Ladies and gentlemen, the Truck Series now heads to Pocono Raceway for the CRC Brakleen 150 as we preview our NASCAR Truck Bets and DFS Picks. Both practice and qualifying sessions were postponed due to rain on Friday. As a result, the grid will be set based off points.
With this being the final race of the regular season for the Truck Series, the pressure is on for teams on the outside looking in! As we look at the points standings, the only realistic driver to point his way in this weekend is #19 Derek Kraus. Kraus is currently -19 points behind #88 Matt Crafton for the final playoff spot.
Expect the unexpected this Saturday, as many teams will be testing various strategies in order to get their driver up front and in a position to win. I can’t wait to see how everything plays out, and I am really pumped about the Best Bets and DFS below!
NASCAR Truck Bets: CRC Brakleen 150 At Pocono
#17 Ryan Preece -125 vs. Corey Heim -105 (DraftKings Sportsbook)
The last time we saw Ryan Preece in the Truck Series, it was a dominating performance at Nashville as he scored his first win of the season. In the six races this year where he has driven the #17 truck, Preece has one win, three Top 5’s, and six Top 10’s. Each and every week he has gotten the most out of his truck, and this week will be no different. With practice/qualifying rained out, I believe this favors the #17 team and the experience of Ryan Preece. At -125 on DK, I’m all over this H2H.
#4 John Hunter Nemechek +105 vs. Zane Smith -135 (DraftKings Sportsbook)
Last years winner of this event, JHN comes into this H2H as the underdog. I believe there’s value for us to grab him at plus money in this matchup. Look, Zane has been nothing but phenomenal these past few weeks. However, veteran drivers that run KBM equipment have done exceptionally well here in recent history. I know clean air is “king”, and with Zane starting 1st, he should have that. But don’t sleep on the #4 team which has a 6.7 avg starting position YTD. Give me the plus money as I’m all over +105 with JHN in this H2H matchup. (Parlay both H2H’s at +269 as well!)
Watch The Latest Garage Guys NASCAR Race Preview On YouTube
NASCAR Trucks DFS Picks for DraftKings: CRC Brakleen 150 at Pocono:
#16 Tyler Ankrum – ($8.5K)
One of the best drivers at Pocono in his career has been Tyler Ankrum. In three career starts he has an avg. finish of 5th. With the playoffs on the line, I anticipate a driver like Ankrum to contend with come end of day Saturday. He could be a HUGE reason why so many will be successful in DFS. At $8.5k, I will definitely be adding Ankrum to any and all lineup constructions.
#19 Derek Kraus – ($8.2K)
The one driver I will be keeping a close eye on this Saturday is Derek Kraus. In his career at Pocono, Kraus has an average finish of 10th. With him currently -19 points out of advancing to the playoffs, it will more than likely be a win and your win situation for DK and the #19 team. At $8.2k, I will gladly add him to each lineup, and I firmly believe he’ll be one to contend with at Pocono.