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Who the betting public thinks will win the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol

Kyle Larson is a big favorite on dirt and the betting public is playing it safe in their picks for Monday’s NASCAR Cup Series race.

A general view of cars and officials in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 26, 2021 in Bristol, Tennessee. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

NASCAR has a rare Monday race as rain in Bristol, Tennessee washed out the entire weekend. The Cup Series and Truck Series will run their respective races on Monday in a rare dirt track event. The Cup Series has not run a dirt track race since 1970, and so Monday’s Food City Dirt Race will be a unique one.

Kyle Larson is a sizable favorite to win this race at DraftKings Sportsbook. He has extensive dirt track experience of late, including ownership of a dirt racing team. Familiarity is critical for driving, whether it be course surface or just course setup. Larson is installed at +300, with fellow dirt track driver Christopher Bell second in odds at +800.

It’s no surprise the two of them also leading in betting splits. DraftKings provided a look at the top ten most bet drivers for this race and Larson is getting a quarter of the handle and 13% of total bets. Usually we see a closer split given how easily a wreck can shake things up in a given race, but the public is backing the favored Larson to a significant degree.

Kyle Larson (+300): 25% handle, 13% bets
Christopher Bell (+800): 9% handle, 7% bets
Kyle Busch (+1200): 8% handle, 7% bets
Austin Dillon (+1800): 6% handle, 5% bets
Chase Elliott (+1200): 5% handle, 5% bets
Ryan Blaney (+1500): 4% handle, 4% bets
Denny Hamlin (+1500): 4% handle, 4% bets
Chase Briscoe (+1200): 4% handle, 4% bets
Alex Bowman (+1300): 3% handle, 3% bets
Joey Logano (+2200): 3% handle, 3% bets

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