The Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series enters the Last race in the Round of 16 when the drivers test their skills from the first race in the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course for the Bank of America Roval 400.
Going to the weekend it is Kyle Busch at +300 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 both at +850 and Chase Elliott in +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, but using the title of being an inaugural winner at stake, there’s no uncertainty Kyle Busch can do anything to grab the checkered flag. The Nevada native has secured his spot in the Round of 12 with his success last weekend in Richmond.
Taking a look at the two most common road paths that NASCAR visits, in Watkins Glen and Sonoma, Busch has fared well at both of these races, landing within the top 10 in 12 of the last 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 win but found himself outside of the top 10 in the six races prior. Over the season, Busch is tied with Kevin Harvick with seven wins, which is the most by any driver, also in +300 he’s almost always a strong play.
Can Chase Elliott return to Victory Lane?
The last street race in the NASCAR program was Watkins Glen and the winner of the race was 22-year-old Chase Elliott. This was the first success at the young career of Elliott and that he had a fourth-place finish at Sonoma in June. Prior to the recent success, however, the Georgia native finished outside the top 10 in three of four joint races at Watkins Glen and Sonoma.
A fantastic performance is necessary by Elliott as he holds just a 10-point lead over that cutoff spot to advance to the Round of 12 and at +950 and with recent victory on street courses, he might be the one to grab the checkered flag.
Is Daniel Suarez due for his first career win?
Daniel Suarez is still searching for his initial Killer Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory as he nears the end of his second fulltime season. The Mexico native has been just OK in his two career starts at Sonoma, finishing 16th and 15th in those races. However, Suarez has performed better at Watkins Glen, finishing in third fourth and once in the latest running there in August.
In the previous race at Watkins Glen, when Suarez finished fourth, he began 21st and needed to choose his way through the area. The 26-year-old failed to create the NASCAR playoffs so a victory this weekend would just be a spoiler movement and at +2500 he’s well worth a long-shot bet to deserve the checkered flag.