Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesSunday, Sep. 17 Ė 3:00 p.m. EDT
Tale of the Turtles 400
Chicagoland Speedway Ė Joliet, IL
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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season is over and the drivers now head to Chicagoland Speedway for the Tale of the Turtles 400 on Sunday. The races the rest of the season are all monumental, so look for these drivers to be a bit more determined moving forward. Last year, Martin Truex Jr. was the winner of this race. He finished in 2:47:24, which is the best time recorded since David Reutimann won for Michael Waltrip Racing in 2010. The all-time winningest driver in this race is Tony Stewart, who has won this event three times in his career. He is, however, retired, which leaves both Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski as the two guys that have won this race more than anybody. Each driver has won the race twice, so itís not like anybody has truly dominated the event just yet. But it is a relatively new race, as it began in 2001. With that out of the way, letís now take a look at who stands out as a good value to win this one on Sunday:
Martin Truex Jr. (7-to-2) - Martin Truex Jr. has already won four races this season and we really like his chances to pick up a fifth win on Sunday. As previously mentioned, Truex Jr. won the Tale of the Turtles 400 a year ago. He did it in impressive fashion, too. Truex Jr. clearly likes something about this track, so look for him to be a huge factor once again on Sunday. And if you think his odds arenít that great then perhaps there is a good reason for that.
Brad Keselowski (10-to-1) - Brad Keselowski appears to be an incredible value at 10-to-1 this weekend, as he is one of only two active drivers that has won this race more than once. Keselowski emerged victorious in the Tale of the Turtles 400 in both 2012 and 2014, and there is little reason to doubt that heíll be a huge factor this weekend. Not only has he won twice here, but he also has four other top-10 finishes here in his past six appearances.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (45-to-1) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not had the season he was hoping for, but he can easily come away with a victory in one of these next couple of weeks. This is a race that actually suits him quite well, and he won this thing back in 2005. He also has finished inside the top-12 in four of his past five appearances in this event. That shows some serious consistency, which makes him a solid play at 45-to-1.
Kasey Kahne (75-to-1) - Kasey Kahne is going off at 75-to-1 this weekend and he is far too good of a driver to be anywhere near there. Kahne has had a very good season thus far and he also happens to be coming off of a solid performance in the Tale of the Turtles 400 last year. Kahne finished in seventh in that race and easily could have won had things broken differently. Heís worth a shot with a very small play.