The Coca-Cola 600 will get underway at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday on FOX, with Kyle Busch as the clear favorite (+250 gambling odds).
Kevin Harvick (+600) and Martin Truex Jr. (+600) aren’t too far behind in what will be the longest race of this year.
Nick Giffen utilizes his statistical model to handicap that the four greatest futures betting values in the race.
For the second successive 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 oval having a relatively old surface that has been repaved back in 2006. We saw from the All-Star race which tires failed to make a difference and track position was also extremely significant, therefore this race ought to 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 at average green-flag rate all showed up at the top nine in 15-lap rate in Happy Hour, regardless of the race being during the nighttime and final practice throughout the day.
We’ve got a similar scenario at Charlotte this weekend, so I’ll certainly rely on long-run speed along with 1.5-mile performance this season and past Charlotte oval functionality when handicapping the race.
Armed with these data points, let’s get right to my four favorite bets to win tonight’s race, also bonus top-five and top-10 props.
A quick primer about the odds below: A $100 wager at +375 chances would gain $375, while a $200 wager at -200 odds would cover $100.
Kevin Harvick +600 to Acquire
Kyle Busch is your preferred thanks to his exceptional speed in Happy Hour and three wins to Harvick’s zero wins this year. However, it might be argued that Harvick ought to be a co-favorite despite finishing only 13th on the 10-lap plank in final practice.
That is because in opening practice, he had been much better relative to the rest of the field over 10 consecutive laps. His fifth-place time during the cooler temperatures is encouraging. In fact, Harvick’s Crew Chief Rodney Childers stated the cars are really sensitive to track changes, and that they were really great in opening practice during the warmer temperatures.
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