At the beginning of its COVID-19 return, NASCAR faced plenty of skepticism. Those fears have proven to be unfounded. There have been no coronavirus incidents since racing resumed. As a matter of fact, the biggest challenge for NASCAR has been Mother Nature. Numerous rain delays and a Wednesday night rainout have been more troublesome. Sunday’s race will take place at one of the sport’s iconic venues. To illuminate Bristol Motor Speedway provides some red-hot NASCAR betting action. Let’s preview Sunday’s Food City 500!
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Food City 500
|Date and Time:||Sunday, May 31, 2020, 3:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol Tennessee|
|Food City 500 TV Coverage:||FS1|
|Food City 500 Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Food City 500 Overview
Since 1961 the Food City 500 has been run under various names at Bristol Motor Speedway. Last year Kyle Busch was the sportsbook winner of this event for the second consecutive year. Busch has won the Food City 500 a total of five times. That is the most among all active drivers. First of two races each year at Bristol the Food City 500 is an afternoon date. August brings the famed Bristol Night race.
Bristol Motor Speedway
To begin with, Bristol Motor Speedway was opened in 1961. Known as “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile” Bristol’s concrete surface is complemented by 30-degree turn banks. The steep grandstand seats 162.000 with a high upper deck. Also known as “Thunder Valley” Bristol brings out the raw of everything. Passion, temper, rage, and hyper-competitive racing all make for a tremendous experience. Unlike other tracks at Bristol, cars rub against each other often beating and banging every lap. As a consequence, Bristol draws high TV ratings and betting handle.
Kyle Busch Dominates
Above all Kyle Busch is the dominant figure at Bristol. In 29 career starts Busch has eight wins, 12 top-five and 17 top-ten finishes. Busch has an average finish at Thunder Valley of 13.4. He has four top-seven finishes in his last five races for 2020.
The Other Busch Cracks Bristol’s Victory Lane Too
Kyle Busch’s brother Kurt is almost as good when it comes to Bristol. To illustrate Kurt has 38 career starts with six wins, 12 top-five, and 19 top-ten finishes. Kurt Busch has an average finish at Bristol of 14.2. Although inconsistent for 2020 he has still been more good than bad.
Swan Song for Johnson?
Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson is in his final season as a Cup Series driver. Johnson has 36 career starts at Bristol with two wins, 12 top five, and 21 top-ten finishes. His average finish at Bristol is 13.3. Johnson has shown signs of his old form but remains plagued by inconsistency. Certainly, he will be a sentimental NASCAR Betting choice for Sunday.
Remarkable Consistent Contender Harvick
By contrast, there are few drivers ever that could match the consistency of Kevin Harvick. He has finished third in the final standings for the past three years. Further, he has led the NASCAR Cup standings most of this season. Harvick has been a model of success at Bristol. In 38 career starts he has two wins, 12 top five, and 19 top 10 finishes. His average finish there is 13.8.
NASCAR Betting Odds Free Pick
So far in 2020, Kyle Busch has been a little off. But Bristol is where he thrives. Look for Kyle to once again return to victory lane. With his brother not far behind!
Food City 500 Free Pick: Kurt Busch