Who Chooses the checkered flag?

Here are our selections for the final road race of this season.

Winner: Kyle Busch
After shooting his first checkered flag of the season a week at Pocono, rowdy is out for blood. After winning his first Xfinity Series race at The Glen on Saturday, Busch will start from the pole on Sunday as he chases his third career win at the track. From our perspective, as long as Busch does not wreck or see his motor neglect, he must at least finish in the top five.

Contenders: Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr..
We’re not really ready to give up about the 2016 championship event, especially after his second-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Logano marched his Cup crew out on Saturday and they did not disappoint. His team knows it is win or go home, so expect the 2015 Watkins Glen winner to take his shot at Victory Lane on Sunday. As for Truex Jr., nicely his r??sum?? speaks for itself. The points leader owns 14 period wins, three race wins, eight top-fives and a ridiculous 29 playoff points. Truex Jr. led the most complete laps in Sonoma in June prior to fighting engine failure with only 25 to go. Best believe he hasn’t forgotten about that…

Wild Card: AJ Allmendinger
We’re not very high on the road course expert back in Sonoma, and for good reason. Allmendinger finished 35th, despite almost winning a stage in June. This time around we think it’s going to be different. Despite a run in clinic, the results at Watkins Glen of Allmendinger talk for themselves. Besides a win in 2014, he has an average finish inside the top 10 in eight career starts there. Do not be shocked if Allmendinger plays spoiler into a motorist on the playoff bubble Sunday.

Odds to win the I LOVE NEW YORK 355
Here are the odds for Sunday’s race

Martin Truex Jr. 4/1
Kyle Busch 4/1
Brad Keselowski 8/1
Kurt Busch 17/2
Kevin Harvick 17/2
AJ Allmendinger 10/1
Clint Bowyer 10/1
Denny Hamlin 12/1
Kyle Larson 12/1
Jimmie Johnson 14/1
Joey Logano 18/1
Jamie McMurray 28/1
Chase Elliott 33/1
Ryan Blaney 40/1
Kasey Kahne 40/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 50/1
Matt Kenseth 50/1
Daniel Suarez 60/1
Michael McDowell 66/1
Paul Menard 80/1
Ryan Newman 80/1

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