As a Vegas bookmaker, Micah Roberts was the first to offer expanded NASCAR betting. Now he hands out NASCAR winners to his followers.
Roberts was all over Kyle Busch two weeks ago at Pocono, pointing to not only his 26 career starts at the track but his motivation to win after a late bump from Kevin Harvick the week before. Busch rallied from the 28th position for the checkered flag.
It was just the latest in a series of winning plays by the NASCAR betting expert.
Roberts called Harvick's win at Kansas Speedway this season, and at Bristol Motor Speedway he said Busch "owns this track" and would win there for the seventh time. The result: Busch came from behind and crossed the finish line ahead of Kyle Larson.
Earlier at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Roberts told SportsLine readers to jump on Harvick, who had the same 9-2 odds as Martin Truex Jr. and Larson. Harvick dominated. Roberts then was all over Harvick at Las Vegas as Harvick delivered another lopsided win. Roberts also was very high on Clint Bowyer in the STP 500 -- and Bowyer promptly snapped his 190-race winless streak there.
Roberts' uncanny picks come as no surprise. In the 2017 NASCAR playoffs, Roberts picked nine of the 10 winners. In 2016, he backed Denny Hamlin (15-1) at the Daytona 500 and took him again at 40-1 at Watkins Glen later that year: Two more victories with epic payouts.
Now Roberts has analyzed Sunday's Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET) and released his top 20 finishers in order. We can tell you he's not picking Ryan Blaney, one of the top Vegas favorites at 10-1. In fact, Roberts says he barely cracks the top 20.
Instead, Roberts is backing an epic longshot, expecting a top-two finish for a darkhorse that could pay out huge for anyone who backs him. He also has a driver with triple-digit odds finishing in his top 10.
Who wins the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan? And what huge longshot shocks the NASCAR world? Join SportsLine here to see Micah Roberts' full leaderboard for the Consumers Energy 400, and see which racer he says will earn the checkered flag, all from the nation's premier NASCAR betting expert!