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 both Phoenix and Fontana over the previous two weeks, he has been set up as a heavy favorite for the STP 500 in”The Paperclip”–and for good reason: Rowdy has not finished outside of the top 5 at this track because the 2014 season, and he’s led a combined 582 laps over the last four (and 937 over the previous six). Obviously, when you have the preferred in +150 to win, so there’s some great significance in betting others in the event that man has issues throughout the race.

Last weekend in Car Club Speedway my favourite bets went 2-0, bringing my yearly record to 5-3. I had Brad Keselowski to finish top 3, along with his afternoon went south , so that was screwed from the beginning.

My Favourite Bets for Martinsville
Martin Truex, Jr.. Sirius XM Paint Scheme Martinsville 2019
Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Pictures
Martin Truex, Jr.. Top 3 End (+200) — The races in Martinsville are generally predictable: we find the exact same faces up front time and time again, and we do not watch Martin Truex, Jr. in victory lane. Where we do see himthough, is close enough to win in case something goes wrong with the leader. Over the last three races in”The Paperclip,” Truex has posted finishes of 3rd, 4th, and 2nd, although he starts back in 8th for the STP 500, he’s got one hell of a race car under him to get to the front. The 19 Toyota ranked #1 in 10-, 15-, 20-, and 30-lap average during the final practice session on Saturday, and there is likely to be plenty of long runs throughout the race. Truex is really going to shine during those. If you look at this week’s ranks by the Fantasy Racing On line algorithm, Truex is a really close 4th supporting Logano, and if you take a look at recent trends by pole sitters from the spring Martinsville race, then I would give that advantage to Truex.

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

Martinsville Race Day Betting Odds for your 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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