Horses for courses: The best tracks for every NASCAR driver

It's the NASCAR Cup Series offseason, so it's great time to work on your handicapping for the 2020 season. One of the best approaches to picking winners is the horse-for-course angle.

2019 NASCAR year in review

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has come to an end for the 2019 season, and what an amazing racing year it was. As race fans know, the Cup Series is currently in a transitional phase where older drivers are retiring and new drivers are coming up the ranks. A new wave of talent has emerged and this year showed that good things are still to come. Let’s look at the top five stories that shaped the 2019 season.

Martin Truex Jr. narrowly favored to win Ford EcoBoost 400

After 35 grueling weeks of racing and nine playoff races, it all comes down to this race. The championship four are Martin Truex, Jr., Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin.

Kyle Busch favored to win Bluegreen Vacations 500

The Monster Energy Cup Series heads to Phoenix, Arizona for the Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway this Sunday, November 10. This crucial elimination race will set up the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Currently, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick are locked into the Final Four. This weekend two more drivers will clinch their spot into the finale.

NASCAR First Data 500 preview and pick

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, October 27 for the First Data 500. A win at "The Paperclip" for the remaining eight playoff drivers will guarantee a spot in the final four at Homestead for the championship.

NASCAR: Who will find victory lane at Bristol?

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the "world's fastest half-mile" for in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, where race cars go around a track and look like fighter jets in a gymnasium.

NASCAR: Go Bowling at The Glen on Sunday

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to New York for the Go Bowling at The Glen on Sunday. The Watkins Glen International road course has produced some exciting racing over the years. With only a handful of races left before the playoffs, teams will be pulling out every strategic possibility to pull out a win. Only six drivers in the field hold a win at Watkins Glen—Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliot and Martin Truex [...]

NASCAR: Erik Jones a live longshot in Gander RV 400 at Pocono

This week the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series s heads to the "Tricky Triangle" for the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway, a track that can deliver exciting, four-wide racing or a nail-biting fuel mileage race. We've got our eyes on a longshot for Sunday, who we believe can find his way to victory this weekend. Let's consider some trends before we get to our picks. Nine of the last 11 races at Pocono were won from a top-10 starting [...]

NASCAR: Playing against a vulnerable favorite at Kentucky

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky on Saturday for the Quaker State 400. After Justin Haley shocked the NASCAR world with an upset win in Daytona, order will be restored in Kentucky, with a familiar face taking the checkered flag. Martin Truex Jr. (+600) will attempt to go for his third win in a row at Kentucky. Along with the back-to-back wins, he led 326 laps in those two races. But there are two other drivers who [...]

GEICO 500: Key Head-to-Head Matchups

NASCAR heads to Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday for the GEICO 500. Here is a look at some key head-to-head betting matchups. Brad Keselowski (-110) vs. Joey Logano (-110) Although they offer the same odds, Logano, last year's GEICO 500 winner, might have the advantage. In his last four trips to Talladega, he's finished in the top five on three occasions. Kevin Harvick (-110) vs. Clint Bowyer (-110) Bowyer finished third at Richmond on April 13, while Harvick finished fourth. They've [...]