The Joe Gibbs Racing team is looking to dominate the 5-Hour Energy 400 picks this weekend, which comes to you live from America’s heartland at the Kansas Speedway. The event formerly known as the STP 400 races in to your face Saturday, May 10th with the betting board closing at around 7:30pm EST. By the way, that’s Mother’s Day so don’t be a dink and pick up the phone.
Last year’s winner, Matt Kenseth, will return to defend his title as one of the top NACAR Sprint Cup Kansas picks this coming weekend as an 8-to-1 leader. He’s huddled closely to Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart. What do all those racers have in common?
Those are five of the biggest names on the circuit that have yet to win a race this season. Each of those drivers has won twice at the Kansas Speedway but none of them have been running as hot as Kevin Harvick lately. Harvick leads the way as the 5-to-1 favorite after picking up victory laps at Phoenix and Darlington earlier this season.
5-Hour Energy 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Kansas Picks
- Kevin Harvick +500
- Jimmie Johnson +600
- Jeff Gordon +800
- Brad Keselowski +800
- Matt Kenseth +800
- Joey Logano +1000
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. +1200
The strangest run in 5-Hour Energy 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Kansas picks has always been Carl Edwards, a Missouri native who loves this particular raceway. The problem is that he’s never won a race on his “home track”. That helps explain Edwards’ distant 20-to-1 odds behind the leaders.
If you’re looking at taking a real shot in the dark, however, Ryan Newman and his +4000 odds would like to have a word with you. Newman is a strong play when racing these 1.5-mile tracks, and has a history at Kansas as well. You can throw a flier bet his way and hope for the best. This is not a blind bet – Newman is probably the second or third best bet at Kansas this weekend and with a 40-to-1 return on investment, you don’t have to risk too much to get a lot back.
Right now, the best overall play on the board remains Kenseth. The Joe Gibbs Racing team product loves Kansas, and they’ve routinely preformed very well. Kenseth at 8-to-1 is posting an awesome value in terms of payback and probability, which is why he leads the way as my 5-Hour Energy 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup pick at the Kansas Speedway.