The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup circuit returns to Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400 and the driver on top of the oddsboard to get the checkered flag is Kevin Harvick.
Harvick is listed at +275 followed by Martin Truex Jr. (+365), Kyle Busch (+365), Kyle Larson (+525), Clint Bowyer (+1600), Brad Keselowski (+1700), Erik Jones (+2200), Denny Hamlin (+2200), Joey Logano (+2200) and Ryan Blaney (+2200) to round out the top 10.
Harvick is the Favorite for the 11th Time this Season
Kevin Harvick is used to being the betting favorite in 2018 as he has been tabbed as the odds-on favorite in 11 of 18 races this season. And he’s certainly rewarded bettors in that position: he has won five times this year and was favored in four of those races.
Harvick is one of the few drivers who may embody the “first or last” mantra the most as he has finished in the top five in 13 of the 18 races but in the other five, he either wrecked or finished outside the top 20. While Harvick could use this race as a springboard to get closer to Kyle Busch in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup standings, the reality is that he has yet to take the checkered flag in his career at Kentucky Speedway.
Keselowski May Have the Best Value for Bettors
Brad Keselowski has had some hard luck in 2018 after Sportsbook the season as one of the favorites to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup. No. 2 has been snake-bitten this season as he has yet to top the podium in 18 races after winning three times last season. But at +1700, he may be worth the wager as he won this race in 2016 and has four top-five finishes in his last six races.