NASCAR at Martinsville: Odds, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch for STP 500

Kyle Busch is on a fantastic run right now and any odds post must start with him.

And coming into a week with two successive wins and a race at a track at which he has three career victories, Busch is the guy to beat once more. He’s the favorite heading into the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the shortest track in NASCAR.

This week includes a few interesting storylines as Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. butted heads, and cars, at last season’s playoff race in Martinsville while Logano came away with the win.

Logano has seven top-10 finishes in his last 10 races at Martinsville including that win last year while Truex is no slouch himself with six top-seven finishes in his last seven attempts in the half-mile track. These guys could fight it out again for the win, but they’ll likely be fighting Busch for the victory.

Now it would be foolish to pick anyone but Busch to win and that is what we’re doing. He is outdriving everyone in NASCAR and has the best car. He has a fantastic opportunity this week to maneuver Richard Petty along with his 201st career win in NASCAR’s top three series.

The STP 500 can be seen Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FS1.

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