Harvick vs. Busch Odds
According to oddsmakers at online sports book Bodog.com Harvick is favored to win this pairing with odds of -135 while Busch has odds of -115 to win.
Kevin Harvick will start 15th in Sunday’s race while Busch will start 20th.
Harvick has one win in his career at Bristol with 9 top 5’s. His average finish is 12.3 and his driver rating at the track is 89.8, which is the eighth-best of any driver in the series. Harvick is currently 20th in the point standings as he has 1 DNF and 1 top 5 for the season.
Busch has five wins in his career at Bristol and his average finish at the track is 13.0 while his driver rating is 95.9, which is fifth-best in the series. Busch is currently tied for first in the season standings with Tony Stewart as he has finished in the top 10 of all three races this season.
Busch has the history on his side yet Harvick is favored. While Harvick may need a better showing given his slow start, Busch has the track record of success at Bristol to finish inside the top 10.
2011 Jeff Byrd 500 Matchup Odds – Kevin Harvick vs. Kurt Busch – Mar. 20
Kevin Harvick -135
Kurt Busch -115