Everything comes down to Sunday, since the 2018 NASCAR Championship will be decided at Homestead-Miami Speedway at 3 p.m. ET for Its Ford EcoBoost 400.
Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano are the racers who make up this season’s NASCAR Championship 4. Harvick and Busch are 11-4 co-favorites in the latest 2018 NASCAR in Miami chances, followed by Truex (6-1) and Logano (10-1). Harvick, Busch and Truex have each won titles recently, while Logano is in the forefront for the next time. Together with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup on the line, and other drivers in the field playing for pride, you’ll want to check out exactly what former Vegas bookmaker and NASCAR handicapper Micah Roberts must say before bending in your 2018 NASCAR in Miami picks.
Roberts nailed the NASCAR Playoffs race in Martinsville three weeks ago, calling for Logano to take the checkered flag in Martinsville despite being a 12-1 underdog. Logano bumped Truex Jr. from the way on the last lap for the huge victory.
Roberts also picked the winners of two races of this 2018 NASCAR Playoffs, calling for Brad Keselowski to win Vegas at 12-1 odds and also for Busch to secure his seventh win of the season, he did in Richmond after beginning from the 11th place. Roberts also chose Truex Jr. five weeks back at Charlotte, who had been in line to win before Jimmie Johnson wiped him out on the final lap.
In the 2017 playoffs, Roberts chose nine of 10 winners. That was no fluke: In 2016, he advised readers to back Hamlin at 15-1 at the Daytona 500. The result: Hamlin edged Truex for the checkered flag. Roberts also pinpointed Hamlin in 40-1 to win at Watkins Glen after that year.
Now, he’s analyzed the 2018 NASCAR Cup championship field from every possible angle and then locked in his Ford EcoBoost 400 picks. You can see his entire projected leaderboard just at SportsLine.
We can tell you he isn’t going with Truex, who won this race a year ago, to triumph in Miami. In reality, Roberts states Truex is closed out of the top four. Truex has not won since July and has failed to finish better than third since the beginning of August. He’s captured four checkered flags this season, however, Roberts says the are far better worth on the NASCAR in Miami chances board.
Instead, among the 2018 Ford EcoBoost 400 selections he likes to finish near the front: Brad Keselowski, a 15-1 darkhorse who has been a front-runner on 1.5-mile paths in the past.
“He’s led at least 26 laps in his final four starts on 1.5-mile tracks using a third-place ending at Kentucky, a win at Las Vegas, a sixth-place jog at Kansas, and a 12th-place at Texas,” Roberts told SportsLine. “He was at Homestead last season and his best was third, twice.”
For the win, Roberts is going with a driver he has been eyeing all season long to win the Ford EcoBoost 400. His also offers a non-championship contender finishing in the top four, and anyone who backs them could strike it big.