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 into the 0.5-mile Brief track of Bristol Motor Speedway.

Just two weeks following a second short track in Martinsville, tempers might be brief 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 at +800, and Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney at +1200 to round out the top drivers on the oddsboard.
Standout Stats
Chevrolet has only won two of the past 11 races at Bristol Motor Speedway, while Ford and Toyota split another nine runnings, with Toyota grabbing five checkered flags and Ford four.
The winner of this race has qualified on the pole in 3 of the last eight runnings.
The Busch brothers have won each of the previous three races at Bristol with Kurt winning the August running last year and Kyle winning the previous two. In general, 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 his first seven. The Nevada native won the last running at this track last August but has finished outside the top 10 in 10 of their past 15 races at Bristol.
Kyle Busch (+260) has driven to victory lane seven days at Bristol in 27 career starts, including two of those last three. However, he’s dropped in a few of the previous eight races . He has led 100 or more laps in four of the previous seven runnings in the 0.5-mile track.
I would stay away from Brad Keselowski (+800) even though he drove to victory lane at Martinsville two weeks ago. The Michigan native has finished outside the top 10 in six straight races in Bristol and has just led in one of those runnings for a total of 67 laps.
Chase Elliott (+1500) is a sleeper pick for this race. The Georgia native finished fourth in his first start there in 2016 and landed on the podium in the last running, including leading 112 laps. From a value perspective he’s not a poor bet, finishing in the top five in just two of the six starts at Bristol.
My Best Bet for your Food City 500
Kyle Busch (+260)
Not a fascinating pick this week, but the Nevada native has won 25.9 percentage of his 27 career starts at Bristol and has finished inside the top five in 37.0 percentage of these appearances. Busch also has two wins already this year to go along with four stage wins. Lastly, he has led 100 or more laps in this course in four of the previous seven runnings.

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