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 that the four best futures betting values from 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 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 with a comparatively old surface that was repaved back in 2006. We saw from the All-Star race which tires did make a difference and that track position was also extremely significant, therefore this race ought to provide a great blend of multiple 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 typical green-flag rate all showed up in the top nine at 15-lap rate in Happy Hour, despite the race being at nighttime and last practice throughout the day.
We have a similar situation at Charlotte this weekend, so I’ll surely rely on long-haul pace along with 1.5-mile performance this year and past Charlotte oval performance when handicapping the race.
Armed with these data points, let’s get right to my four favorite bets to win tonight’s race, plus bonus top-five and top-10 props.
A quick primer about the chances under: A $100 bet at +375 odds would profit $375, while a $200 wager at -200 chances would cover $100.
Kevin Harvick +600 to Win
Kyle Busch is the favorite as a result of his exceptional speed in Happy Hour and three wins to Harvick’s zero wins this year. However, it could be argued that Harvick ought to be a co-favorite despite completing only 13th on the 10-lap plank in final 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 during the warmer temperatures is reassuring. Actually, Harvick’s Crew Chief Rodney Childers said the cars are extremely sensitive to track changes, and that they were really good in opening practice during the cooler temperatures.
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