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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