in Phoenix next. I just want to say Thank You so much to the whole RaceAway team. We had such an Awesome time in Martinsville.

Our seats were Awesome and the Embassy Suites Hotel was really nice. Rick did a great job getting us to the track and back to the hotel. We are already talking about going to the Richmond Race next year with you guys.

Again, I just wanted to say thanks for putting together a great package for us. He showed interest and excitement. I think that would be cool. Gordon was also quick to point out the logistical issues involved. Some teams barely have their own plans put together by the time Speedweeks rolls around. Add up all those factors and Hamilton jumping in at the Glen is a lot more logical. Jon Jones fires back at Miesha Tate: Why fans are psyched for hot dogs at Martinsville.


NASCAR is headed to its first short-track race of the season as the circuit heads to the rolling hills of southern Virginia for Sunday's STP at Martinsville Speedway. At miles in length. Auto Racing Future Odds for NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and F1 provided by, along with more auto racing . NASCAR community mourns death of year-old super fan Allgaier captures fifth win of in Indianapolis See all of Allgaier's wins, plus other Xfinity winners this year.