NASCAR picks are our specialty here at Cappers Info, and we’re set to bring you the best on the track this week for the Food City 500!
NASCAR Preview: Food City 500
Date: Sunday, March 18th, 1:00 (ET)
Location: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
Television Coverage: FOX
Kyle Busch (5.50 to 1 Odds To Win Food City 500 at 5Dimes): There is no doubt that Busch is the man that is favored to win here at Bristol, as he has had a great career on this track and on the short tracks in general. He has eight wins in 42 races in his career on short tracks, and he is far better on these types of tracks than the rest of the tracks in the NASCAR circuit. Here at Bristol, matters are even better for Busch, as he has five wins and 10 Top 10 finishes in 14 races, and he has an average finishing position of 9.1. That’s about as good as it gets in the big leagues of NASCAR, and that is going to make Busch a force to be reckoned with even though he hasn’t had the greatest season in the world.
Tony Stewart (15 to 1 Odds To Win Food City 500 at 5Dimes): Stewart didn’t have the greatest runs in the world at the Daytona 500 and the Subway Fresh Fit 500, but he made amends by running a relatively dominating race at the Kobalt Tools 400 in Sin City. Now, “Smoke” is going to be heading to Bristol, and though he hasn’t had the greatest career in the world on the short tracks, especially since starting his own team, but he is definitely a dangerous player in every single race. There is just no way that Stewart is going to be out of the discussion in any race that he is going to start, and though this is going to be a tough go on Sunday, he is always going to be in contention in all likelihood.
Greg Biffle (10 to 1 Odds To Win Food City 500 at 5Dimes): Biffle is up on the rest of the field by 10 points this year in the Sprint Cup standings, and though we are only talking about a few races, we know that this could be the microcosm to a big time change in the guard. Biffle has finished in the Top 5 in all three of his races this year, and now, he is going to open up on the pole here in Bristol. Qualifying means more on the short tracks than anywhere else, especially knowing how quickly drivers will be out of the lead lap if there aren’t all that many cautions, relatively speaking. Biffle could become the man of the hour, and this might be the day that he goes from being a bridesmaid in the Top 5 to a bride in the winner’s circle.
Jeff Gordon (9 to 1 Odds To Win Food City 500 at 5Dimes): Normally, you see us take a few big dogs, but in this race, we think that we are going to see the chalks dominate the race. Because of the inconsistency of these races at Bristol, it is a dangerous prospect to do this, but Gordon always seems to be hanging around on this track. The Rainbow Warrior has 21 Top 10 finishes in his 38 career races at Bristol Motor Speedway, and he also has five victories. That winning percentage is a heck of a good enough percentage for us to back the No. 24 at this price.