NASCAR at Martinsville: Odds, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch for STP 500

Kyle Busch is about a fantastic run at this time and any chances post must start with him.

And coming right into a week with two consecutive wins and a race at a track at which he has three career victories, Busch is the guy to beat once more. He’s the favorite heading into the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the shortest track in NASCAR.

This week has a couple of interesting storylines as Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. butted heads, and cars, at last year’s playoff race in Martinsville while Logano came away with the win.

Logano has seven top-10 finishes in his last 10 races at Martinsville including that win last year while Truex is no slouch himself with six top-seven finishes in his last seven efforts in the half-mile track. These guys will fight it out again for the win, but they’ll probably be fighting Busch for the success.

Now it would be absurd to pick anyone but Busch to win and that is what we’re doing. He can be outdriving everybody in NASCAR in the present time and has the car. He’s got a fantastic opportunity this week to maneuver Richard Petty with his 201st career win in NASCAR’s top three series.

The STP 500 can be seen Sunday at two p.m. ET on FS1.

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