The Monster 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.
Going to the weekend it is Kyle Busch as the favorite to push to victory lane at +300.
BetOnline has Busch as a popular at +300 followed by Martin Truex Jr. in +500, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick equally at +850 and Chase Elliott in +950 to round out the top five.
Busch has been competitive in road races lately There are a whole lot of question marks heading in this first-ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, however with the title of being an inaugural winner at stake, there’s no uncertainty Kyle Busch will do anything to catch the checkered flag. The Nevada native has secured his place in the Round of 12 with his victory last weekend at Richmond.
Looking at the two most typical road paths that NASCAR visits, at Watkins Glen and Sonoma, Busch has functioned well at the two of these races, landing within the top 10 in 12 of the last 13 races at Watkins Glen, including two wins. In Sonoma, the 33-year-old has finished in the top 10 in the previous four races with a single win but found himself out of the top 10 at the six races ahead. Over the season, Busch is connected with Kevin Harvick with seven wins, that’s the most by any driver, and at +300 he is always a powerful drama.
Can Chase Elliott return to Victory Lane?
The previous road race in the NASCAR program was Watkins Glen and the winner of that race was 22-year-old Chase Elliott. That was the first victory at the young career of Elliott and he had a fourth-place ending at Sonoma in June. Prior to the recent victory, however, that the Georgia native finished outside the top 10 in three of four combined races at Watkins Glen and Sonoma.
A good performance is necessary by Elliott because he holds only a 10-point guide over that cutoff place to advance to the Round of 12 and at +950 and with recent victory on road 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 initial Killer Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory as he nears the end of the second fulltime season. The Mexico native was just OK in his two career starts at Sonoma, finishing 16th and 15th in these races. However, Suarez has performed better at Watkins Glen, ending in third once and fourth at the latest running there in August.
In the previous race at Watkins Glen, when Suarez finished fourth, he began 21st and needed to pick his way through the field. The 26-year-old didn’t make the NASCAR playoffs so a victory this weekend could just be a spoiler move and also at +2500 he’s worth a long-shot wager to earn the checkered flag.