Last week’s road race from Watkin’s Glen was everything fans could hope for. And more! Chase Elliott was the NASCAR betting winner of a thriller. While Elliott held off hard-charging Martin Truex Jr. another success emerged. Defending regular-season champion Kyle Busch climbed back into first place with an 11th place finish. Rowdy took over the top spot from 2018 playoff champion Joey Logano who finished 23rd at the Glen. To begin with, there is irony in Kyle Busch taking over the top spot. Rowdy has been quite vocal about his unhappiness with the new rules package.
Consumers Energy 400 from Michigan
|Date and Time:||Sunday, August 11, 2019, 3 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan|
|Consumers Energy 400 TV Coverage:||NBCSN|
Consumers Energy 400 Overview
Concurrently the Consumers Energy 400 has been run under various names since 1969. That first year it was known as the Yankee 600 but changed to a 400-mile race starring with 1970. Michigan International Speedway is among the fastest tracks for NASCAR betting. Consider a track length of two miles with four turns and an asphalt surface. Indeed, MIS was a creation of Roger “The Captain” Penske. Sunday’s Consumer Energy 400 is the second of two races that are run at Michigan annually. Last year Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag. Kyle Larson won in 2016 and 2017.
Current MENCS Standings
Due to his remarkable consistency does Kyle Busch lead the current standings. Second is Joey Logano. Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., and Brad Keselowski completed the top six. Rounding out the top ten are Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott, Aric Almirola, and Ryan Blaney. Busch and Truex Jr. lead the circuit with four wins each. While Brad Keselowski has three wins on the season. Busch and Hamlin lead with 11 top-five finishes in 22 races. Logano and Truex Jr. have nine top fives each.
Rowdy Reclaims Top Spot
Kyle Busch has a whopping 18 top-ten finishes to lead all drivers. Also, Rowdy has posted eight stage wins. He remains the most resilient sportsbook entry on the circuit. Despite his constant complaining about how “anyone” could drive with this new package, he remains the best. Busch has had a mixed bag of results at Michigan. In 29 career starts he has one win, seven top fives and 11 top tens. His average finish at MIS is 17.9
Logano Remains a Threat at Top Track
By contrast, Logano has had impressive NASCAR betting results at Michigan. In 21 MIS starts he has three wins, six top fives, and 15 top tens. Logano has an average finish at Michigan of 12.0. Indeed, that is one of the best in MENCS.
Harvick Looks for Repeat
In the same way, has 2018 winner Kevin Harvick found Michigan to his liking. In 37 career starts he has two wins, 12 top fives, and 18 top tens at MIS. His average finish there is 11.9. In view of taking the checkers just one, this year have some gamblers soured on Harvick. However, his consistency remains a hallmark.
Blue Deuce Seeks Home Cooking
Overall Brad Keselowski ranks second for all drivers with an average finish of 11.6 at his home track of MIS. Yet he has never won there. At least not yet!
Betting Online Pick: Brad Keselowski
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