All eyes will be on the action at the Dover International Speedway, as the NASCAR Cup Series is set for the 2021 Drydene 400. Have you made your picks yet? If you’re still on the fence, you can let the experts break down which drivers you should be keeping a close eye on.
Expert Picks and Predictions for the Drydene 400 NASCAR Cup Series Race on May 9, 2021
Where: Dover International Speedway, Dover
When: Sunday, May 16, 2021, green flag at 3:30 PM ET
Mike McClure of SportsLine believes that William Byron has the potential to make loud noises this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Byron is currently priced +1600 to win the 2021 Drydene 400, and it’s not hard to see why some are high on him. For one, Byron has cracked the top 10 in each of his last nine races. In the last one, he finished fourth at the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway. Byron also has a career average finish of 14.33 with a top 5 finish in six starts at Dover International Speedway.
|Expert||Top drivers to watch out for|
|Adam B||Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson|
For Adam B of ATS.io, it will come down between Chase Elliott (+900) and Kyle Larson (+400) at the 2021 Drydene 400. Elliott is on the heels of back-to-back top 7 finishes, while Larson finished second at the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway last Sunday. Elliott and Larson each have a win at Dover International Speedway. Elliott won there in 2018 during that year’s Gander Outdoors 400, while Larson topped the field on that same track at the 2019 Drydene 400.
|Covers||Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin|
Covers has not listed down specific picks to win the race, but it’s high on Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson, and Denny Hamlin. Truex has three career wins at Dover International Speedway, while Hamlin (+600) and Larson have one apiece. It should also be noted that Truex (+350) is coming off a win at the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway.
TopBet News Editor | Ryan Simpson
|TopBet News Editor | Ryan Simpson||Martin Truex Jr.|
Here’s what TopBet’s Ryan Simpson said about Martin Truex Jr. in our preview of the 2021 Drydene 400 race:
“Truex got his third win of the season by taking the checkered flag at Goodyear 400 last Sunday. He’s definitely feeling good right now. He doesn’t need that win though to feel confident about his chances this coming weekend at Dover International Speedway, where he’s already won three times before. Moreover, Truex has finished no worse than a runner-up in each of his past four starts there, including a win at the 2019 Gander RV 400.”
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