After a successful week of NASCAR betting picks for last weekend’s race at Texas, I decided to make this a weekly thing.
I know what you’re thinking. “Hey Justin, why the hell did you decide to start writing NASCAR betting blogs out of nowhere?” Answer:
*Disclaimer: I don’t drink as much as this GIF implies because I’m washed up but I do know some things about NASCAR. And it’s the first GIF that came to mind. Game Of Thrones July 17. Can’t wait (Bart Scott voice).
Last week I messed around and gave five picks for you degenerate gamblers to choose from: A sleeper pick, a value pick, my personal pick, and the two safest picks. I’m going to do the same thing here. We had a little bit of beginners luck last week as I correctly picked the struggling Jimmie Johnson to bounce back with a victory at Texas. I’m looking to carry that momentum into Bristol, but it’s an absolute shitshow of a race to predict. Arguably the most exciting track on the circuit, it’s known as the “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile”. Anything can happen here, but there are some guys who stand out above the rest as we enter race weekend.
*odds are according to Westgate Sportsbook
Let’s get down to business:
Sleeper Pick: Ryan Newman (30:1 odds)
Feeling lucky? Put a little money down on Newman and you might be in for a pleasant surprise. He has two career top fives and sixteen top 10s at Bristol. Obviously no wins is a red flag but that’s why we call this a sleeper pick. Newman will be starting 13th and his experience at the track combined with a little luck could be all it takes for you to rake in the $ this weekend.
Value Pick: Clint Bowyer (25:1 odds)
Clint Bowyer was my value pick for Texas and chances are he’ll be a value pick plenty of times in the future. 25:1 odds for Bowyer at Bristol is just silly. He’s a seasoned veteran who always seems to be in the mix and this is the kind of circuit where absolutely anything can happen. It’s not the safest pick in the world, but if you’re looking for value then go with Bowyer.
My Pick: Chase Elliott (8:1 odds)
Elliot is starting second at Bristol (starting positions determined by points standings). The 21-year-old has yet to win a race in his young career, but he’s due, and Bristol would be the perfect place for him to go down Victory Lane for the first time.
Two Safest Picks: Brad Keselowski & Kyle Larson (6:1 odds)
Larson leads the Cup standings. Keselowski is a safe pick week after week and has a history of success at Bristol. If you want to be boring (but have the safest chance at earning some cash) pick one of these drivers.