After another win for Martin Truex Jr. at an intermediate track, NASCAR heads from Chicagoland to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for Sunday’s ISM Connect 300.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway may be nicknamed “Martinsville on steroids”, but teams will research data from similar tracks of Phoenix and Richmond for car setups, and you should do the same for fantasy and handicapping purposes.
Denny Hamlin is one of the hottest drivers in the Cup Series, having five top-five finishes over the past six races. With a win at New Hampshire under his belt already this season, it’s not surprise he is one of the race favorites alongside Truex and pole-sitter Kyle Busch.
Our pick to win Sunday is Kevin Harvick. In 33 career Cup Series starts at the Magic Mile, Harvick has zero DNFs and a top-five result in five of his last six starts at The Magic Mile. His 10.9 average running position at New Hampshire ranks third among active drivers.
What are the Las Vegas odds for the NASCAR race at New Hampshire?
Here are the race odds according to Westgate Sportsbook:
Who are the sleepers to win the NASCAR race at New Hampshire?
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. already has two wins to his name this season but they were both at restrictor-plate tracks. He is still a 100/1 long shot who finished fourth at both Phoenix and Richmond earlier this season and a 17th at Loudon.
Ryan Blaney opened at a 80/1 long shot but is starting fourth Sunday. He’s never has success at New Hampshire but does have potential to win thanks to success at a similar layout of Phoenix.
Which drivers are best for fantasy NASCAR in New Hampshire?
Joey Logano led 82 laps at Phoenix earlier this season and had an encumbered win at Richmond. He missed the playoffs but will be racing hard at his hometown track. Logano has two wins, six top fives and eight top 10s in 18 career starts at New Hampshire. Logano is starting at the rear of the field Sunday, making him a must-own in fantasy.
Daniel Suarez has finishes of sixth and seventh at New Hampshire and Phoenix earlier this season and a part of the hottest team in NASCAR in Joe Gibbs Racing. Suarez started 27th at Phoenix en route to seventh. He’ll start 25th Sunday with plenty of work to do.
Michael McDowell , Danica Patrick and Ty Dillon are drivers worth adding to your lineup to save salary. Patrick is tough to trust because of her tendencies to wreck but she has finished a respectable 18th, 14th and 13th at the last three New Hampshire races.