NASCAR Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Betting Odds & Pick

NASCAR Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Betting Odds & Pick

NASCAR betting returns to the short track of Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee this weekend.

The Sprint Cup and XFinity Series are also in action, while the Trucks Series is off.

Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson held off Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. last Saturday night to win the Duck Commander 500 for his fifth victory at Texas Motor Speedway and how we head to Bristol.

Sunday’s Sprint Cup race was renamed the Food City 500 In support of Steve Byrnes And Stand Up To Cancer to support FOX broadcaster Steve Byrnes’ ongoing battle with cancer. It begins at 1 p.m. Eastern on FOX. Carl Edwards won the 2014 race.

NASCAR Betting Schedule For the Weekend Of April 17-19

Friday

  • Noon-1:25 p.m.: Sprint Cup practice, FOX Sports 1
  • 1:30 -2:25 p.m.: XFINITY Series practice, FOX Sports 1
  • 3-4:25 p.m.: XFINITY Series final practice, FOX Sports 1
  • 4:45 p.m.: Sprint Cup Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 1

Saturday

  • 8:30-9:25 a.m.: Sprint Cup practice, FOX Sports 1
  • 9:45 a.m.: XFINITY Series Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 1
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.: Sprint Cup final practice, FOX Sports 1
  • 1:30 p.m.: XFINITY Series Drive to Stop Diabetes 300, FOX Sports 1

Sunday

  • 1 p.m.: Sprint Cup Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer, FOX

A Closer Look At My NASCAR Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Betting Picks

Another weekend with Kevin Harvick as the NASCAR betting favorite to win at 5/1 odds. Brad Keselowski follows at 11/2.

Joey Logano (6/1), Jimmie Johnson (7/1) and Kurt Busch (7/1) are also among the drivers expected to contend for the checkered flag on the Tennessee short track.

Defending Bristol spring race winner Carl Edwards will go for his fourth victory at the track, came in at 10/1, same as Jeff Gordon.

Pole qualifying is Friday at 4:45 p.m. Eastern and can be seen on FOX Sports 1.

Keep reading to get the odds for the all drivers:

5/5 Star Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Betting Pick: Kurt Busch +650

Busch has had great success at Bristol Motor Speedway. Out of 24 races at Bristol, Busch has garnered 5 wins and 6 Top 5 finishes. He’s done this even though he’s won only a single pole at Bristol.

Kurt’s last win at the Food City 500 was in 2006. Maybe, he’s due. More importantly, he’s got 2 Top 5 finishes and he’s won 2 poles out of only 4 races this season. Even his fourteenth place finishes at the STP 500 and at the Duck Commander 500 signal that the cars are in good shape and Busch is driving well. It won’t be easy, winning any race is tough, but Kurt Busch looks good at the odds.

3/5 Star Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Betting Pick: Brad Keselowski +550

The odds seem short on Keselowski going into the Food City 500. But, then you look at the stats and you have to wonder if +550 make Keselowski an overlay. He’s been nothing short of brilliant so far in 2015.

After the debacle that was the Daytona 500, where BK finished forty-first, he’s run off 6 straight Top 10 finishes including a win in the Auto Club 400. Keselowski has 2 wins out of 6 races at Bristol. If Busch and his team make a single mistake during the race, Brad Keselowski is probably the guy that’s going to be there to take advantage.

Again, the odds are short, but it’s hard to argue against anybody looking to cash on this guy.

Underdog Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Betting Pick:  Kasey Kahne +1800

Kahne has no wins at Bristol Motor Speedway. Out of 18 races at the track, he has 3 Top 5 finishes. He’s won only a single pole. Kahne’s average finish at Bristol is 19.2 while the average start is 13.2.

But, so far, 2015 hasn’t been all that bad. Although Kahne only has a single Top 5 finish from 7 races, he’s done well enough to get into the Top 10 in 3 out of 7 and he finished eleventh at the STP 500. He could turn it around here at big odds.

Odds To Win NASCAR’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

  • Kevin Harvick #4 – 5/1
  • Brad Keselowski #2 – 11/2
  • Joey Logano #22 – 6/1
  • Jimmie Johnson #48 – 7/1
  • Kurt Busch #41 – 7/1
  • Matt Kenseth #20 – 8/1
  • Carl Edwards #19 – 10/1
  • Jeff Gordon #24 – 10/1
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 – 12/1
  • Denny Hamlin #11 – 12/1
  • Kyle Larson #42 – 18/1
  • Kasey Kahne #5 – 22/1
  • Martin Truex Jr. #78 – 25/1
  • David Ragan #18 – 40/1
  • Ryan Newman #31 – 40/1
  • Tony Stewart #14 – 40/1
  • Jamie McMurray #1 – 50/1
  • Clint Bowyer #15 – 66/1
  • Greg Biffle #16 – 66/1
  • Paul Menard #27 – 66/1
  • Austin Dillon #3 – 100/1
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 – 100/1
  • A.J. Allmendinger #4 – 300/1
  • Aric Almirola #43 – 300/1
  • Brett Moffitt #55 – 300/1
  • Casey Mears #13 – 300/1
  • Danica Patrick #10 – 300/1
  • Trevor Bayne #6 – 300/1
  • Justin Allgaier #51 – 500/1
  • Sam Hornish Jr. #9 – 500/1
  • Alex Bowman #7 – 1000/1
  • Alex Kennedy #33 – 1000/1
  • Brendan Gaughan #62 – 1000/1
  • Chris Buescher #34 – 1000/1
  • Cole Whitt #35 – 1000/1
  • David Gilliland #38 – 1000/1
  • J.J Yeley #23 – 1000/1
  • Jeb Burton #26 – 1000/1
  • Josh Wise #98 – 1000/1
  • Landon Cassill #40 – 1000/1
  • Matt Dibenedetto #83 – 1000/1
  • Michael Annett #46 – 1000/1
  • Michael McDowell #95 – 1000/1
  • Mike Bliss #32 – 1000/1
  • Ron Hornaday #30 – 1000/1