NASCAR Odds, Picks & Predictions For The Food City Dirt Race At Bristol Motor Speedway

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Bristol baby.

It’s gonna be a wild one at Bristol Motor Speedway this evening. With the low visibility, the windshields, the black walls that you can’t see… more than a few drivers have already expressed their frustration with the setup for the Cup Series Food City Dirt Race.

Even experienced dirt racers like Kyle Larson, and last year’s race winner Joey Logano have said they’re not looking forward to the race.

That being said, with the way these cars and the track are set up, it might not run like the dirt tracks they’re used to… even Aric Almirola said the track was more like a standard short track than a true dirt race: “Think more like Richmond and Martinsville than dirt-track racing.”

So without further ado… let’s get to the odds, picks and predictions for this week in NASCAR:

Food City Dirt Race Odds:

Kyle Larson +350
Tyler Reddick +800
Christopher Bell +800
Joey Logano +1200
Chase Briscoe +1200
Kyle Busch +1400
Chase Elliott +1600
Alex Bowman +1600
William Byron +1800
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +1800
Ryan Blaney +2000
Denny Hamlin +2000
Martin Truex Jr. +2500
Justin Haley +3000
Cole Custer +3000
Daniel Suarez +3000
Brad Keselowski +3000
Austin Dillon +3000
Ty Dillon +4000
Kurt Busch +4000
Ross Chastain +5000
Todd Gilliland +5000
Bubba Wallace +5000
Kevin Harvick +6000
Erik Jones +6000
Michael McDowell +8000
Chris Buescher +8000
Austin Cindric +8000
Aric Almirola +8000
Noah Gragson +10000
Harrison Burton +30000
Justin Allgaier +50000
Corey Lajoie +50000
J.J. Yeley +100000
Josh Williams +100000
Cody Ware +100000


When it comes to dirt, experience is king.

It’s hard to bet against the likes of Kyle Laron, Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick and Joey Logano, and the odds reflect that, but this is NASCAR, anything can happen.

Since this is only the second time they’ve run dirt at this track, looking at last year’s race can give us an inkling on who looks comfortable on dirt and who looks lost.

I like Tyler Reddick to take the checkered flag this week, but I’d really be comfortable taking anyone in the top 5. I like Daniel Suarez to do some damage, Rick Stenhouse Jr. to be competitive and even Austin Dillon to make some noise. I don’t think Martin Truex Jr., who led a ton of laps last year does well, and I’m fading Denny Hamlin this week as well.


Here’s what we’re going with for the Food City Dirt Race:

Winner: Tyler Reddick

Top 3: Kyle Larson

Top 5: Daniel Suarez

Top 10: Austin Dillon



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