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2021 Buschy McBusch Race 400 Betting Preview/Prop Bet

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The next race in the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kansas for the Buschy McBush 400. A lot of drivers looking to get back in the winning column will need to perform well here if they want to win against some top drivers that love this track.

Race Details
Date: Sun, May 2, 2:00 PM
Watch on: FS1
Track: Kansas Speedway

Betting Overview

You read the title of the race correctly, as Buschy McBush is the name. Back in February, Busch Light had a contest to name the race.

In exchange for one dollar, NASCAR fans could send in ideas for names. This one, of course, had the most votes at the end.

Head to Head Matchup to Watch

A couple of drivers to watch are last weekend's NASCAR winner, Brad Keselowski (114.603), and one of the points leaders in Martin Truex Jr. (111.974). As usual, the best of the best lead the starting positions, so these names will naturally take over the screen.

Dunkel Index For This Event

The Dunkel Index is showing these top 10 drivers that could win this event. The following 10 are:

  1. Denny Hamlin - 110.782
  2. Martin Truex Jr - 111.974
  3. William Byron - 114.085
  4. Joey Logano - 114.294
  5. Brad Keselowski - 114.603
  6. Ryan Blaney - 114.688
  7. Charley Bell - 115.567
  8. Alex Bowman - 116.098
  9. Kevin Harvick - 116.965
  10. Kyle Busch - 117.122

*index is subject to changes

Drivers That Could Win

Brad Keselowski has the best momentum coming in as he just won the Geico 500 last weekend. This was a much-needed victory after having four straight races where he finished no better than 11th. He also has won here back in 2019 and 2011.

Chase Elliot and Joey Logano will both look to steal a win here. Elliot has not had a great start to the year, as he has seven out of 10 races where he was not in the top 10.

As for Logano, he has a win on the year so far and will be attempting to snag another. But he has not won here before, and there are a handful of drivers that have experience here ahead of him.

Martin Truex Jr. is right behind Hamlin for the index odds here, as he won this event in 2017. He recently placed a spot ahead of Hamlin in the Geico 500, has two wins on the season, and has six top 10 finishes on the year.

Potential Winning Pick

Denny Hamlin (110.782) recently had a rough go at the Geico 500, as he placed 32nd. Before that race, though, he had six consecutive Top-5 finishes, wherein one of those, he even led for 207 laps.

He does not have a victory yet on the year but has won here twice so far, with the recent one being last year. This could be the race that breaks him out of his slump.

Prop Bet

Denny Hamlin (-115) Over Kyle Larson

It was a tough day at Talladega last week for Hamlin. First, he was at the center of a wreck that sent Joey Logano’s car airborne. Then at the end of the second stage, he was involved in another collision involving Martin Truex Jr that caused a chain reaction that also knocked out Alex Bowman.

With all the damage done to the No. 11 car, it could only limp home to finish 32nd, three laps behind the winner Brad Keselowski.

But Hamlin’s afternoon at Talladega is not indicative of how he’s been racing of late. He finished each of the 6 previous races in the Top 5 with a 2nd at Richmond and a trio of 3rds at Martinsville, Bristol and Phoenix.

In addition, Hamlin leads the field in Average Running Position (6.5), Average Driver Rating (117) and Laps Led (737) by a large margin.

Having won two of the previous three races at Kansas and rated No. 1 in the Dunkel Index, Hamlin is a strong pick to finish first. But we will also take him at a very reasonable price (-115) to finish ahead of No. 12-rated Kyle Larson in their head-to-head matchup.

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