COLUMN: At 11-To-1 Bettin’ This Driver To Win The NASCAR Race At Sonoma Raceway Is Smart Money

By Jerry Jordan, Editor

SONOMA, Ca. – Coming off a winning pick last week, I am feeling pretty confident bettin’ my trio of bets this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. And, the WynnBET Sportsbook oddsmakers have been overly nice this week with setting the lines on NASCAR drivers.

Last week, Joey Logano was a respectable +850 or 8.5 to 1, but even though he is +1900 or 19-to-1 to win and +165 or 1.65-to-1 in a head-to-head matchup, I am going with the uber-favorite in that matchup and the fourth favorite overall in the race day line. Who is that? Kyle Busch.

Busch is sitting at an incredible +1100 or 11-to-1 to win at Sonoma and he is -2.0 to win over Logano. This is definitely not a sleight to the No. 22 team and Logano has a win here in the NASCAR K&N Series in 2011 but after Busch’s dominating performance in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, he is smart money. With the truck win and two trips here to Cup Series Victory Lane already, history is also on his side.

As for my weekly mid-tier value pick, I am going with Martin Truex Jr. For those who don’t know, or who have been visiting too many of the Sonoma-area wineries, Truex has a secret weapon in the pits this week. The team brought in former crew chief turned resort owner and Twitter extraordinaire, Cole Pearn, to help out this week.

The WynnBET oddsmakers have Truex at +1800 or 18-to-1, so if you want a solid bet with strong odds, Truex is the right driver.

Honestly, I am a little shocked at the odds this week but who am I to question it. I am telling you now, take advantage of it. Either one of these two drivers could bring huge rewards.

As for my longshot pick this week, I am going with Alex Bowman at 40-to-1. In the truck race, Bowman was busted with a penalty and that ruined his day. Before that Bowman was at the front of the field. Could he have run down Busch, who knows, but I think it would have been a great show trying to watch him do it.

Regardless, at +4000 or 40-to-1, I know it’s a little bit of a risk but I like Bowman. He was even my fantasy pick at

Remember, my suggestions are based on what I see at the track and from past performances by drivers. It’s called gambling for a reason and there is no guarantee the drivers I pick will end up in victory lane. If you can’t afford to bet, then don’t. And if you aren’t 21 years of age, you cannot legally gamble, so don’t even think about it. Should you have a problem with sports betting or other forms of gaming, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.

Toyota Save Mart 350 – Sonoma Raceway  
Chase Elliott 400
Kyle Larson 400
Ross Chastain 1000
Kyle Busch 1100
Daniel Suarez 1300
Denny Hamlin 1400
Tyler Reddick 1500
AJ Allmendinger 1600
Chase Briscoe 1800
Martin Truex Jr 1800
Austin Cindric 1900
Joey Logano 1900
Kurt Busch 1900
Ryan Blaney 2000
William Byron 2800
Christopher Bell 3000
Alex Bowman 4000
Chris Buescher 4500
Cole Custer 5000
Michael McDowell 5000
Kevin Harvick 5500
Austin Dillon 10000
Brad Keselowski 10000
Erik Jones 10000
Joey Hand 25000
Aric Almirola 30000
Bubba Wallace 40000
Justin Haley 40000
Harrison Burton 50000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 50000
Todd Gilliland 75000
Cody Ware 100000
Corey Lajoie 100000
Josh Bilicki 100000
Scott Heckert 100000
Ty Dillon 100000

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