Will Kansas Speedway see a seventh completely different winner in seven races on Sunday?
Six drivers have received the final six races on the 1.5-mile monitor since Denny Hamlin received the second race of 2019 and the primary race of 2020. And given the best way issues have gone to date in 2023, a seventh winner in seven doesn’t appear all that unlikely on Sunday (2 p.m. ET, FS1).
Each of the drivers within the high six within the Cup Series factors standings by way of the primary 11 races of the season both hasn’t received at Kansas not too long ago or hasn’t received on the monitor in any respect. The quickest driver of 2023 (William Byron) hasn’t received at Kansas himself both.
Whoever wins Sunday’s race may be very more likely to not win on the monitor within the fall in the course of the postseason. While 4 drivers have received consecutive races at Kansas because the monitor opened in 2001, Martin Truex Jr. is the one driver to win each races in a season because it began internet hosting two races a 12 months in 2011. Truex swept the 2017 races on the monitor on the best way to his solely Cup Series title.
Kyle Larson enters the race as the motive force on high of the board as he continues to be the weekly favourite. Larson’s solely win of the season to date got here at Martinsville and three completely different drivers have received the primary three intermediate monitor races of the season. Kyle Busch received at Fontana, William Byron received at Las Vegas and Joey Logano received at Atlanta.
Logano’s win at Atlanta got here all the best way again in the midst of March because the Cup Series hasn’t been to an intermediate monitor race since. The beneficial properties groups have made on their intermediate packages might be on show on Sunday with such a spot between the March 5 race at Las Vegas and the race at Kansas. Does that profit Hendrick Motorsports after its drivers completed 1-2-3 in Vegas? Or will somebody shut the hole?
Here’s what you could know to guess Sunday’s race by way of BetMGM.
Kyle Larson (+500)
Denny Hamlin (+700)
William Byron (+800)
Tyler Reddick (+800)
Martin Truex Jr. (+900)
Christopher Bell (+900)
Larson received the autumn race in 2021 at Kansas and has eight top-10 finishes in 16 begins. Hamlin is tied with Kevin Harvick for probably the most wins amongst energetic drivers on the monitor (3) however has simply 12 high 10s in 29 begins. Byron has six top-10 finishes in 10 begins however only one high 5.
Reddick scored high 10s in two of his first 4 begins on the monitor however hasn’t completed higher than twenty second in his final three begins. Truex has completed exterior the highest 10 simply as soon as since he was eleventh within the 2016 fall race and Bell’s finishes the final three Kansas races have steadily improved from eighth to fifth to 3rd.
Kyle Larson, William Byron, Christopher Bell and Denny Hamlin are all among the many favorites for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)
Good mid-tier worth
Bubba Wallace (+1800)
Joey Logano (+1800)
Wallace is seeking to grow to be the fifth driver to go back-to-back at Kansas after successful the autumn race. His two top-10 finishes at Kansas have come within the final two races. Logano additionally has three wins on the monitor however has completed seventeenth in three of the final 4 races since he received the 2020 fall race.
Don’t guess this driver
Suarez has simply two top-10 finishes in 12 begins at Kansas and his Trackhouse group doesn’t appear to have the velocity it did a season in the past.
Looking for an extended shot?
Berry is making his first Cup Series begin at Kansas however completed seventh within the 2022 Xfinity Series race on the monitor. He’s in Sunday’s race instead of the injured Alex Bowman at Hendrick Motorsports and will have a automobile able to a win. He’s in the perfect gear of any driver at these odds.