There’s no sleeping in NASCAR. That should be especially true this week, with the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race scheduled to take off at Texas Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson is a heavy favorite to win this event, but don’t forget about the other drivers whose odds offer great value such as the three stars we’ve listed below.
Sleeper Picks and Predictions for the NASCAR All-Star Race NASCAR Cup Series Race on June 13, 2021
Where: Texas Motor Speedway
When: Sunday, June 13, 2021, green flag at 6:00 PM ET
Alex Bowman (+1600)
Bowman is on some kind of a roll. Apart from winning two races already this season, the Team Hendrick Sports driver has also made it to the top 10 in each of his last four races, which includes his win in Dover back in May. At Sonoma Raceway last Sunday, Bowman placed ninth, so there’s legitimate momentum behind him going into the All-Star race. Moreover, Bowman has two top 5s in his last three starts at Texas Motor Speedway. He was fifth in both the 2019 AAA Texas 500 and in the 2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500. So far this season, Bowman has two wins, four top 5s, and eight top 10s.
Kurt Busch (+3300)
Busch had not made it to the top 10 in 12 starts in a row since he finished eighth in Miami way back in February. That streak finally ended over the weekend, when he placed sixth in Sonoma. Speaking of streaks, Busch has a mean one at Texas Motor Speedway, where he has placed inside the top 10 in all of his last eight starts there, dating back to 2017. Also, since February 2018, Busch has a career average finish of 7.83 in six starts on that track to go with 41 laps led. In 36 career starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Busch has managed to come up with an impressive 13.86 average finish.
Austin Dillon (+2800)
Dillon is still winless this season, but he has a top-five finish and six top 10s. He has cracked the top top 15 in all of his last five starts, including a sixth-place performance in Charlotte late last month. He’s been pretty decent at Texas Motor Speedway, too. Dillion has a career average finish of 19.06 there across 16 starts, but he’s been better there of late. He has a win and two top 10s along with a 12.5 average finish in his last six starts on that track since February 2018. He won the 2018 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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