The action at the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series goes to Kansas City this coming weekend for the 2021 Buschy McBusch Race 400. Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., and Chase Elliott are three of the favorites to win this race, but how about the sleepers? We take a look at three of them in this article. Check them all out below.
Sleeper Picks and Predictions for the Buschy McBusch Race 400 NASCAR Cup Series Race on May 2, 2021
Where: Kansas Speedway
When: Sunday, May 2, 2021, green flag at 3:00 PM ET
Christopher Bell (+2500)
Bell has assured himself of a slot in the playoffs after winning the 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 At Daytona back in February. He hasn’t won a race since, but he’s on some sort of groove lately, as he has a couple of top 7s in his last three starts, He finished seventh at the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 in Martinsville Speedway then fourth at the TOYOTA OWNERS 400. Last week, he slid back a bit as he went just 17th at the GEICO 500, but he’s got a potential to rebound this week at Kansas Speedway. He raced there just twice in his Cup career, but after finishing just 23rd in his debut there in July 2020 during the Super Start Batteries 400 Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, he finished 10th on that same track months later in October during the Hollywood Casino 400.
Ryan Newman (+10000)
Newman is one of the most experienced drivers at Kansas Speedway among all active racers. His resume would show a total of 30 career Cup starts on that track, including a win at the 2003 Banquet 400 presented by ConAgra Foods. That’s his only win there, though, since he first appeared there 20 years ago. Newman has a career average finish of 19.83 at Kansas Speedway. This season, Newman has 2 top 10s and a top 5 in 10 starts this season.
Erik Jones (+10000)
Jones hopes that an appearance at Kansas Speedway this weekend could lead to him winning his first Cup race win since 2019. He was shut out in 2020 in 36 starts but had 9 top 5s that year. This 2021 season, Jones only has a pair of top 10s in 10 starts, so far. Still, he can be a tasty sleeper pick for the upcoming race at Kansas Speedway, where he has a career average finish of 15.89. He had a five-race stretch from 2018 to 2020 when he finished all races inside the top 7 before finishing 20th in last year’s edition of the Hollywood Casino 400.
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