Just like the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Xfinity Series will have some changes for this season. They will be on display during the first race of the year on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway in the PowerShares QQQ 300.
The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Season kicks off on Sunday at iconic Daytona International Speedway with the annual Daytona 500. It’s going to take some time to get used to the new name and also the rule and scoring changes that will be instituted for this season, but it’ll be great to have racing back and it’s always nice to start with one of the best events.
NASCAR returns on Saturday night with a new top sponsor, a few new drivers and some new rules. The top series will be sponsored by Monster Energy so when people talk about the championship it will be referred to as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the “Chase” has been renamed “Playoffs.” The first race is the season opening non-points race at Daytona, the Clash. It does have a new sponsor so it is being called the Advance Auto Parts Clash and it can be seen on FS1. Let’s look at this race, the odds and NASCAR predictions.
Lewis Hamilton is favored to win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday but unless teammate Nico Rosberg finishes outside the top three it will be Rosberg who takes the F1 Championship. Heading into this final race of the F1 season that can be seen on NBCSN, Rosberg leads Hamilton by 12 points in the standings. Hamilton would need to win this race and then have Rosberg finish off the podium to win the championship. Let's look at Sunday's race and F1 predictions.
After 36 races and 61 different drivers, it comes down to the final four in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400. The other drivers in the field have a chance to win the race, but only four drivers have the opportunity to lay claim to the Sprint Cup for the 2016 season.
The Xfinity Series will come to a close on Saturday with the Ford EcoBoost 300. This is the 33rd and final race of the Xfinity Series season, which featured the Xfinity Series Chase for the first time and the development of some drivers that will step up in class full-time next season.
Lewis Hamilton is the odds-on favorite to win the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday on NBC. Hamilton needs a win just to keep his faint title hopes alive as he trails teammate Nico Rosberg by 19 points in the standings with just two races remaining. Rosberg can clinch the championship with a win but it may not be easy as there is an 80% chance of rain which could make the race very unpredictable. Let’s look at the race and F1 picks.
From a betting standpoint, this is one of the most unique NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events we’ve ever seen because the favorite is coming in at prices that we only see when Kyle Busch races Xfinity Series events or with Formula One races.
For the first time since October 15, there’s a NASCAR Xfinity Series race this week. In the first year of the Xfinity Series Chase, schedule makers needed to hold back a little bit in order to line up with the championship weekend at Homestead-Miami in two weeks.
Only three races are left on the NASCAR schedule for 2016 and they are all of great importance. This week, the drivers head down to Texas Motor Speedway for the AAA Texas 500, the second race in the Round of 8 for the Sprint Cup Championship.