NASCAR picks are our specialty here at Cappers Info, and we’re set to bring you the best on the track this week for the Auto Club 400!
NASCAR Preview: Auto Club 400
Date: Sunday, March 25th, 2:30 (ET)
Location: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA
Television Coverage: FOX
Denny Hamlin (6 to 1 Odds To Win Auto Club 400 at 5Dimes): We’ve got a heck of a lot of hope here for Hamlin, who is going to be sitting on the pole for the Auto Club 400. He is a man that can take over on the track, and he has had some great runs this year as well. Hamlin has the ability to dominate, and his qualifying speed and practice times have really looked a heck of a lot better than a lot of other cars out there. He doesn’t have the same type of strong pedigree here at Fontana as say, a Jimmie Johnson or some of the other historically top drivers in the field, but Hamlin can win and win anywhere that he is running, and this might be the perfect spot for him to get to Victory Lane off of the pole position on Sunday.
Jeff Gordon (12 to 1 Odds To Win Auto Club 400 at 5Dimes): We know that it is Johnson that has had all of the luck here at Auto Club Speedway, but Hendrick Motorsports typically runs quite well on this track. Gordon does have some wins here in Fontana, including in the inaugural race on this track in 1997. The Rainbow Warrior has struggled this year and is down in a whopping 23rd place in the Sprint Cup standings, but in the end, we know that he is going to do a heck of a lot better than just one Top 10 finish and nothing in the Top 5 as he has in the first four races of the year. This could be the day that Gordon gets back to his winning ways.
Matt Kenseth (12 to 1 Odds To Win Auto Club 400 at 5Dimes): There is absolutely no reason to think that Kenseth can’t take the checkered flag in this race. He has three wins in the last five races on this track, and his history is as rich as any other in Fontana. We know that he is only starting in 15th position, but we have seen him run well on this track in spite of some poor starting positions. Kenseth has averaged starting in 20th place in his 19 races on this track, but in the end, he has 13 Top 10 finishes and an average finish of just worse than 9th place.
Brad Keselowski (18 to 1 Odds To Win Auto Club 400 at 5Dimes): The Jet Ski really caught fire towards the end of last year’s regular season, and we are wondering if he isn’t going to be able to do the same type of thing now that he is coming off of one of his best races in his career. The No. 2 was running right through seemingly all of the top contenders at Bristol last week, and though this is a significantly different type of racetrack, it didn’t seem to matter last year once Keselowski got on fire. That could be the case now as well.