NASCAR Sprint Cup – Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview & Prediction

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Ready for NASCAR free picks? NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series will pay its first visit this year to Michigan International Speedway for the running of this season’s Quicken Loans 400. Sunday’s race is slated to get underway at 1 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally on FOX Sports 1.

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Quicken Loans 400 Race Preview and Prediction
Race: Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway
Date: Sunday, June 14                     
Time: 1 p.m. (ET)                              
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
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Last Sunday was a good time to be betting longshots if you had Martin Truex Jr. as your pick with his first checkered flag in quite some time.

Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson continued their dominance of the Sprint Cup series this season by placing second and third.

The following is a look at my top favorite, contender and longshot to win this Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 based on betting odds provided by

The Favorite (odd of less than 10/1)

I am going chalk this week with a play on Kevin Harvick as a +400 favorite to break through at Michigan with a win. Going back over his last four runs at this track in both the 2013 and 2014 season, he has finished second in all four events.

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Finishing second has been a common occurrence for the No. 4 car this season. To go along with two early season victories at Las Vegas and Phoenix, last week’s second-place finish was the eighth time this season that Harvick was the runner-up in a Sprint Cup point race.

Common betting sense tells you that anyone coming that close on a regular basis is bound to reverse that position by taking the checkered flag sooner than later.

The Contender (odds from 10/1 to 19/1)

It has been hit or miss with Brad Keselowski this season, but I like his chances this week at longer +1200 betting odds to win.

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The No. 2 car basically secured its spot in this year’s Chase earlier in the year with a victory at Fontana and the team then went on a mini-hot streak with two more top-five finishes.

Since that point Keselowski has only cracked the top-10 twice in his last seven Sprint Cup point races, but I still like his recent track record at Michigan. He finished third in last year’s race and eighth in the next race here that season.

The Longshot (odds 20/1 or greater)

Inspired by Truex Jr.’s win last week, I am rolling the dice on Kyle Larson as my longshot pick this week at +2000 betting odds.

He is still looking for his first ever Sprint Cup victory in just his second full-time season racing the No. 42 car, but he did come close a few weeks back with a third-place finish on the Monster Mile at Dover.

He followed that up with a respectable eighth-place finish this past Sunday at Pocono. This team is currently on the outside looking in as far as this year’s Chase, which always keeps everyone hungry.

Larson will be making just his third start in a Sprint Cup race at Michigan, but he did post a solid eighth-place finish his first time around in last year’s race.

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By Dave Schwab

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