Martinsville STP 500 NASCAR Betting Picks and Race Odds

The Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series is at Martinsville Speedway this weekend, and with Kyle Busch winning at Phoenix and Fontana over the last two weeks, he’s been set up as a heavy favorite for today’s STP 500 at”The Paperclip”–and for good reason: Rowdy has not finished outside the top 5 at this track since the 2014 season, and he has led a combined 582 laps within the previous four (and 937 within the previous six). Obviously, whenever you have the favorite at +150 to win, so there’s some great value in betting others in the event that man has problems during the race.

Last weekend in Car Club Speedway my favorite bets went 2-0, bringing my yearly record to 5-3. I’d Brad Keselowski to complete top 3, along with his afternoon went south early, so that was screwed from the start.

My Bets for Martinsville
Martin Truex, Jr.. Sirius XM Paint Scheme Martinsville 2019
Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Martin Truex, Jr.. Top 3 End (+200) — The races at Martinsville are generally predictable: we see the exact same faces up front again and again, and we do not watch Martin Truex, Jr. in victory lane. Where we do see him, though, is close enough to acquire if something goes wrong with the leader. Over the previous 3 races at”The Paperclip,” Truex has posted finishes of 3rd, 4th, and 2nd, although he begins back into 8th for today’s STP 500, he has one hell of a race car underneath him for to the front. The 19 Toyota ranked #1 at 10-, 15-, 20-, and 30-lap average during the last practice session on Saturday, and there is likely to be lots of long runs throughout the race. Truex is really going to shine during these. If you look at this week’s ranks by the Fantasy Racing Online algorithm, Truex is a really close 4th supporting Logano, and if you take a look at recent trends by pole sitters in the spring Martinsville race, I’d give that edge to Truex.

Chris Buescher (+105) over Daniel Hemric — I am really surprised Chris Buescher isn’t becoming more adore this weekend. This #37 team hasn’t finished worse than 18th since the Daytona 500, plus they have got a great starting spot for today’s STP 500 (12th). Meanwhile, the Hemric will begin from back in 28th, and has a propensity to hit the wall more frequently than not. We’ve got 500 laps to race in the present STP 500, and to tell the truth, I’m not sure he finishes. On the flip side, Buescher has finished 13th, 23rd, 21st, and 11th in his past four Martinsville starts, and he’s running better than he’s likely ever ran. This is really a no brainer for me.

Martinsville Race Day Betting Odds for the STP 500
Kyle Busch 2.25/1 )
Martin Truex, Jr. 4.5/1

Brad Keselowski 5/1
Joey Logano 5/1
Denny Hamlin 8/1
Clint Bowyer 12/1
Kevin Harvick 12/1
Ryan Blaney 15/1
Aric Almirola 15/1
Chase Elliott 25/1
Kurt Busch 30/1
Jimmie Johnson 40/1
Kyle Larson 50/1
Erik Jones 60/1
Austin Dillon 80/1
Alex Bowman 80/1
Daniel Surez 80/1
Ryan Newman 80/1
Field 32/1

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