Martin Truex Jr. is having quite a season, as you could tell with the way he raced over the weekend. Could be stopped this week? Let’s now check out some of the favorites, sleepers, and a long shot for the upcoming 2021 Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Betting Preview for the Drydene 400 NASCAR Cup Series Race on May 16, 2021
Where: Dover International Speedway, Dover
When: Sunday, May 16, 2021, green flag at 3:30 PM ET
Martin Truex Jr. (+350)
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.
Kyle Larson (+400)
After series of disappointing finishes, Larson came alive last Sunday by finishing second at the Goodyear 400. That’s his fifth top 5 finish of the season. He can continue his momentum at Dover International Speedway, where he has a career average finish of 7.42 — the best among all active drivers. The last time he raced there, he won the Drydene 400 in 2019 with 154 laps led under his name in that event.
Denny Hamlin (+600)
Hamlin is still winless on the season, but he can’t be discounted in any race. He still has nine top 5s this season in 12 starts so far, and that includes his fifth-place campaign at the Goodyear 400 over the weekend. He now has finished inside the top 5 in three of his last five starts. It’s also not that long ago when he won at the Dover International Speedway. He won there last year during the 2020 Drydene 311.
Daniel Suarez (+15000)
Suarez has not done anything much to pique our interest in him of late, as he was only 23rd at Darlington Raceway last week. But it should be noted that he has a career average finish of 13.75 at the Dover International Speedway. In fact, he has four top 10s in eight starts there.
Erik Jones (+10000)
Jones continues to search for his first win of the season after finishing 18th at the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway. If anything, that’s his best performance in five races. Jones has a pair of top 10s in eight career appearances at Dover International Speedway, including his fourth-place finish there during the 2018 Gander Outdoors 400.
Ryan Newman (+10000)
Despite being pegged as a long shot by the odds, Newman doesn’t seem to be a bad value pick to win the 2021 Drydene 400. For one, he’s got three wins at Dover International Speedway in his career.
Martin Truex Jr. wins the 2021 Drydene 400.
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