The Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series enters the final race in the Round of 16 when the drivers test their skills in the first race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course for the Bank of America Roval 400.
Heading into the weekend it’s Kyle Busch in +300 as the preferred to drive into victory lane.
BetOnline has Busch as a favorite at +300 followed closely by Martin Truex Jr. at +500, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick equally at +850 and Chase Elliott at +950 to round out the top .
Busch has been competitive in street races lately There are a whole lot of question marks going in this first-ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, however using the name of becoming an inaugural winner at stake, there’s no doubt Kyle Busch will do anything to catch the checkered flag. The Nevada native has already secured his spot in the Round of 12 with his success last weekend in Richmond.
Looking at the two most common road paths that NASCAR visits, at Watkins Glen and Sonoma, Busch has fared well at both these races, landing inside the top 10 in 12 of their past 13 races at Watkins Glen, including 2 wins. In Sonoma, the 33-year-old has finished in the top 10 from the previous four races with a single triumph but found himself out of the top 10 in the six races prior. On the season, Busch is connected with Kevin Harvick with seven wins, which is the most by any driver, also at +300 he is almost always a powerful play.
Can Chase Elliott return to Victory Lane?
The last street race in the NASCAR program was Watkins Glen and the winner of that race was 22-year-old Chase Elliott. This was the first victory at the young career of Elliott and he also had a fourth-place finish at Sonoma in June. Prior to this recent success, though, that the Georgia native finished outside the top 10 in three of four joint races at Watkins Glen and Sonoma.
A fantastic performance is needed by Elliott as he holds only a 10-point guide over that cutoff place to advance to the Round of 12 and in +950 and with current victory on street courses, he might be the one to catch the checkered flag.
Is Daniel Suarez because of his first career win?
Daniel Suarez is still searching for his first Killer Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory as he nears the end of his next full-time season. The Mexico native has been just OK in his two career starts at Sonoma, ending 16th and 15th in these races. But, Suarez has done better at Watkins Glen, finishing in third fourth and once at the latest running there in August.
In the previous race at Watkins Glen, when Suarez finished fourth, he started 21st and had to pick his way through the area. The 26-year-old didn’t make the NASCAR playoffs so a victory this weekend would simply be a spoiler movement and at +2500 he is well worth a long-shot bet to earn the checkered flag.