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 Gatorade Twin 125s!
NASCAR Preview: Gatorade Twin 125s
Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 1:00 & 3:00 (ET)
Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
Television Coverage: FOX
Gatorade Twin 125s Race 1 Picks
Carl Edwards (7 to 1 Odds To Win Gatorade Twin 125s at 5Dimes): And why not? Edwards was good enough to win the Bud Shootout earlier in the week, and he is surely going to be a force to be reckoned with in his section of the Twin 125s as well. Edwards is one of the top drivers on the Sprint Cup, and there is no reason to think that he at least can’t contend, especially in this relatively small field that is full of just a ton of drivers that are still just trying to make sure that they qualify for the Great American Race. There is literally nothing for Edwards to lose, and though many might think that he may hold back just a bit, knowing that his spot on the pole is already set for the 500, you might be surprised to see just how strong of a race that he runs on Thursday.
Kevin Harvick (5 to 1 Odds To Win Gatorade Twin 125s at 5Dimes): Harvick is one of the favorites to win the whole enchilada this Sunday, and he has always had a great history of running on this track. Again, there is very little for Harvick to lose and everything for him to gain in his No. 29 Chevy. Last year in the short races at Daytona, he finished seventh in the Bud Shootout and third in his Gatorade Duel Twin 125. He finished 42nd at the 500 because of a wreck, and you can bet that that is a wreck that he is going to want to get out of his mind in a hurry in the first of the Gatorade Twin 125s on Thursday.
Gatorade Twin 125s Race 2 Picks
Joey Logano (18 to 1 Odds To Win Gatorade Twin 125s at 5Dimes): We’ve been talking about this young gun for quite some time, and now that Logano has all of this garbage about who his ride will be for 2012, we know that he is going to be a force that could be reckoned with. We’ve seen what Tony Stewart has been able to do with Joe Gibbs Racing in the past, and we know that this could be the next big driver on the Sprint Cup circuit. Predictability is out the window when we are here at Daytona, even in these Twin 125s (just ask Trevor Bayne about how unpredictable Daytona can be!), and that might leave the door open for Logano to sneak into the winner’s circle with a great showing on Thursday.
Kyle Busch (4 to 1 Odds To Win Gatorade Twin 125s at 5Dimes): We’re still backing the favorite to win this version of the Twin 125s, though. Busch is going to want to come out and make a statement right away to the rest of the field that he is back and is going to be a force not just in the 500, but for this whole season. Busch has the skills to be one of the best drivers on the tour, and he is right in the prime of his career. Last year’s suspension is behind him, and Busch and his #18 M&M’s machine is sure to be right there at the end of the last race on Thursday afternoon.