Following a week off, the Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series is back in action Because they put the pedal to the metal at Talladega Superspeedway for the GEICO 500.
As soon as the Cup series was last in action, it was Martin Truex Jr. driving to victory at Richmond Raceway and he’s chances of +800 to repeat, but it is Kyle Busch in +275 who is favored to win at Talladega.
BetOnline has Busch in +275 followed by Kevin Harvick at +650, Joey Logano at +700, Brad Keselowski in +750, Martin Truex Jr. at +800, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney in +1200, Chase Elliott at +1400, Kyle Larson at +2000 and Jimmie Johnson in +2200 to round out the top 10 drivers on the oddsboard.
Ford has been notable at Talladega lately, winning 10 of the last 13 races there, including the last seven in a row.
The pole sitter has only won once in the last 23 races but the winner has qualified in the top 10 in 12 of their previous 18.
Stay away from Kyle Busch this weekend. Although he’s the points leader and contains a season-high few wins this year, Talladega hasn’t been a path of achievement for the Nevada native. Busch won the spring race there in 2008 and has not returned to victory lane since and he’s finished outside of the top 10 in seven of the previous nine runnings at the superspeedway.
Joey Logano has been quite aggressive at the superspeedway lately, picking up three checkered flags over the last seven races, also contains five top-five finishes over that interval. Furthermore, he has led more or 20 laps in Talladega in five of the past ten runnings.
Brad Keselowski was a hit-or-miss driver when the Cup series heads to Talladega as he’s won five of his 20 professional races and has led laps in each of the last six runnings at the 2.66-mile track. However, he’s finished 15th or worse in seven of the last 12 races in the superspeedway as well.
This week, kevin Harvick might have some worth. I’ve been staying away from him this year as he hasn’t been the driver that he had been last year, but he has managed to collect two stage wins and contains four top-five finishes. Harvick led a career-high 46 laps at Talladega last September and qualified on the pole at the April race. But he’s finished outside of the top 15 in five of the last seven runnings in the superspeedway and has not driven to victory lane there because 2010.
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Joey Logano +700
The Connecticut native was awfully competitive this year, landing in the top 10 in six of the nine races so far, including one trip to victory lane among five top-five finishes. Fords are dominant at Talladega and Logano almost constantly finds himself leading the pack at a certain point during races at the superspeedway.
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