Last Sunday, Christopher Bell pulled out the win at the Ambetter 301 in New Hampshire and in the process locked himself into a NASCAR Cup championship playoff spot. This Sunday, NASCAR heads to Long Pond, Pennsylvania, for the M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400. Leading the M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 odds is Kyle Busch at +650.
Here’s a look at the Sportsbook oddsboard for the top 10 drivers this week.
M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400: Pocono Raceway
|Martin Truex Jr.||+1000|
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Why Is Kyle Busch The Favorite For M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400?
You don’t have to look further than his recent history on this track to understand why Kyle Busch is favored this weekend. Since 2017, Busch has won at Pocono Raceway four times in nine races.
His most recent victory at Pennsylvania came just last season when he took the Explore The Pocono Mountains 350 even though his car was stuck in fourth gear for much of the race. So even when Busch is all but out of the race, he and his crew are able to find a way to pull out a win on this track.
Over the last 10 races on this track, no one even comes close to matching Busch’s winning record of four victories. And only Kevin Harvick has as many top-five finishes (7) and top-10 finishes (9) at Pocono Raceway.
Busch has been dominant on this track for a few years now. When a driver (and his crew) have been this dominant, they deserve to be the early favorites. At +650, a bet of $100 on Busch would net you a $650 profit.
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Kevin Harvick (+1200)
If Kyle Busch deserves to be the favorite because of his recent form on this track, then Kevin Harvick deserves to get some attention as well because he’s been just about as dominant on this raceway.
In the last 10 races at Pocono, Harvick has a win and has finished in the top five seven times and in the top 10 nine times. He’s also led for 209 laps in those 10 races, second only to – you guessed it – Kyle Busch.
Harvick hasn’t been as dominant as Busch in Pennsylvania, but he’s been really close. At +1200, it’s hard to ignore a potential payout of $1,200 on a $100 bet.
Denny Hamlin (+800)
This is one of Hamlin’s better tracks. Since 2019, his average finish at Pocono is 4.7. That’s his third-best average finish for any track over the last three-plus years of racing.
He’s also the only driver to win on this track more than once over the last 10 races – outside of Kyle Busch, of course – with two wins.
Like Busch, Hamlin just does well at this specific track.