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CRC Brakleen 150: Defending Race Winner John Hunter Nemechek Is Favored to Win Again

Written by: Reid Spencer
Updated October 14, 2022
8 min read
  • Defending race winner John Hunter Nemechek is favored to win again
  • Ty Majeski sports the longest odds among former ARCA winners at Pocono.
  • Part-timer Corey Heim has another chance to impress in his KBM Toyota

CRC Brakleen 150 Betting Odds

Odds taken from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Driver Odds DraftKings
John Hunter Nemechek +450
Zane Smith +500
Ryan Preece +550
Corey Heim +600
Austin Hill +600
Chandler Smith +800
Carson Hocevar +1000
Christian Eckes +1200
Ty Majeski +1500
Stewart Friesen +1500
Ben Rhodes +2500
Grant Enfinger +3000

CRC Brakleen 150 Picks

John Hunter Nemechek to win the race at +450

Ty Majeski to finish in the top three at +400

Ben Rhodes to finish in the top three at +700 and top five at +300

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Crc Brakleen 150 John Hunter Hemechek

CRC Brakleen 150 Predictions

John Hunter Nemechek Looks to Be a Repeat Winner at Pocono

John Hunter Nemechek led just 12 of 60 laps in last year’s NASCAR Truck Series event at Pocono Raceway, but he showed speed when it counted.

On Lap 55, he passed team owner Kyle Busch to grab the victory at the 2.5-mile tricky triangle. Nemechek also picked up a Playoff point by winning the race’s second stage.

Though Nemechek has but one win to his credit this season, he’s also fighting for his second straight regular-season championship, and his slim hopes to achieve that goal depend on winning the race, provided series leader Zane Smith experiences an absolute disaster.

Though we think the regular-season championship is realistically out of reach for Nemechek, we like him to regain his form at Pocono and go back-to-back there. The +450 price via DraftKings Sportsbook isn’t unreasonable.

After all, he’s the only former winner of a Truck race at Pocono in the field for Saturday’s event.

Among Former ARCA Winners at Pocono, Ty Majeski Sports the Best Odds

Though John Hunter Nemechek is the only driver in the field who has won a Truck Series event at Pocono Raceway, there are four others who have experienced victory in an ARCA Menards Series races at the Tricky Triangle.

Zane Smith, Ty Majeski, Christian Eckes and Corey Heim all are former winners of ARCA features at the 2.5-mile facility.

Of those, Majeski is listed at the most favorable price (+1500 to win). Majeski has shown strength throughout the year, and we think a top-three finish in Saturday’s CRC Brakleen 150 is a reasonable proposition at +400.

Part-Timer Corey Heim Has Another Chance to Prove Himself

Twenty-year-old Corey Heim has been the pleasant surprise of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Driving the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota in eight of the 16 races so far this season, Heim already has two victories to his credit. In addition, he has started from the top six (including two poles) in seven of his eight races.

As noted above, Heim also has an ARCA victory at the Tricky Triangle, but oddsmakers have caught on to his talent and have listed him at +600 to win.

We prefer to place our action on defending series champion Ben Rhodes, who has fallen in the estimation of handicappers. We like Rhodes to finish in the top three at +700 and top five at +300.

How to Watch CRC Brakleen 150

Race CRC Brakleen 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race
Location Pocono Raceway (Long Pond, Pa.)
Time Saturday, July 23, 12 noon ET
How to Watch FS1
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Award-winning motorsports writer Reid Spencer has served as lead writer for the NASCAR Wire Service for 16 years, having also spent a four-year stint as NASCAR columnist and beat writer for Sporting News. He is currently serving as president of the National Motorsports Press Association. Email: [email protected]

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