NASCAR Geico 500 at Talladega: Preston’s Best Bets

Hello racing fans and welcome to Talladega! NASCAR Cup Series moves to Talladega, Alabama for a weekend of fun. This week I have you covered with two all-star studded wagers to place!

Starting with Ryan Blaney in the #12 Team Penske Ford who won here at Talladega last season. Also leading ten laps before wrecking the second time around at Talladega last season. Starting in seventh place will give Blaney a great shot at getting clean air early on in order to distance himself from the rest of the pack.

Blaney has been quietly good this season. However, that doesn’t shy me away from his recent track performances here. Blaney bolsters one win, two top five and two top ten finishes this season. With a familiar track, powerful set-up, great crew chief in Todd Gordon and two teammates that can potentially help him stay up front for much of the race. I am backing Blaney and his team’s strategy today.

Preston’s Best Bet: Ryan Blaney Top 10 Finish (-145).

Moving to an area I haven’t touched on in some time is a driver head to head wager we may sink our teeth into. Austin Dillon (-112) goes head to head on Fanduel Sportsbook against Christopher Bell (-112).

Last season Dillon wrecked his first time out at Talladega. Christopher Bell started in thirty-fifth place and finished in twenty-ninth place. The second time around Dillon had a sharper performance starting twelfth and finishing in twelfth place. Christopher Bell wrecked on the first lap.

Austin Dillon hasn’t been phenomenal at Talladega in his career but Christopher Bell hasn’t raced here much at all. However, Dillon has plenty of experience at Talladega. Dillon rides in with the equipment edge as well; giving him a great chance to out perform expectations today. Dillon has been downed by the media leading up to this race. Dillon spoke about controlling his destiny and Talladega being the place to do it. I love an underdog but what’s even better; this spot is a true pick em’.

Preston’s Best Bet: Austin Dillon H2H OVER Christopher Bell (-112).

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