Saturday, August 5, 2017

Final* Watkins Glen Driver Ratings: 2017 I Love New York 355

Martin Truex Jr was considered the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook's 4/1 favorite to win at Watkins Glen.
* Just an FYI, the final equation of the ratings isn't complete because of qualifying happening on race day. The drivers love the extra day off, but I've hated the past two weeks of it; I like the build-up for a race weekend to start on Friday. Qualifying on any road course is of more importance to the final rating equation than any other track with Martinsville being a close third. So these incomplete ratings below are based on both practices, past Watkins Glen history, current form and a little bit of what happened at Sonoma in June.


Micah Roberts' Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver Ratings
I Love New York 355
Watkins Glen International
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 3:18 pm ET

RATED DRIVER     ODDS                   PRAC 1      PRAC 2       START       SONOMA*  
 1. Kyle Busch 9/2                   1st           10th                        5th
 2. Denny Hamlin 10/1            3rd            5th                         4th
 3. Brad Keselowski 8/1          6th             1st                        3rd
 4. Kevin Harvick 7/1              11th          11th                        1st
 5. Martin Truex Jr 4/1            2nd            3rd                        37th
 6. Joey Logano 20/1               7th           15th                       12th
 7. Kurt Busch 8/1                 14th           2nd                         7th
 8. Clint Bowyer 8/1               12th            4th                        2nd
 9. Jamie McMurray 30/1         4th            7th                        10th
10. Kyle Larson 15/1              17th            6th                       26th
11. Chase Elliott 30/1              8th             8th                        8th
12. Jimmie Johnson 15/1        18th           26th                      13th
13. A.J. Allmendinger 15/1     23rd           18th                      35th
14. Dale Earnhardt Jr 40/1     26th           31st                        6th
15. Michael McDowell 60/1    10th            9th                       14th

* Results from the June 25, 2017 race at Sonoma Raceway, the other road course on the circuit.

Opening odds courtesy of Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director, has been setting auto racing odds in Las Vegas since 1994. 

3 comments:

J S Davis said...

I agree wholeheartedly, I do not like the qualifying on Sunday. I miss the Friday practice action.

Fireballr7 said...

It's a great marketing tool for NASCAR to promote the weekend on Friday. The past two weeks have been like the race snuck up on me.

Oliver Blackwell said...

I think the racing would be better, unload, inspect, qualify. They have simulators, and everything @ their becking. 30 minutes testing morning of race.