The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series enters the Last race in the Round of 16 when the drivers test their skills in the first race in the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course for the Bank of America Roval 400.
Heading into the weekend it is Kyle Busch as the favorite to push to victory lane.
BetOnline has Busch as a favorite in +300 followed by Martin Truex Jr. in +500, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick equally at +850 and Chase Elliott at +950 to round out the top .
Busch has been competitive in road races recently There are a lot of question marks going in this first-ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, however using the title of being an inaugural winner at stake, there is no uncertainty Kyle Busch will do anything to catch the checkered flag. The Nevada native has secured his spot in the Round of 12 with his victory last weekend at Richmond.
Taking a look at the two most common road paths that NASCAR visits, at Watkins Glen and Sonoma, Busch has fared well at the two of 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 last four races with one win but found himself outside of the top 10 in the six races prior. On the season, Busch is tied with Kevin Harvick with seven wins, which is the most by any driver, and at +300 he’s always a powerful play.
Could Chase Elliott return to Victory Lane?
The previous road race at the NASCAR program was Watkins Glen and the winner of that race was 22-year-old Chase Elliott. This was the first success at the young career of Elliott and that he also had a fourth-place ending at Sonoma in June. Prior to this recent victory, though, that the Georgia native finished outside the top 10 in three of four combined races at Watkins Glen and Sonoma.
A fantastic performance is necessary by Elliott as he retains just a 10-point lead over that cutoff spot ahead of the Round of 12 and at +950 and with current success on street courses, he may be the one to grab the checkered flag.
Is Daniel Suarez due for his first career win?
Daniel Suarez is still searching for his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory as he nears the end of his second full-time season. The Mexico native was only OK in his two career starts at Sonoma, finishing 16th and 15th in those races. But, Suarez has done better at Watkins Glen, ending in third fourth and once in the most recent running there in August.
In the last race in Watkins Glen, when Suarez finished fourth, he started 21st and had to pick his way through the area. The 26-year-old didn’t create the NASCAR playoffs so a victory this weekend could simply be a spoiler movement and also at +2500 he is worth a long-shot bet to deserve the checkered flag.