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) are not too far behind in what will be the longest race of this year.
Nick Giffen uses his statistical model to handicap that the four greatest futures betting values from 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). But this time instead of 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 oval with 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 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 in Kansas Speedwday. In that race, the top five at typical green-flag rate all showed up at the top nine at 15-lap rate in Happy Hour, despite the race being during the nighttime and final practice during the day.
We’ve got a similar situation at Charlotte this weekend, so I’ll surely rely on long-run speed in addition to 1.5-mile performance this season and beyond Charlotte oval functionality when handicapping the race.
Armed with these data points, let’s get right into my favorite bets to win tonight’s race, plus bonus top-five and top-10 props.
A quick primer on the odds under: A $100 wager at +375 odds would profit $375, while a $200 bet at -200 chances would pay out $100.
Kevin Harvick +600 to Win
Kyle Busch is the favorite thanks to his exceptional speed in Happy Hour and three wins to Harvick’s zero wins this year. However, it could be claimed that Harvick ought to be a co-favorite despite completing only 13th on the 10-lap board in closing practice.
That’s because in opening practice, he was much better relative to the rest of the area over 10 consecutive laps. His fifth-place time throughout the cooler temperatures is encouraging. In fact, Harvick’s Crew Chief Rodney Childers stated the cars are really sensitive to track changes, and that they were really good in opening clinic throughout the cooler temperatures.
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