The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moves from the high-speed two-mile track of Auto Club Speedway to the 0.5-mile paperclip track of Martinsville for the STP 500. Last week, Kyle Busch became the first repeat Sportsbook of the season and oddsmakers believe he is primed for a third win in a row as they have made him the favorite at +220.
Sportsbook has Busch as the favorite at +220 followed by Brad Keselowski at +500, Martin Truex Jr. at +600, Joey Logano at +750 and Denny Hamlin at +1000 to round out the top five drivers on the oddsboard.
My Best Bet for the STP 500
Kyle Busch +220
Although it’s not a long-shot pick, I think it’s the smart one. The Nevada native hasn’t finished worse than fifth in any of the last seven races at Martinsville, including finishing first or second in four of those runnings. He is carrying a lot of momentum into this weekend, having won the last two races on the season.