For the first time in 51 years, the NASCAR Cup Series will run a race on dirt.
Sunday’s Food City Dirt Race (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX) will take place at Bristol Motor Speedway, which has been converted from its traditional concrete surface to dirt.
As a result, drivers with extensive dirt racing backgrounds were expected to have an advantage, but after practice, some Cup Series regulars became more appetizing for bettors.
Kyle Larson will have to start the race at the rear of the field after the No. 5 team changed engines, but he still sits atop the board at +325 odds.
Christopher Bell, another Cup driver with plenty of dirt history, is next at +800, followed by a four-driver group at +1200, featuring Chase Briscoe, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch and Alex Bowman.
Stewart Friesen, a very accomplished dirt racer and winner at Eldora in the Truck Series, has settled at +3300. Other notables includes Martin Truex Jr. at +1800, Joey Logano at +2200, Kevin Harvick at +4000 and Brad Keselowski at +5000.
Here are the latest NASCAR odds following Saturday’s practice sessions and qualifying races.
NASCAR at Bristol Dirt Odds
*Odds as of Sunday at 8 a.m. ET and via DraftKings.
|Martin Truex Jr.||+1800|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||+2500|