Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kansas Betting Preview: 2017 Hollywood Casino 400

Does Kyle Busch have "The Car" this week?
Wow, the race at Talladega SuperSpeedway on Sunday really shook up the standings as over half the field wrecked, including Las Vegan Kyle Busch -- one of the favorites to win the championship -- who now has to almost win this week at Kansas Speedway in order to advance to the Round of Eight in NASCAR's Playoffs.

“We’re going to do the same things we’ve always done – same preparation, nothing different," said Busch who is seven-points behind the eighth-place transfer position. "I think we need to go in there and do our best to be prepared and when it comes to race time, try to limit our mistakes. I think that helped out there over the years and that has turned our team into a contender every time we race there, now. We’ll just do the same things this time around. It’s no different than what we typically do each and every week, though. I know Adam (Stevens, crew chief) will have a good M&M’S Halloween Camry and we will keep doing what we’ve been doing well all year long and see where the points fall for us if we can’t get a win.”

I'm told by someone well versed in the situation that Busch has "The Car" this week. We'll see.

Kansas Speedway is a 1.5-mile cookie cutter layout with moderate banking and will be the ninth of 11 races on those type this season. This will be the second time this season they've raced at Kansas, the first coming in May won by Martin Truex Jr. who also led the most laps. This dude is almost unbeatable on these type of tracks this season. He's won five of the eight races on 1.5s this season, including the last three. The last race on this type of track was at Charlotte two weeks ago, which Truex also won.

It's hard to make a case for anyone but Truex to win this week which is why he's going to be a short favorite. Think of a price like Clayton Kershaw going against a rookie on the Marlins. That's what Truex is this week. Yes, he's the Cy Young of NASCAR on 1.5's. There are 39 other drivers, but no team has these tracks figured like the No. 78 squad.

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12:00 PM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
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