1000Bulbs.com 500 Predictions
The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series waves the green flag for the 1000Bulbs.com 500 later this afternoon. Here’s the drivers we like to contend for the win on this fast track.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Brad Keselowski is the favorite this week, as he is listed with 7/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Chase Elliott (15/2), Joey Logano (8/1) and Kyle Busch (10/1). The 1000Bulbs.com 500 takes place Sunday at 2PM ET from Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. The race will air live on NBC.
52001 Brad Keselowski 7/1
Nobody has really overwhelming odds today as Talladega can always be unpredictable, but Keselowski certainly has some numbers you have to like. He has five wins at this track in his career and is a two-time winner of this very race. He comes into today’s race as the defending champion and can use a good run. Keselowski is just seventh in the point standings with two races left in this stage. He has to stay in the top 8.
52017 Joey Logano 8/1
Logano is another driver that has a good history at Talladega. He is a three-time winner at this track and a two-time winner of this very race. Logano also won the spring race at this track for his lone win of 2018. Logano finds himself in fourth place in the standings right now. While that gives him a little breathing room, he still could use a win to lock up his spot in the final eight.
52010 Clint Bowyer 12/1
Clint Bowyer is a driver with good value as he needs a strong run and really could use the win. He finds himself in 10th place right now, which is below the cut line for stage three with two races to go. Bowyer has already won twice in his career at Talladega, so he should come into this race with confidence and aggression. If Bowyer can avoid the big wreck or any pit mistakes, I like his chances to get you a big payday.