The Coca-Cola 600 will get underway at 6 p.m. 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 this year.
Nick Giffen utilizes his statistical model to handicap the four greatest futures values from the race.
For the second consecutive weekend, the Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be racing in Charlotte Motor Speedwday (6:00 p.m. ET, FOX). However, this time rather than an All-Star shootout, motorists ‘ are in for a grueling 600 miles from the Cup Series’ longest race of this year.
Charlotte is a 1.5-mile oval with a comparatively old surface which was repaved back in 2006. We saw from the All-Star race which tires did make a difference and track position was also extremely significant, therefore this race should provide a good mix of multiple 1.5-mile tracks.
The most recent 1.5-mile points-paying race was also a night race in Kansas Speedwday. In that race, the top five in average green-flag speed all showed up at the top nine at 15-lap rate in Happy Hour, despite the race being during the nighttime and final practice throughout the day.
We have a similar situation at Charlotte this weekend, so I’ll certainly rely on long-run speed in addition to 1.5-mile performance this year and past Charlotte oval performance when handicapping the race.
Armed with these data points, let us get right into my four favorite bets to win tonight’s race, also bonus top-five and top-10 props.
A fast primer on the chances under: A $100 bet at +375 chances would gain $375, while a $200 bet at -200 chances would cover $100.
Kevin Harvick +600 to Acquire
Kyle Busch is your favorite as a result of his exceptional speed in Happy Hour and three wins to Harvick’s zero wins this season. However, it might be claimed that Harvick ought to be a co-favorite despite completing only 13th on the 10-lap board in closing practice.
That is because in opening practice, he was much better relative to the rest of the area over 10 consecutive laps. His fifth-place time throughout the warmer temperatures is encouraging. In fact, Harvick’s Crew Chief Rodney Childers said the cars are really sensitive to track changes, which they were really good in opening practice throughout the warmer temperatures.
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