The NASCAR Cup Series will follow up last weekend’s Big Machine 400 with the Quaker State 400 Sunday at Kentucky Speedway. The race will begin at 62:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on FS1.
DraftKings Sportsbook has the information on who bettors favor ahead of the race, and we break down the betting splits for some of the public’s favorites here.
Kyle Busch (+600): 21% handle, 13% bets
Denny Hamlin (+650): 13% handle, 16% bets
Brad Keselowski (+800): 10% handle, 12% bets
Kevin Harvick (+400): 10% handle, 10% bets
Chase Elliott (+800): 9% handle, 7% bets
Martin Truex Jr. (+650): 9% handle, 10% bets
Alex Bowman (+2000): 7% handle, 4% bets
Ryan Blaney (+1200): 6% handle, 5% bets
Aric Almirola (+2800): 3% handle, 2% bets
Kurt Busch (+2000): 3% handle, 4% bets
Kyle Busch has the second best odds to win this race, but is heavily favored by bettors. He leads all competitors with 21 percent of the handle. He’s notched three straight top five finishes at Kentucky and has cracked the top 10 eight times in nine starts. Busch is trailed by Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski in handle rank. Hamlin is tied the first place Kevin Harvick in wins this season with four and won the Pocono 350. Keselowski has more wins at Kentucky (3) than any other driver.
Kevin Harvick is fresh off a win at the Big Machine 400 and has the best odds to win at +400. However, he’s tied for third with 10 percent of the handle and is fourth in total bets percentage (10). Martin Truex Jr. has two Cup Series wins at Kentucky like Busch and has odds (+650) even with Hamlin’s. His 10 percent of total bets is even with Harvick’s mark, but he ranks fourth in handle at 9 percent.
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