This Sunday sees NASCAR head to Watkin’s Glen for the Cheez-It 355, and we can only hope that this race serves up as much online betting drama as it did last year. Eventual winner AJ Allmendinger came into the race needing a win to get into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Marcos Ambrose was in the same situation, and both driver’s went back and forth before Allmedinger took the checkered flag. Ambrose won’t be involved this year, but Allmendinger finds himself in the exact same position as he was this time last year.
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What: Cheez-It 355 at The Glen
When: Sunday, August 9th, 2015
Where: Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York
Track: 90-lap, 220.5-mile (354.9 km)
Last Winner: A. J. Allmendinger
There is going to be a lot of stiff competition for Allmendinger on Sunday, with Kyle Busch looking like the man to beat. He went into last week’s race at Pocono having won three in a row, and he would have made it for had he not run out of gas on the final lap. Busch has won at this track before, so it wouldn’t be a major surprise to see him do it again.
Jeff Gordon has never been the most popular driver among NASCAR fans, but he has a lot of people pulling for him in his final season. This race will be the 23rd time that Gordon has raced at the Watkin’s Glen circuit, which will set a new record. He really needs a win or another top 3 finish if he is to make it into the Chase one last time.
Tony Stewart has had a season to forget, and Sunday will be a bit of a strange one for him, as it will mark the 1-year anniversary of his tragic collision with Kevin Ward Jr. A win at The Glen would certainly help make that date a more memorable one. There are only 4 tracks on the NASCAR circuit that Jimmie Johnson hasn’t won at, and Watkin’s Glen just happens to be one of them. If he is able to break his duck there, he will rack up his 75th career win.
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There are a host of other guys who will have a real shot at winning this race on Sunday, but you can bet that all eyes are going to be on Tony Stewart. While there are some fans that thought he got off a little lightly last year, the majority are still very much in his corner. Winning here would be a way for him to turn the page from that horrific event. He has not been great this year, but with 5 career wins at Watkin’s Glen, he has proven that this is a track he loves. Stewart might very well prove to be a very nice longshot pick.