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Full Watkins Glen beginning lineup, betting odds

The formula set the starting lineup for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. Who are the betting favorites to win the Go Bowling at The Glen?

The NASCAR Cup Series is set for the penultimate road course race and the 23rd of 26 overall races on the 2021 regular season schedule this Sunday following two weekends off for the Summer Olympics.

The starting lineup for Sunday’s 90-lap Go Bowling at The Glen, the fifth of seven road course races on the entire 36-race schedule, was set by the lineup formula that has set the starting lineup for most races going all the way back to last August.

Qualifying is set to return for next weekend’s inaugural race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and then again for the season finale at Phoenix Raceway in early November.

Where is the Go Bowling at The Glen?

After being wiped off the calendar last season as a result of COVID-19-related restrictions in the state of New York, the Go Bowling at The Glen is back at Watkins Glen International, an eight-turn, 2.454-mile (3.949-kilometer) road course in Watkins Glen, New York.

The track hosted its first Cup Series race in 1957, and it had hosted one Cup Series race per season for 34 consecutive years prior to last year. This Sunday’s race at the track is set to be the 38th.

Watkins Glen broadcast information

Tune in to NBC Sports Network at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 8 for the live broadcast of the Go Bowling at The Glen from Watkins Glen International.

Who is on the pole at Watkins Glen?

Based on NASCAR’s starting lineup formula, Team Penske, Brad Keselowski is set to to lead the field to the green flag behind the wheel of his #2 Ford in his first start following the announcement that he is set to move to Roush Fenway Racing as not only a driver but a team co-owner next season.

It is slated to be Team Penske 1-2-3 start, with Joey Logano starting alongside Keselowski on the front row in second place behind the wheel of his #22 Ford and Ryan Blaney starting in third behind the wheel of his #12 Ford. Hendrick Motorsports’ Kyle Larson is set to join Blaney on the second row in fourth behind the wheel of his #5 Chevrolet.

Here is the full starting lineup for the 2021 Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International.

Starting Lineup
1st – Brad Keselowski
2nd – Joey Logano
3rd – Ryan Blaney
4th – Kyle Larson
5th – Kevin Harvick
6th – Denny Hamlin
7th – Christopher Bell
8th – Aric Almirola
9th – Martin Truex Jr.
10th – Alex Bowman
11th – Chase Elliott
12th – Ross Chastain
13th – Tyler Reddick
14th – Matt DiBenedetto
15th – William Byron
16th – Austin Dillon
17th – Kurt Busch
18th – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
19th – Cole Custer
20th – Kyle Busch
21st – Daniel Suarez
22nd – Erik Jones
23rd – Ryan Preece
24th – Chris Buescher
25th – Michael McDowell
26th – Bubba Wallace
27th – Chase Briscoe
28th – Ryan Newman
29th – Corey LaJoie
30th – Justin Haley
31st – Anthony Alfredo
32nd – Garrett Smithley
33rd – Kyle Tilley
34th – Josh Bilicki
35th – Quin Houff
36th – James Davison
37th – RC Enerson

Betting odds for Watkins Glen

Here’s a quick list of the top 10 favorites.

  • Chase Elliott: +160
  • Kyle Larson: +425
  • Martin Truex Jr.: +550
  • Kyle Busch: +650
  • Denny Hamlin: +900
  • Joey Logano: +1100
  • Christopher Bell: +1400
  • William Byron: +1500
  • Kurt Busch: +1700
  • Ryan Blaney: +1750

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Watkins Glen betting prediction

Chase Elliott is the clear favorite to win at Watkins Glen International for obvious reasons. He is listed at +160, which is about as heavy of a favorite as you’ll find for any Cup Series race.

He secured his first career Cup Series win at the track in August 2018 and won there again in August 2019. He now has seven career road course race victories, all in his most recent 11 starts, and he has vaulted his way into the top three in all-time road course wins — at the age of only 25.

While he won’t be starting inside the top 10, he has proven that he can win road course races from the back, doing so twice at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, once after a wreck, and doing so at Road America last month. You’re better off not betting against him.

However, if you’re looking for good value picks, take a look at Christopher Bell (+1400), Chase Briscoe (+3000), Tyler Reddick (+3000), and Ross Chastain (+3000).

Bell won the season’s first road course race at the Daytona International Speedway road course, and he ran second to Elliott at Road America. He is emerging as a legitimate contender to win at tracks with both left and right turns.

As for the other three, they are all still seeking their first career victories. They may need to find them to get into the playoffs, and all have performed well on the road courses, with only a combined two finishes outside of the top nine among them in the last three road course events.

Brad Keselowksi’s odds are also considerably low at +2000. Let’s not forget, he is the race polesitter, yet he isn’t listed inside the top 10.

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