The Coca-Cola 600 will get underway in 6 pm ET on Sunday on FOX, with Kyle Busch as the clear favorite (+250 betting odds).
Kevin Harvick (+600) and Martin Truex Jr. (+600) are not too far behind in what’s going to be the greatest race of the year.
Nick Giffen uses his statistical model to handicap the four greatest futures betting values in the race.
For the second consecutive weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be racing at Charlotte Motor Speedwday (6:00 p.m. ET, FOX). But this time instead of an All-Star shootout, motorists ‘ are in for a grueling 600 miles in the Cup Series’ longest race of the year.
Charlotte is a 1.5-mile oblong having a comparatively old surface that was repaved back in 2006. We saw from the All-Star race which tires failed to make a difference and track position was also extremely important, so this race should provide a great blend of numerous 1.5-mile tracks.
The latest 1.5-mile points-paying race was also a night race at Kansas Speedwday. In that race, the top five at average green-flag rate all showed up in the top nine in 15-lap speed in Happy Hour, despite the race being during the night and final practice during the day.
We have a similar scenario at Charlotte this weekend, so I’ll certainly rely on long-haul pace in addition to 1.5-mile performance this year and beyond Charlotte oval performance when handicapping the race.
Equipped with these data points, let us get right to my four favorite bets to win tonight’s race, also bonus top-five and top-10 props.
A fast primer on the odds below: A $100 wager at +375 chances would gain $375, while a $200 bet at -200 odds would cover $100.
Kevin Harvick +600 to Acquire
Kyle Busch is the preferred as a result of his exceptional speed in Happy Hour and three wins to Harvick’s zero wins this season. However, it could be argued that Harvick should be a co-favorite despite completing only 13th on the 10-lap board in closing practice.
That is because in opening training, he had been much better relative to the rest of the area over 10 consecutive laps. His fifth-place time throughout the warmer temperatures is encouraging. Actually, Harvick’s Crew Chief Rodney Childers said the cars are really sensitive to track changes, which they were really great in opening clinic throughout the warmer temperatures.