The Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are just eight months away and Kyle Busch is the +250 preferred to lift the trophy at the end of the season. But he trails reigning champion Joey Logano in the standings at this point and you’re able to get Logano in +800.
Intertops has Busch as the favored in +250 followed by Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. at +600, Brad Keselowski and Logano in +800, Chase Elliott in +900, and Denny Hamlin in +1600 to round out the top drivers on the oddsboard.
No Worth On Harvick
Despite having the ability to locate Kevin Harvick third in the Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings, I think he is very overvalued at +600 to win the championship this year. He is not the dominant force he’s been over the past few years, failing to drive to victory lane yet this year and with just five top-five finishes and three stage wins.
I really do believe Harvick will qualify for a playoff place unless something catastrophic occurs within the upcoming few weeks, but progressing throughout the playoff stages will prove difficult if he can’t find his mojo from this past year. That having been said, keep an eye on him as the season progresses if he could get back in a groove, as he’s finished on the podium at Homestead-Miami, the last race of this year, in four of the previous five races.
Busch Has Been Competitive At Homestead-Miami
There’s not any question that Kyle Busch will be in the playoffs and will be up on the wheel looking to advance through the phases. The Nevada native is tied together with Martin Truex Jr. for the season high in wins so far, with each catching four thirds episodes. Furthermore, he has the most top-five and top-10 finishes this year.
What makes Busch a decent bet is that when it comes to crunch time in Homestead-Miami to win the tournament, he’s very strong. He has finished in the top five of the previous seven runnings at that track, leading laps at each of the last four, and he even won the 2015 race. I really don’t like to wager on a futures contract with such low likelihood of +250, but it may be the best price you can buy him he will definitely be in the hunt.
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