|Brad Keselowski is 7-to-1 to win at Bristol Sunday|
LAS VEGAS -- The LVH SuperBook has installed Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch as 5-to-1 co-favorites to win Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the world’s fastest half-mile track.
It may seem odd that Johnson has been given co-favorite status at Bristol with Busch, since Busch has five career wins at the track to Johnson’s one, but it’s more a matter of the Gen-6 car and Johnson being fast on three vastly different tracks this season. There’s no reason to suggest Johnson won’t be just as good this week.
Johnson’s lone win at Bristol came in spring of 2010, but he experienced his share of the track's wrath during the first half of his career. Johnson, however, has been one of the best there since 2009. He’s finished ninth or better in seven of his last eight Bristol starts. In his last four runs, Johnson has finished third, fourth, ninth and second.
Busch fits into that legendary Bristol category of drivers gobbling up wins in bunches over short periods of time. We’ve seen greats of the past like David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip and Rusty Wallace pileup Bristol victories during their reigns. Recently, we saw Kurt Busch win five Bristol races over a nine race stretch, and then Kyle Busch do the same. In each case, regardless of the track layout, it took a certain type of attitude to dominate this track over stretches.
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