The fourth and last race this May is expected to happen this coming weekend in Bristol, where all drivers will look to get as many points as they can to improve their standings in the NASCAR Cup Series. We have already taken an in-depth look at the favorites to win the race, but will one of the sleepers we have listed below pull off a victory instead? Let’s see who has what it takes.
Sleeper Picks and Predictions for the Food City 500 NASCAR Cup Series Race on May 31 2020
Where: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol
When: Sunday, May 31, 2020, green flag at 3:30 PM ET
Line: View current odds for Food City 500
Kurt Busch (odds)
While Kyle is the more popular Busch, Kurt is just right behind his younger sibling when it comes to all-time success in Bristol. In fact, Kurt has six wins at Bristol Motor Speedway in 38 career appearances there. For comparison, Kyle has eight in 28 races. Kurt has also finished no worse than ninth in four of his last five starts at the said track, with his last win there occurring in 2018 during the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.
Matt DiBenedetto (odds)
DiBenedetto has not won anything yet this season, but what’s more important to him is that he remains on the inside track for a slot in the playoffs. DiBenedetto, who finished 17th at the Coca Cola 600 in Charlotte and ninth at the Toyota 500 in Darlington, made quite an impression the last time he was in Bristol, finishing second at the 2020 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. DiBenedetto has two top 10s and five top 20s to go with a 17.9 average finish in 10 starts in Bristol.
Erik Jones (odds)
Jones’ last two starts at Bristol Motor Speedway weren’t exceptional, going 22nd at the 2019 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race and 24th at the 2019 Food City 500. Although he stumbled last Thursday with a 26th-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he’s been solid overall since the resumption of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series, with three top 11s in his first three starts this May. That could be a sign that he’ll discover his early form in Bristol when he finished inside the top five in two of his first three starts at Bristol Motor Speedway.
View final prediction for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway here.
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