NASCAR picks are our specialty here at Cappers Info, and we’re set to bring you the best on the track this week with our Coca-Cola 600 race predictions!
NASCAR Preview: Coca-Cola 600
Date: Sunday, May 27th, 5:30 (ET)
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, NC
Television Coverage: FOX
Jimmie Johnson (3.75 to 1 Odds To Win Coca-Cola 600 at 5Dimes): A pair of Richard Petty Motorsports cars are starting on the front row, but no one really believes that Aric Almirola or Marcos Ambrose really has the ability to stay up at the top of the pack for 600 miles here at Charlotte. That being said, Johnson is a different story. JJ is going to start out the evening in third position, and what he has shown of late is the ability to take things in stride and finish in the Top 10 in spite of the fact that he has a big bulls-eye on his back. JJ has eight Top 10 finishes in his nine completed races this year, and he had a great run here at the NASCAR All-Star Race last week. It’s all looking good for the No. 48 right now, and there is a reason that Johnson is one of the top Coca-Cola 600 picks.
Kyle Busch (8.50 to 1 Coca-Cola 600 Race Odds at 5Dimes): Fourth, fourth, second, and first. That’s where Busch has finished his last four races this year. Sure, the break probably didn’t do Busch any good, as he has been one of the hottest drivers on the Sprint Cup circuit over the course of the last month. However, getting right back to it and running for 600 miles might be what is needed to keep the No. 18 Toyota at the front of the pack and in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The time is coming that Busch is going to make that massive surge back to the top of the Sprint Cup standings, and we think that he is in the midst of it right now. There has to be at least a one-in-eight chance that he finds his way to Victory Lane here on Tobacco Road.
Brad Keselowski (22 to 1 Odds To Win Coca-Cola 600 at 5Dimes): It would be great to back some of the other more consistent drivers on the Sprint Cup circuit, especially knowing just how inconsistent Keselowski has been over the course of the season. That being said, he has four wins in the last 30 races, more than almost any other driver on the senior circuit, and he is coming off of a big win in the Nationwide race over the weekend. Keselowski has a relatively poor starting position back in 24th place, but there is plenty of time for him to make it up and to get back towards the top of the charts. It’s a boom or a bust with the Jet Ski, and this is a race in which we are hoping for some fireworks.