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 longest race of this year.
Nick Giffen utilizes his statistical model to disability that the four greatest futures values in the race.
For the second consecutive weekend, the Dragon 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, motorists are in for a grueling 600 miles in the Cup Series’ longest race of this year.
Charlotte is a 1.5-mile oblong having a relatively old surface which has been repaved back in 2006. We saw from the All-Star race which tires failed to make a difference and that track position was also extremely important, so this race ought to offer a great blend 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 rate all showed up at the top nine at 15-lap rate in Happy Hour, despite the race being during the night and final practice during the day.
We’ve got 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 beyond Charlotte oval performance when handicapping the race.
Armed 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 quick primer about the odds below: A $100 bet at +375 odds would gain $375, while a $200 bet at -200 chances would pay out $100.
Kevin Harvick +600 to Acquire
Kyle Busch is the favorite thanks to his outstanding rate 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 completing only 13th on the 10-lap board in final practice.
That’s because in opening practice, he had been considerably better relative to the rest of the area over 10 consecutive laps. His fifth-place time throughout the warmer temperatures is reassuring. In fact, Harvick’s Crew Chief Rodney Childers said the cars are extremely sensitive to monitor changes, and that they were really good in opening clinic during the warmer temperatures.
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