- Go Bowling at The Glen will take place on Sunday, August 4th, at 8:00 PM ET
- The race will take place at Watkins Glen International
- Chase Elliott is the defending champ after winning here in August 2018
As we shift gears to August, the NASCAR series heads to Watkins Glen International for the 2019 Go Bowling at The Glen. The race will take place on Sunday, August 4th, at 8:00 PM ET. Chase Elliott is the defending champ, but Denny Hamlin won last week’s race. Who is the best bet to win this tricky road race?
Odds to Win 2019 Go Bowling At The Glen
|Driver||Go Bowling At The Glenn Odds|
|Martin Truex Jr.||+350|
*Odds taken 07/31/19
Trusting Truex Jr.
Truex has improved on his previous result in each of the last four weeks, including a third-place finish last weekend at Pocono. Considering his overall performance this season, along with his recent history at this track, there is a very good chance that trend continues at the Glen.
Truex won this event in 2017 and then was the runner-up in last year’s race. Nobody else has a better average finish in that time frame. He also has Top 10 finishes in six of his last eight trips to this track, so that gives us a good history to work with. He looks like he is primed to contend this week.
Logano Has Good History At Watkins Glen
Logano is another previous winner of this event, which he won back in 2015. In fact, Logano has placed in the Top 10 in 10 of his last 14 starts at this track, with an additional three victories here in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Drilling down further, he has placed seventh of better in five of his last eight appearances here.
After finishing outside of the Top 10 for the second time in four races last week, Logano should be in a mood to rebound. In six of the seven times he’s placed out of the Top 10, he’s bounced back with a Top 10 the following week. He’s worth a look for Top 10 props.
Larson For A Top 10?
If you are looking for a decent value pick to take a chance on this week, then Larson might be the driver that you want to do that with. The driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet is coming off an impressive fifth-place finish at Pocono.
Now he gets the opportunity to build on that result at an event that he finished fifth in a year ago. That was his second Top 6 result here in five tries, although the other three finishes were 12th or worse.
Larson has had some fast backup cars recently. If he can get through this start without any major errors, then he could contend. He’s worth a look for a Top 10 prop.
Hamlin Is Hot…But Won’t Win Back-To-Back
Hamlin has been on fire of late with three consecutive Top 5 results heading into this weekend’s race. He’s also averaged a sixth-place finish in his last three races at Watkins Glen International
He did win this race back in August of 2016 but when you look at his other results here, it’s not very encouraging. From 2010 to 2015, he never placed better than 10th, averaging a 26.7 finish. I’ll pass on him for this week’s race.