NASCAR betting: Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen preview

Aug 10, 2012 |
Tony Stewart thrives on road courses like Watkins Glen.
Tony Stewart thrives on road courses like Watkins Glen.
Greg Engle is the editor of the racing blog and covers the Sprint Cup Series for the Examiner. You can follow him on Twitter @cupscene.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup adds a little twist this week as the series heads to the road course at Watkins Glen for Sunday’s Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen.

Few drivers can deal with the twists and turns of the Glen, and has the stats to back it up, better than this week’s favorite Tony Stewart. Stewart has the most wins among active drivers here with five and has the highest driver rating at the Glen.
“It’s a race that we always look forward to,” Stewart told the media. “We’ve had a lot of success there and it’s just fun. It’s like taking Sonoma and just multiplying the speed times three. It’s just a lot faster track. It still has the same elevation changes, but you’re just running a lot quicker. Both Sonoma and Watkins Glen are two places on the schedule that we really enjoy coming to.”

Stewart finished second at the only other road course stop this season, Sonoma, and is the clear favorite to add a sixth win to his Glen resume Sunday.

“When you’ve won five races, it gives you that confidence that you know how to win, and know what you have to do to get to victory lane,” he said. “I know what feel I need when we get here. It’s just a matter of going out and practicing and putting yourself in that position.”

Check out the rest of the Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen preview and get Greg's picks to win.

Odds to win the Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen (Courtesy of SBG Global)

Marcos Ambrose     4-1
Tony Stewart     6-1
Kurt Busch     7-1
Jimmie Johnson     7-1
Jeff Gordon     7-1
Kyle Busch     7-1
Juan Montoya     10-1
Brad Keselowski     18-1
Clint Bowyer     20-1
Martin Truex Jr.     20-1
Kevin Harvick     20-1
Denny Hamlin     25-1
Carl Edwards     25-1
Joey Lagano     30-1
Kasey Kahne     30-1
Greg Biffle     40-1
Matt Kenseth     50-1
Brian Vickers     50-1
Ryan Newman     50-1
Jeff Burton     60-1
Jamie McMurray     60-1
Paul Menard     75-1
Dale Earnhardt Jr.     75-1
Boris Said     100-1
Sam Hornish, Jr.     100-1
Regan Smith     300-1
Aric Almirola 300-1
Bobby Labonte 300-1
David Gilliland 300-1
Field (Any Other Driver) 60-1
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