Food City 250 Odds

The NASCAR Nationwide Series resumes its 2009 season on Friday, Aug. 21 with the Food City 250 from Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn.

Points leader Kyle Busch is the pre-race favorite to win at Bristol, as he will be going for his seventh win of the season.

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Busch carries a betting line of +250 according to online sports book Sportsbook.com. Other short odds to win are Kevin Harvick (+450), Carl Edwards (+500), Clint Bowyer (+800), and Matt Kenseth (+800).

Busch leads the Nationwide series by 339 points and is tops of any driver with his six victories on the year. In 23 races, Busch has finished in the top 10 20 times and the top five 17 times. Busch has finished in the top three in the last 11 races.

Harvick has taken part in 15 Nationwide races and won one time in 2009. Harvick is the 2000 and 2001 winner of the Food City 250 and has finished in the top five in each of his last two Nationwide races.

Edwards sits second in the points standings and is coming off a 40th place finish last week at Michigan International Speedway, his worst finish in 2009.  Prior to last week, Edwards had finished sixth or better in his last eight races.

Bowyer has driven in just six races this year for the Nationwide series, and has finished in the top three in four of those outings, including a win on July 3 in the Subway Jalapeno 250.

Kenseth is a two-time winner of the Food City 250, with his most recent win coming in 2006. Kenseth ahs driven in eight Nationwide races in 2009 and has four top five finishes with one victory.

The Food City 250 will take place Friday, Aug. 21 from Bristol Motor Speedway at 8 p.m. ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Food City 250 – 2009 Food City 250 Bristol Motor Speedway – Aug. 21, 2009

Kyle Busch +250

Kevin Harvick +450

Carl Edwards +500

Clint Bowyer +800

Matt Kenseth +800

Brad Keselowski +1000

Kasey Kahne +1000

Ryan Newman +1000

Jason Leffler +1800

David Reutimman +1800

Brad Coleman +2000

David Ragan +2000

Reed Sorrenson +3000

Field +1000

2009 Food City 250 Information

Race Date: Friday, Aug. 21

Location: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.

Pre-Race: 7:30 PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 8:13 p.m.

TV Coverage: ESPN2

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (250 laps)

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Posted: 8/19/09 4:55PM ET

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