Kyle Busch has emerged as the top NASCAR driver heading into April. Busch has not won a race yet but few drivers have been more consistent. He will be one of the motor racing betting favorites this weekend. Texas Motor Speedway has been one of Kyle’s top tracks. Jimmie Johnson also has great numbers at TMS. But an inconsistent start has some wondering if he is in decline. Kevin Harvick figures to be a popular choice as well. He has a strong record at Texas and has posted three wins on the season.
O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
Date and Time: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Location: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas
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O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 TV Coverage: FS1
Texas Motor Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway is a motor racing betting favorite for drivers and fans. It’s one of the fastest tracks on the circuit. The mile and a half track has an asphalt surface. Turns one and two have banks of 20 degrees. Banking increases to 24 degrees on turns three and four. Opened in 1996 TMS has a seating capacity of 181,000. The Texas market is considered to be one of the most valuable in NASCAR. As a result, TMS gets a race in both the spring and the fall.
O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 is the current name of the spring race at Texas. This event has run under various names since 1997. Jimmie Johnson was the winner last year and in 2015. Kyle Busch took the checkers in 2016. Joey Logano was the winner in 2014.
Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson
After a 25th place finish in the season opener at Daytona, Kyle Busch is in fine form. In his last four runs he has three second place and one third place finishes. Busch has an average finish of 12.04 at TMS with two wins. He has 11 top five finishes in his career at Texas. Jimmie Johnson has an outstanding average finish of 8.76 at TMS with a whopping seven wins. He has posted 21 top five finishes at Texas in 29 career starts. But Johnson is 18th in the standings with a top finish of ninth.
Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin
Kevin Harvick scored three consecutive online sportsbook wins in races two through four. But he also finished 31st at Daytona and 35th at California. Harvick has 30 career starts at Texas with an average finish of 11.37. He has one win and 18 top ten finishes there as well. Denny Hamlin is another driver that merits strong consideration at Texas. He has four finishes of sixth or better in six starts this year. At TMS Hamlin has 24 career starts with an average finish of 12.17. He has two wins and 12 top ten finishes at Texas.
Martin Truex Jr.
Among the most consistent drivers so far this season has been Martin Truex Jr. He has five consecutive top five finishes and one win. At Texas Truex has an average finish of 13.12 in 25 career starts. He has never won there but has posted 14 top ten finishes.
Matchup to Watch
Kyle Busch combines strong recent performance with an excellent record at Texas. This makes him the most appealing motor racing betting commodity. Johnson’s great record at TMS is offset by his poor start to the season.
NASCAR games Betting Odds Picks
Without question Kyle Busch is the best bet on the board for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.
NASCAR Betting Online Pick: Kyle Busch