It all comes down to Sunday, since the 2018 NASCAR Championship will be Determined at Homestead-Miami Speedway at 3 p.m. ET for the Ford EcoBoost 400.
Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano will be the racers who make up this year’s NASCAR Championship 4. Harvick and Busch are 11-4 co-favorites in the latest 2018 NASCAR in Miami odds, followed by Truex (6-1) and Logano (10-1). Harvick, Busch and Truex have each won titles recently, although Logano is in the forefront for the third time. With the 2018 Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup on the line, along with other motorists in the field playing for pride, you’ll want to check out what former Vegas bookmaker and NASCAR handicapper Micah Roberts has to say before bending in your own 2018 NASCAR in Miami picks.
Roberts pinpointed the NASCAR Playoffs race at Martinsville three weeks before, calling for Logano to take the checkered flag at Martinsville despite being a 12-1 underdog. Logano bumped Truex Jr. out of the way on the last lap for the huge victory.
Roberts also chose the winners of first two races of this 2018 NASCAR Playoffs, calling for Brad Keselowski to succeed at Vegas at 12-1 odds and for Busch to secure his seventh win of the year, he did in Richmond after beginning from the 11th spot. Roberts also chose Truex Jr. five weeks ago at Charlotte, that was in line to triumph prior to Jimmie Johnson wiped him out on the final lap.
In the 2017 playoffs, Roberts picked nine of 10 winners. There was no fluke: In 2016, he advised readers to rear Hamlin at 15-1 at the Daytona 500. The end 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 examined the 2018 NASCAR Cup championship area from every possible angle and then locked in his Ford EcoBoost 400 picks. You can view his whole projected leaderboard just at SportsLine.
We could tell you he isn’t going with Truex, who won this race a year ago, to triumph in Miami. In fact, Roberts says Truex is shut 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 has captured four checkered flags this year, however, Roberts says that the are far better worth on the NASCAR at Miami chances board.
Rather, among those 2018 Ford EcoBoost 400 picks he enjoys to finish close to the front: Brad Keselowski, a 15-1 darkhorse who has been a front-runner on 1.5-mile paths previously.
«He’s directed at least 26 laps at his final four starts on 1.5-mile tracks using a third-place finish at Kentucky, a triumph at Las Vegas, a sixth-place jog at Kansas, and a 12th-place in Texas,» Roberts told SportsLine. «He was seventh at Homestead last year and his best was twice.»
For the triumph, Roberts is moving with a motorist he’s been eyeing all season long to acquire the Ford EcoBoost 400. His also offers a non-championship contender finishing in the top four, and anybody who backs them can strike it big.
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