For the second consecutive 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 600 miles in the Cup Series’ race of the year.
Charlotte is a 1.5-mile oval having a comparatively old surface that was repaved back in 2006. We saw from the All-Star race that tires failed to make a difference and that track position was also extremely significant, therefore 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 typical green-flag speed all showed up at the top nine in 15-lap rate in Happy Hour, regardless of the race being at night and final practice during the day.
We have a similar situation at Charlotte this weekend, so I’ll surely rely on long-haul pace in addition to 1.5-mile performance this season and past Charlotte oval performance when handicapping the race.
Equipped with these data points, let’s get right into my four favorite bets to win tonight’s race, plus bonus top-five and top-10 props.
A fast primer on the odds under: A $100 bet at +375 chances would gain $375, while a $200 wager at -200 chances would cover $100.
Kevin Harvick +600 to Acquire Kyle Busch is the thanks to his speed in Happy Hour and three wins to Harvick’s zero wins this season. But, it might be claimed that Harvick should be a co-favorite despite completing 13th on the plank in final practice.
That’s because in opening training, he had been much better relative to the rest of the area over 10 consecutive laps. His time throughout the warmer temperatures is encouraging. In fact, Harvick’s Crew Chief Rodney Childers said the cars are extremely sensitive to track changes, and that they were very great in opening practice throughout the cooler temperatures.