NASCAR Good Sam 500 Expert PicksJosh Bailey
NASCAR heads to Phoenix International Raceway this week for the Good Sam 500, which takes place on Sunday, March 13. PIR is an intermediate track, which means drivers like Kevin Harvick are supposed to do well. In fact, Harvick rates as the favorite this week. My smart pick to win is going to be Joey Logano who almost pulled off a win in the Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas on March 6. My long shot is Jamie McMurray. Keep reading for this week’s favorite, smart and long shot pick to win the Good Same 500.
A Closer Look At My NASCAR Good Sam 500 Expert Picks
What: NASCAR Good Sam 500
When: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Phoenix, Arizona
Stadium: Phoenix International Raceway
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Favorite Pick To Win The Good Sam 500: Kevin Harvick
Harvick raced well in Las Vegas. He finished seventh in the Kobalt 400. That should give Harvick and his crew plenty of confidence going into PIR this weekend. Harvick’s done his best work the past couple of years over the Phoenix track. He’s won an incredible 3 out of 4 races. He’s led 855 laps. He won a pole. His average finish is 1.25 while he finished second in the last race at PIR. Harvick’s average start is 6.3. Bettors should be very surprised if Kevin Harvick isn’t the favorite in the sportsbook to win in Phoenix this Sunday. One thing to note is that Harvick has won the last 2 Good Sam 500s.
Smart Pick To Win The Good Sam 500: Joey Logano
After starting second in the Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas on March 6, Joey Logano led for 70 laps. He raced about as well as he could have. It was all for naught as Brad Keselowski took home the checkered flag while Logano finished where he started, in second place. Logano has a good shot at closing the deal on March 13. Logano’s average starting place at PIR is 5.5. Logano has led 123 laps at Phoenix in the last 4 races. That easily puts Joey in second place to Harvick in laps led. He has 2 top 5 finishes. Logano’s average finish at Phoenix International Raceway is 5.25. His best finish was third. He’s the smart pick for this Sunday.
Long shot Pick To Win The Good Sam 500: Jamie McMurray
There’s no telling what McMurray’s odds are going to be to win the Good Sam 500 on March 13. McMurray had a decent sixteenth place finish in the Kobalt 400 on March 6. He started twenty-ninth. He drove well enough to get into the Top 20. McMurray’s average finish in the last 4 races at PIR is 10.25. His average start position is 9.3. His lowest finish in the last 4 was second place while his highest finish was fifteenth place. McMurray is driving well. If he’s over 20 to 1, which he should be, to win on Sunday, I’m dropping a few bucks on him.
The complete list of betting odds for the 2016 Good Sam 500.
|Martin Truex, Jr.||+1200|
|Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||+1200|
|Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.||+25000|
|A. J. Allmendinger||+30000|