2019 STP 500 NASCAR 03/24/19 Odds, Preview and Predictions

The first of four scheduled trips to Virginia is on Sunday, March 24th Using the 71st running of Their STP 500 at the Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia.

The Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track in the Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The STP 500 is the first of two races with the second one being the First Data 500 at the NASCAR Playoffs.

Clint Bowyer won the race this past year and this season, another affluent field is set to go into the race with various drivers that can really win the event. Let us take a look at who the oddsmakers think are likely to be the drivers to observe this weekend.

“Racing” The Favorites

Kyle Busch is the favorite to win against the STP 500. After winning the Ticket Guardian 500 in Arizona last March 10th, Busch kept the pace with another success at the Car Club 400 in California. With back to back wins at the last two weekends, no question Kyle Busch deserves to be the +162 favorite here. Busch has finished no lower than 6th place in six out of the last seven races overall and as soon as it concerns the STP 500, he won here in 2016, finished runner-up from the previous two decades and has placed at 5th in each of his last seven appearances here at the Martinsville Speedway.

Martin Truex Jr. place 8th a week in the Automobile Club Speedway. The 2017 Dragon Energy NASCAR collection Cup winner has five Top 10 finishes in seven races this season 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 put at least 6th in four out of the last six looks in the STP 500. Keselowski also enjoys racing in the Martinsville Speedway as he has completed no lower than 5th in six out of the last eight races .

Joey Logano ended alongside Busch at California last weekend however while he came up short again, Logano has three Top 5 finishes already this season, including a win in the Pennzoil 400 final month in Las Vegas. It is interesting he’s won just once here in Martinsville Speedway but that success came in his last race here, the First Data 500 past October 2018.

Denny Hamlin hasn’t picked up a victory since his triumph in the Daytona 500 final year but he has surely been consistent. Hamlin is a 6.8 finish in his first five races this season and is doing a fantastic job holding his own at the Drivers Championship. Hamlin has won thrice, the last being in 2015, with only Richard Petty, Darren Waltrip, and Rusty Wallace winning over him. In addition, he holds two successes in the Martinsville Speedway while racing at the Camping Truck World Series.

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