Betting Tips, Picks and Odds for the NASCAR Coca Cola 600

Coca Cola 600 Picks and Tips

We have a perfect record in NASCAR this year winning both plays this year, winning the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 with Jimmie Johnson at +750 and winning the Go Bowling 500 with Martin Truex Jr at +605.

Last week, NASCAR had the All-Star race so we didn’t have any plays but we are back this week looking to cash in on another big winner! We will look to continue our winning ways this week with the Coca Cola 600.

The Coca Cola 600 comes to us from Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race is Sunday night at 6:00 PM ET and can be seen on Fox.

This race debuted back in 1959. It is the longest race in the season for the drivers of Nascar and a popular race that lasts at least 4 hours. The race is 400 laps around the 1.5 mile track or 600 miles. This is the fifth track this year that is a mile and a half.

The cool part about the Coca-Cola 600 is that the race starts in the daylight and ends under the lights. That makes for an interesting situation for day vs. night tires.

The stage differences for this race are fairly simple. Stage I ends on lap 100, stage II ends on lap 200, stage III ends on lap 300 and the final stage will end on lap 400.

Martin Truex Jr +450 is an intermediate track monster this year, winning at Las Vegas and again last week in Kansas. Truex ruled Charlotte last year, winning the race and leading 392 of 400 laps at last year’s Coca-Cola 600, which set a new track record. He has finished in the top 10 in 4 of the last 5 events this year. The only thing that scares me about Truex is the fact that he has never won back to back races in his career. Truex had the 11th fastest lap in practice at 191.530 mph.

Jimmie Johnson +600 loves driving at Charlotte! He has raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway 31 times, finishing in the top 5-15 times and finishing in the top 10-19 times. He has won here 4 times and the only driver to win more than Johnson at Charlotte is Darrell Waltrip. With a win here this week, Johnson will tie Waltrip with 5 wins and share the lead with the most wins ever at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Johnson had the second fastest practice lap on Thursday at 192.472 miles per hour.

Another driver that I like this week is Trevor Bayne. Bayne is quietly having one of the best years of his career. In all of the 1.5 mile tracks this year, he has finished inside the top 15.

It is worth noting that although I’m not a fan of Joey Logano this week, he has the best average finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway, finishing an average 11.2.