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The FireKeepers Casino 400 gets underway later this afternoon. Here are some of the drivers we like to contend for today’s victory.

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kyle Larson is listed as the favorite with 9/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr., who each have 13/2 odds. The FireKeepers Casino 400 takes place today from Michigan International Speedway. The race is slated to begin at 3PM ET.

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Brad Keselowski has 7/1 odds to win today and I like those odds for him on his home track. While he has never won there, he has eight top-5 finishes and an average finish of 12.33 at the track. His driver rating there is 93.3, which is one of the better ratings in today’s field. I think Keselowski will make a strong push for his third win today and celebrate in front of his hometown fans.

Kevin Harvick also has 7/1 odds to win today. Normally Harvick is among the favorites, but not this week, which I think is a mistake. Harvick has some of the best numbers of any driver at MIS. He is a former winner with 10 top-5 finishes. His average finish at the track is 12.7 and his driver rating there is 94.0. Harvick has been steady all season, sitting third in the point standings, but he has yet to get a win this year. Harvick is a little more desperate today, as he wants to punch his ticket to the Chase sooner rather than later. I like him to be one of the top drivers today.

Joey Logano has 10/1 odds to win today’s race. Michigan International Speedway has been one of his best tracks. He is a two-time winner at MIS and an average finish of 12.6. His 97.0 driver rating at this track ranks fourth in today’s field. Logano has had some struggles this year, but I think returning to Michigan will be the spark he needs to get some momentum going.

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