Kyle Busch Favored Again to Win the Food City 500

Adhering to the high-speed, 1.5-mile quad-oval of Texas Motor Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the 0.5-mile short Trail of Bristol Motor Speedway.

Two weeks after another brief track in Martinsville, tempers could be short this week and oddsmakers have Kyle Busch keeping his nose clean as a +260 favourite.
BetOnline has Busch as the favored at +260 followed by Kyle Larson at +700, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano in +800, and Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney at +1200 to round out the top drivers on the oddsboard.
Standout Stats
Chevrolet has just won two of the last 11 races at Bristol Motor Speedway, while Ford and Toyota divide another nine runnings, together with Toyota grabbing five checkered flags and Ford four.
The winner of the race has qualified on the pole in 3 of the previous eight runnings.
The Busch brothers have won all the last three races at Bristol with Kurt winning the August running last year and Kyle winning the past two. Overall, the two have combined for 13 wins in this course.
Kurt Busch (+1600) has won six of his 36 career starts at Bristol, including four of the first seven. The Nevada native won the last running at this course last August but has finished outside the top 10 in 10 of their past 15 races in Bristol.
Kyle Busch (+260) has pushed to victory lane seven days at Bristol in 27 career starts, including two of those last three. But he has crashed in a few of the previous eight races overall there. He has directed 100 or more laps at four of the last seven runnings in the 0.5-mile track.
I would stay far from Brad Keselowski (+800) although he drove to victory lane at Martinsville two weeks ago. The Michigan native has finished outside the top 10 in six consecutive races at Bristol and has only led in among these runnings for a total of 67 laps.
Chase Elliott (+1500) is a sleeper choice for this race. The Georgia native finished fourth in his first start there in 2016 and landed on the podium in the previous running, including top 112 laps. From a value standpoint he is not a bad wager, finishing in the top five in two of his six starts at Bristol.
My Very Best Option for the Food City 500
Kyle Busch (+260)
Not a fascinating choice this week, however, the Nevada native has won 25.9 percentage of the 27 career starts at Bristol and has finished inside the top five in 37.0 percentage of these appearances. Busch also includes two wins already this season to go along with four point wins. Lastly, he’s led 100 or even more laps at this course at four of the previous seven runnings.

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