The first of four scheduled trips to Virginia is on Sunday, March 24th with All the 71st running of the STP 500 at the Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia.
The Martinsville Speedway is the shortest trail in the Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The STP 500 is the first of two races here with the second one being the First Data 500 in the NASCAR Playoffs.
Clint Bowyer won the race last year and this year, another loaded field is set to enter the race with various drivers that can definitely win the occasion. Let us take a look at who the oddsmakers believe are going to be the drivers to observe this weekend.
“Racing” The Notifications
Kyle Busch is the betting favorite to win against the STP 500. After winning the Ticket Guardian 500 in Arizona last March 10th, Busch maintained the pace with another victory in the Auto Club 400 in California. With back to back wins in the previous two weekends, no wonder Kyle Busch deserves to be the +162 favorite here. Busch has finished no lower than 6th place in six out of his last seven races overall and when it concerns the STP 500, he won here in 2016, ended runner-up from the past two years and has put at 5th in each of his last seven appearances here at the Martinsville Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. set 8th a week at the Automobile Club Speedway. The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR collection Cup winner has five Top 10 finishes in seven races this year including three in the Top 5. Heading to the weekend, Trues has finished no worse than fourth in his last three races in the Martinsville Speedway.
2017 winner Brad Keselowski has placed at 6th in four out of his last six looks in the STP 500. Keselowski also loves racing in the Martinsville Speedway as he’s finished no lower than 5th in six from his last eight races .
Joey Logano ended next to Busch in California last weekend but while he came up short again, Logano has three Top 5 finishes already this year, including a win in the Pennzoil 400 final month at Las Vegas. It is interesting that he’s won just once here in Martinsville Speedway but that victory came in his last race here, the First Data 500 last October 2018.
Denny Hamlin hasn’t picked up a success because his triumph at the Daytona 500 last year but he’s definitely been consistent. Hamlin is averaging a 6.8 ending in his first five races this year and is doing a good job holding his own at the Drivers Championship. Hamlin has won thrice, the last being in 2015, with just Richard Petty, Darren Waltrip, and Rusty Wallace winning more than him. In addition, he holds two victories at the Martinsville Speedway while hurrying at the Camping Truck World Series.
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