The Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series is at Martinsville Speedway this weekend, also with Kyle Busch winning at both Phoenix and Fontana over the last two weeks, he has been installed as a heavy favorite for the STP 500 at»The Paperclip»–and for good reason: Rowdy hasn’t finished outside of the top 5 at this track since the 2014 season, and he has led a joint 582 laps over the previous four (and 937 within the last six). Of course, whenever you have the preferred in +150 to win, so there’s some great significance in betting others in case that guy has issues during the race.

Last weekend at Car Club Speedway my favorite bets went 2-0, bringing my yearly record to 5-3. I had Brad Keselowski to complete top 3, and his afternoon went south , so that has been screwed from the start.

My 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 at Martinsville are generally predictable: we see the exact same faces up front again and again, and we do not see Martin Truex, Jr. in victory lane. Where we do find him, though, is close enough to win if something goes wrong with the leader. Over the last 3 races in»The Paperclip,» Truex has posted finishes of 3rd, 4th, and 2nd, although he begins back in 8th for the STP 500, he has one hell of a race car underneath him to get into the front. The #19 Toyota ranked #1 in 10-, 15-, 20-, and 30-lap average during the final practice session here on Saturday, and there is likely to be lots of long runs during the race. Truex is really going to shine during these. If you look at this week’s rankings by the Fantasy Racing On line algorithm, Truex is a really close 4th behind Logano, and if you look at recent trends by pole sitters in the spring Martinsville race, I would give that advantage to Truex.

Chris Buescher (+105) over Daniel Hemric — I’m honestly surprised Chris Buescher isn’t becoming more adore this weekend. This #37 team has never finished worse than 18th because the Daytona 500, and they’ve got a good starting place for the current STP 500 (12th). Meanwhile, the Hemric will start from back in 28th, also has a propensity to hit the wall more often than not. We’ve got 500 laps to race in the present STP 500, and to tell the truth, I am not sure he finishes. On the other hand, Buescher has completed 13th, 23rd, 21st, and 11th in his past four Martinsville starts, and he’s running better than he’s probably ever conducted. This one 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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