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

Kyle Busch is about a great run right now and any chances post has to begin with him.

And coming right into per week with two successive wins and a race at a track where he has three career victories, Busch is the man to beat once again. He is the favorite heading into the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the shortest track in NASCAR.

This week has a couple of interesting storylines as Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. butted heads, and cars, at last year’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 season while Truex is no slouch himself with six top-seven finishes in his past seven attempts in the half-mile track. These men will fight it out for the win, but they will likely be fighting Busch for the success.

Now it would be foolish to pick anyone but Busch to win and that’s what we’re doing. He has the best car and can be outdriving everybody in NASCAR in the moment. He’s got a great opportunity this week to pass Richard Petty with his 201st career win in NASCAR’s top three series.

The STP 500 could be viewed Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FS1.

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