After the All-Star, it’s back to serious business in the NASCAR Cup, as it resumes the action in Concord this coming weekend for the 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600. Read on for a list of the favorites, high value sleepers, and a long shot for the upcoming race at Concord.
Betting Preview for the NASCAR Coca Cola 600 Monster Energy Cup Series Race on May 26 2019
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord
When: Sunday, May 26, 2019, green flag at 6:00 PM ET
Busch had his streak of top-10 finishes end in Kansas earlier this month, when he placed 30th = — his worst performance so far this season. Busch has seen his form drop of late, though, that’s also akin to saying that the sky has lost some of its bluish hue, as the Team Joe Gibbs Racing driver is still very much the driver to beat in every race. Busch recovered a bit at the All-Star Race in Charlotte in which he finished third and led the race for 15 laps.Bush only has a win in 29 races at Charlotte Speedway, but that lone victory came in last year’s Coca-Cola 600 event, which he’ll look to defend this coming weekend. Going into the race, Busch has +250 odds to claim the 2019 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Championship.
Keselowski headed into the All-Star race having tied Busch for the most wins so far this season. Keselowski captured his third of the year in Kansas, and is now just 48 points behind of Busch on the NASCAR Cup standings. He’ll have plenty of chances (14 races left) to catch up on Busch, beginning at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he’s won before. Keselowski topped the Bank of America 500 back in 2013. Since then, he’s collected six top 10 finishes at the track in nine races. He finished fourth at the 2018 Coca-Cola 600. If he pulls off a win here, his +600 odds to win the 2019 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Championship will surely look much better by Monday.
Dillon has yet to secure a win this season. He’s also on the outside looking in on the NASCAR Cup playoff picture, with +7500 odds to win the Championship. He is currently 17 on the standings with 291 points, just a point behind Jimmie Johnson for the final spot in the postseason. He only has four top-10 finishes on the season, but he’s tasted success in Charlotte Motor Speedway before, so expect his familiarity with the track and success there to buoy up his chances this weekend. Dillon won the 2017 edition of the Coca-Cola 600. Dillon also has two top 10 finishes and seven top 20s in nine career races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Bowyer is doing a fine job of flying under the radar. While he has yet to win a race this year, he’s been gaining lots of steam lately, which is why his odds to win the Monster Energy Cup Series Championship aren’t all that sleepy, at +2000. He has six top 10s over his past seven races, and was close to winning his first in Kansas, when he went fifth there on May 11. Bowyer has raced 25 times in Concord with a lone win — the 2012 Bank of America 500.
It would take something short of a miracle for Daniel Ragan to make the playoffs. His name isn’t even among those listed to take the 2019 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Championship, but a win this Sunday could change that. It’s not impossible, but he only has 144 points to date with zero wins on the season. But could he pull off a shocker in Concord? While he is 0-for-23 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with three top 10s and six top 20s he is indeed a long shot, but one that could pay off well for those who wager accordingly. This writer has a feeling that Ragan can place this time around.
Kyle Busch rises again and grabs his fourth win of the season in Concord.
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