Going Chalk With The Favorite In Saturday Night’s Quaker State 400

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 3:12 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2019 3:12 PM UTC

NASCAR’s Cup Series makes its annual visit to Kentucky Speedway for the running of the Quaker State 400 this Saturday night. The prime time start on NBC Sports Network is 7:30 p.m.
<div><p>Sometimes it pays to stretch the odds betting on a driver a bit further down the NASCAR’s futures list to win and sometimes it makes all the sense in the world to simply bet the favorite as a top-valued pick.</p><p>Following a jumbled finishing order at Daytona last Sunday with Justin Haley in first place and William Byron in second as huge longshots, it is time to get back to basics by going chalk on <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4579&amp;book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sortsbook">5Dimes</a> betting odds to win this week’s race.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Martin Truex Jr. +380</strong></p><p>Truex has more than proven that he knows the way to Victory Lane with four previous Cup Series wins this year. He is tied with Kyle Busch in that department and fifth in the current standings with 597 total points. The No. 19 Toyota has been the model of consistency this season with 11<sup>th</sup> runs inside the top 10 through the first 18 point races on the schedule. Since winning at Richmond earlier in the season, this team has placed inside the top three drivers in half of its previous 10 events.</p><p>The main reason why <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/more-sports/" target="_blank" title="More Sports Picks &amp; Predictions">I am going chalk with Truex as the favorite to win this Saturday night</a>, is a pair of victories in the last two Cup Series event at Kentucky Speedway. With that kind of momentum on his side, the No. 19 Toyota has the inside track to a third-straight trip to the Winner’s Circle.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Chase Elliott +1100</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/more-sports/nascar-cup-series-picks-coke-zero-sugar-400/90912" target="_blank">Last Sunday’s run at Daytona</a> ended early in one of many wrecks, but I am looking for the No. 9 Chevrolet to get back on track this Saturday night in Kentucky. Following a victory at Talladega, Elliott went on to finish inside the top five in each of his next four races. Things have spun in the opposite direction lately with four-straight finishes outside the top 10. Despite the recent issues, Elliott has his team in seventh place in the current standings with a total of 585 points. He has always been one of my favorite Cup Series young guns in his fourth season racing at <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/nascar-betting/" target="_blank" title="NASCAR Betting Forum">NASCAR’s </a>highest level.</p><p>This will be his fourth trip around Kentucky Speedway in a Cup Series event with mixed results in the first three races. The highlight was a run inside the Top 3 in third place in 2017. He faded to 13<sup>th</sup> in this event last season.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Ryan Blaney +2200</strong></p><p>Blaney is another young gun that routinely grabs my attention at longer odds. He is still looking to cross the finish line first this season, but he has had his chances driving the No. 12 Ford with five Top 5 runs. Last Sunday’s effort also ended in a wreck that dropped him to 36<sup>th</sup> in final running order. This ended a streak of three-straight Top 10 runs, including a third-place finish on the road course at Sonoma. Blaney’s complete racing resume this season has been strong enough to hold down 11<sup>th</sup> place in the current standings with 508 total points, but he knows that the only guarantee for making the 16-driver playoff is a win in one of the remaining eight regular-season events.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;DraftKings / Fantasy Live Preview for Kentucky&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I have the DFS NASCAR Strategy to help you win this week. Also, the Fantasy Live picks are now beating 99.3% of the competition. There is still time to win your league so check out the picks...&lt;a href=\"https://t.co/rnTCPbv3Wt\"&gt;https://t.co/rnTCPbv3Wt&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/P5i03Db5hT\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/P5i03Db5hT&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— FantasyRacingTips.com (@MrFantasyNASCAR) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/MrFantasyNASCAR/status/1148735343337910272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;9 de julho de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>This is Blaney’s fourth full-time season in the Cup Series so his past experience at Kentucky is rather limited. There is some betting value in the fact that he is moving in the right direction with a second-place finish at this track last season after taking 10<sup>th</sup> in this event in 2017.</p></div>
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