The FireKeepers Casino 400 – the 15th race in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, kicks off this weekend at the Michigan International Speedway. Although it’s gone by different names in the past, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series represents the premier stock car auto racing league. This Sunday’s event will give players who bet on auto racing another perfect opportunity to wager on their favorite sport. Below sportsbook players can find this year’s auto racing betting favourites for this year’s Firekeepers Casino 400.
The winner of the 2016 FireKeepers Casino 400 also won the 2013 Pure Michigan 400 – which, as its name suggests, is also held at Michigan International Speedway – and has seven top 10 finishes and two top 5 finishes at that selfsame track. Logano’s 2017 season may have peaked when he won the Toyota Owners 400; while he had previously remained in the top 10 in seven of eight races, he has not finished better in the five ensuing races. So it’s time to put up or shut up.
Busch is a two-time FKC 400 winner (2003 and 2015) and a three-time winner at MIS, counting the 2007 3M Performance 400. In addition to that, he has six top 10s and two top 3s in Michigan. Busch had his best finish of the season on Sunday with a 4th place at the Pocono 400 and may be ripe for his first win since the Daytona 500.
Michigan International Speedway is one of those rare examples of a course where the auto racing betting legend has won only once (2014). However, he does have seven top 20 finishes and four top 5s – including 2nd place in 2011. JJ followed up a win at the AAA 400 Drive for Autism with a 36th place in the Poconos.
Martin Truex Jr.
Marty True (oh yeah; fans who bet on auto racing better believe we’re trying to make Marty True happen) has yet to score a win in Michigan, though he came in second twice in 2007 and third also twice in 2015, as well as in 2013. The current Driver standings leader finished 6th at the Pocono 400 which is good enough to keep Kyle Larson – who finished 7th – at bay by one point.
And speaking of Master Larson, Michigan International Speedway was kind to him in 2016; he finished 3rd at the FireKeepers Casino 400 and won the Pure Michigan 400. On the other hand, No. 2 seems to be Larson’s number – he has finished 2nd in five races this year, including three straight.
And speaking of being second best, Harvick was the runner up at MIS four times in two straight years as well three consecutive times at the Pure Michigan. Furthermore, he came in 5th at both races run in Michigan last year, and won the 2010 Carfax 400 – also held at Michigan International Speedway. And that pretty much wraps up our Firekeepers Casino 400 auto racing betting faves edition. As the Nottawaseppi would say, kshe’mnito kapma yawok pama mine’ waje’wapte’kon.