Thursday, April 6, 2017

Texas Betting Preview: 2017 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500

Kyle Busch has been amazing at Texas in his last nine starts.
We had a brief pit stop on the short track of Martinsville last weekend, which I absolutely loved, but now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series goes back to another big track where the new low downforce package is once again going to have a major impact.

We've already seen races at Atlanta, Las Vegas and Fontana where a few drivers dominated and now we get out first look at Texas Motor Speedway's high-banked, 1.5-mile layout this weekend.

Let's briefly review what happened on the three similar tracks. In the second race of the season at Atlanta, Kevin Harvick led 292 of 325 laps, but had a pit road speeding penalty allowing Brad Keselowski to get the victory and Kyle Larson would finish second.

At Las Vegas in the third race, Martin Truex Jr. led 150 laps to get his first victory there. Keselowski led 89 laps and finished fifth and Larson finished second. At Fontana two weeks ago, Larson led 110 laps, Keselowski finished second, and Truex led 73 laps and finished fourth.

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KYLE BUSCH, Driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing:

What are your thoughts heading into the Texas race next weekend with the track’s repave?

“Yeah, it’s going to be a whole new deal with the repave. I’m not a big fan of the repaves. But it’s a part of our schedule, it’s a part of our sport. Five years from now, six years from now, it’s going to be great. I’m looking forward to that aspect of it." 

"Right out of the gate, going there, trying to put rubber down, it’s slick, man. It’s so treacherous, hard to get a hold of, hard to understand what you’re feeling with your car, because you can think you’re tight, you’ve got all the grip in the world, you’re going around the corner, and then, ‘Boom,’ it just busts loose right out from under you with no warning. That’s the worst thing. That’s why the older racetracks, the more aged racetracks – the Atlantas, the Californias – you’re sliding the whole time, so you’re already against the slide. You don’t have maximum grip. You’re already playing with it and trying to get the most out of yourself and the car that you possibly can. You’re not just locked down, locked in solid, then it just jumps out from under you, you know." 

"I don’t necessarily look forward to repaves, but we’ve got one coming up, so we’ve got to do what we know and try and have a good run with our Interstate Batteries Camry. There’s really no homework to do. You can’t even watch last year’s races. You can’t look at anything besides the (Chris) Buescher YouTube video and just see what the place looks like so you don’t go in there blind. That’s about it.

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