NASCAR heads to Kentucky this week for the Quaker State 400, as they get back to intermediate-track racing to accept a perilous 1.5-mile track at Kentucky Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. has had tons of succeeding on intermediate tracks in the past couple of decades, as has been well documented, and he will be seeking to defend his name in Kentucky Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on NBCSN.
Truex has been very good because the re-pave at 2016 in 2 runs at Kentucky and has had success this season with 2 wins, three finishes and seven top 5s in his last eight races. He’ll be the man to overcome Saturday.
Brad Keselowski won the 2016 race and retains the next driver rating in Kentucky Speedway. In addition, he has three 5s, three wins and five top 10s on the track.
Of course Kyle Busch will probably be lurking. He’s got the very same chances as Truex to win at 7/2, but he boasts the ideal driver rating at 125.6 and has just two wins to back up his achievement with an average finish of 5.1 in his career.
After getting caught up at Daytona a week along with Keselowski in the wrecks, Busch will be extra and he is exactly who we are picking to win.
What are the gambling odds for Kentucky?
Kevin Harvick 2/1
Martin Truex Jr. 7/2
Kyle Busch 7/2
Kyle Larson 5/1
Clint Bowyer 15/1
Denny Hamlin 20/1
Joey Logano 20/1
Brad Keselowski 20/1
Erik Jones 20/1
Kurt Busch 20/1
Ryan Blaney 20/1
Aric Almirola 30/1
Chase Elliott 30/1
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