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ISM Connect 300 - Sep. 24
By: Staff Writer - StatFox
Published: 9/22/2017  at  4:25:00 AM
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
ISM Connect 300

Sunday, Sep. 24 Ė 2:00 p.m. EDT
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Ė Darlington, SC

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway hosts the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the ISM Connect 300 on Sunday. This is the second playoff race of the year, and Martin Truex Jr. is the driver that won the first. Truex Jr. won the Tale of the Turtles 400 last week, and it was the second time he won that race in a row. Heíll be very confident when he gets out on the track on Sunday, but nobody will be more confident than Matt Kenseth or Kevin Harvick on Sunday. The two of them are the only active drivers that have won this race twice in their careers, as Kenseth won in 2013 and 2015 and Harvick won in 2006 and 2016. The teams that have had the most success in this race are Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing. Each had four victories coming into this race. As for the manufacturer that has been the best here, that would be Chevrolet. The winner of this race has been behind the wheel of a Chevy 11 times, which is a lot more than the five that have won in a Ford. With that out of the way, letís look at the best picks to win this thing:

Martin Truex Jr. - Truex Jr. is a favorite to win this race on Sunday, but itís honestly for good reason. Truex Jr. has been driving insanely well as of late, and itís just hard to go away from the hot hand here. As previously mentioned, Truex Jr. won the Tale of the Turtles 400 last week. He has now won three of his past 10 races and is worth backing once again here.

Kyle Busch - Kyle Busch has never won the ISM Connect 300 in his career, but that doesnít mean he hasnít been successful at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Busch has actually won two races at this track in his career, so he should be feeling pretty good about his chances in this one. He also happens to be driving well heading into this one, as he has won two of his past seven races and also came in second in another one.

Joey Logano - This has been a year to forget for Joey Logano, but everybody knows what he is capable of out on the track. Logano is one of the best drivers in the world, and he has actually been better as of late. He came in second at Richmond two weeks ago and then came in seventh at the Tale of the Turtles 400 last week. Logano will be a great value here, as he also happens to have won this thing in 2014.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. only has a few more chances to earn his first victory of the season and what could be his last of his career. While itís entirely possible that he already won his last race, itís worth taking a shot on him to win here. Earnhardt Jr. has never won at New Hampshire in his career, so you can count on him wanting to change that before he retires.

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