Race: Camping World 400
Date: June 30th
Venue: Chicagoland Speedway
2018 Winner: Kyle Busch (2:50:52)
Chicagoland Speedway. This 1.5 mile tri-oval Asphalt track was first utilized in 2001. The plane consists of 18 degrees incline on the turns, 11 degrees on the front and 5 degrees on the back. The track holds 55,000 spectators and hosts both the Camping World 400 as well as an IndyCar Series race. Previously a playoff race, this is now part of the regular season circuit.
Martin Truex Jr. (third selection this year) — Martin finished 4th here last year. He might be the hottest racer right now with two wins in the his last four races, and four wins in his last eight races.
Kyle Busch (fourth selection this year) — Won here last year, plus, well, he’s really good. He has four straight top five finishes.
High Risk / High Reward
Alex Bowman (first selection this year) — Alex finished 10th here last year. Alex now has seven consecutive races inside the top 15 and that has moved him to 10th in the Monster Energy Cup rankings.
Kyle Larson (fourth selection this year) — Kyle finished 2nd here last year. It’s been five races since he finished in the top 10 so I’m rolling the dice a bit on this one.
The Dark Horse
Erik Jones (second selection this year) — It’s not Erik’s best season, he’s currently 18th and he has just as many finishes outside the top 30 as he does inside the top 10 in the last four races.
Favorite: Avg Finish 12th (31st Percent)
High Risk/High Reward: Avg Finish 12th (32nd Percent)
Dark Horse: Avg Finish 19th (51st Percent)