First Data 500 Predictions

NASCAR First Data 500 Predictions 10/28/18, Who Will Win?

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series begins its third stage of the Chase this afternoon when it waves the green flag for the First Data 500. Here’s three drivers we like to contend for the victory.

According to the latest oddsmakers, Kyle Busch is favored at home, as he is getting 5/2 odds to win. Other short odds to prevail are Brad Keselowski (5/1), Clint Bowyer (11/2) and Martin Truex Jr. (6/1). The First Data 500 takes place today at 2:30PM ET from Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. The race will air live on the NBC Sports Network.

Bet on NASCAR Odds        

52013 Kyle Busch 5/2

Busch is the favorite today and has the points lead coming into this race at Martinsville. Over his career, Busch has picked up two victories at this track. His average finish over 26 races there is 12.7, while his driver rating is 103.5. Busch is comfortably in first place in the point standings, but still could use a win to secure his spot in the final race.

52007 Denny Hamlin 14/1

While Hamlin doesn’t have a chance to win the season title anymore, he can still pick up a win today at a track he is very strong at. Hamlin has five wins at Martinsville in his career and an average finish of 10.1 over 25 races. He has a driver rating of 106.3 at the track, which is second best in the field. Hamlin hasn’t had a 2018 season to remember, so he will be eager to pick up a victory to give himself something positive to end the year on.

52025 Kurt Busch 25/1

Busch finds himself in seventh place in the point standings, with his chance at a championship still alive. He is listed with some long odds today due to three DNF’s at Martinsville in his career. Despite that, he also is a two-time winner at this track. Give all that is at stake for Busch, I think he provides a lot of value. He knows he likely needs a win over these next three races to make that winner-take-all race for the title. Look for him to be aggressive today and do all he can to get that needed win.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Bojangles' Southern 500 on Sun, Sep 2019 by Shazman
NASCAR Bristol Night Race on Sat, Aug 2019 by Shazman
NASCAR Consumers Energy 400 on Sun, Aug 2019 by Shazman
NASCAR Watkins Glen Preview on Sun, Aug 2019 by Shazman
NASCAR Gander RV 400 Preview on Sat, Jul 2019 by Shazman
Loading...

NASCAR Predictions & Odds

Thumbnail Ford EcoBoost 400 Predictions The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series wraps up its season with the running of the Ford EcoBoost 400. Here’s three drivers we like for today’s championship race.
Thumbnail Bluegreen Vacations 500 Picks The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will set the field for the final race for the title today when drivers compete in the Bluegreen Vacations 500. Here’s three...
Thumbnail AAA Texas 500 Predictions The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series is winding down with just three races remaining. Up next is the AAA Texas 500. Here’s...
Thumbnail First Data 500 Predictions The third stage of the NASCAR postseason gets underway this afternoon with the First Data 500. Here’s three drivers we like to...
Thumbnail Hollywood Casino 400 Predictions The second stage of the 2019 NASCAR postseason concludes this afternoon with the running of the Hollywood Casino 400. Here’s three drivers we like to contend for...

Nascar Headlines