NASCAR at Martinsville: Odds, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch for STP 500

Kyle Busch is about a great run right now and any odds post must start with him.

And coming right into per week with two consecutive wins and a race at a track where he has three career victories, Busch is the guy to beat once more. He is the favorite heading into the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the shortest track in NASCAR.

This week has a few intriguing storylines as Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. butted heads, and cars, at last year’s playoff race at Martinsville while Logano came away with the win.

Logano has seven top-10 finishes in his last 10 races at Martinsville including that triumph last season while Truex is no slouch himself with six top-seven finishes in his last seven efforts in the half-mile track. These men will fight it out again for the win, but they’ll probably be fighting Busch for the victory.

At this point it would be foolish to select anyone but Busch to win and that’s what we’re doing. He has the best auto and can be outdriving everyone in NASCAR at the moment. He has a great opportunity this week to pass Richard Petty along with his 201st career win in NASCAR’s top three series.

The STP 500 can be viewed Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FS1.

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