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’s going to be the longest race of the year.
Nick Giffen uses his statistical model to disability the four best futures betting values in the race.
For the second successive weekend, the Monster 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, drivers are in for a grueling 600 miles in the Cup Series’ longest race of this year.
Charlotte is a 1.5-mile oval having a relatively 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, therefore this race should provide a good mix of numerous 1.5-mile tracks.
The most recent 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 at the top nine at 15-lap rate in Happy Hour, regardless of the race being during the night and final practice throughout the day.
We have a similar situation at Charlotte this weekend, so I’ll surely rely on long-run speed along with 1.5-mile performance this season and past Charlotte oval functionality when handicapping the race.
Equipped 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 about the chances below: A $100 bet at +375 odds would gain $375, while a $200 wager at -200 chances would pay out $100.
Kevin Harvick +600 to Win
Kyle Busch is your preferred as a result of his exceptional speed in Happy Hour and three wins to Harvick’s zero wins this year. But, it might be argued that Harvick ought to be a co-favorite despite finishing only 13th on the 10-lap plank in closing practice.
That is because in opening practice, he was considerably better relative to the rest of the field over 10 consecutive laps. His fifth-place time throughout the cooler temperatures is reassuring. In fact, Harvick’s Crew Chief Rodney Childers stated the cars are extremely sensitive to track changes, and that they were really good in opening clinic throughout the warmer temperatures.
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