A few BetOnline reviews of the past few races at Michigan International Speedway would show that Joe Gibbs Racing has a handle on the two-mile track that is wide enough to feature three and four-wide racing. It shouldn’t be a surprise that two of their drivers on the list of favorites at the Quicken Loans 400, which is the first of two races to be held at Michigan. Who should you wager on this Sunday?
Matt Kenseth (+850): Kenseth won the 2006 spring race here and his finishing average of 11.0 is third among active drivers. The No.17 driver has finished in the top 10 in each of his last six starts and inside the top 11 in his last 10 to take over the points lead, and players that work with bookie software know that type of consistency will always give you a chance to win.
Kyle Busch (+875): The No.18 driver won here last summer and has been solid in the spring as well with three top-10s in seven starts and an 11.1 average. However, Busch has been the victim of blown engines over the last couple weeks and that could start to creep into his head, which could affect his chances at online betting sites (you will find more information on online betting sites here).
Denny Hamlin (+1150): Hamlin has run the spring race at Michigan six times and won in each of the last two years, and his 7.5 finishing average is second only to Carl Edwards. The No.11 has two wins this season and has finished in the top five in three of his last five starts as Hamlin and his team are starting to heat up.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (+1300): Earnhardt’s last win came here in 2008, and he has finished in the top 10 five times in his last 10 starts, posting an 11.8 average. Last week at Pocono, the No.88 driver threw away a possible chance at a win by pitting for gas instead of going for the win, and even NCAA football betting fans are sick of hearing about his winless streak, but Earnhardt would like to solidify his spot in the standings before taking big risks.
Kurt Busch (+5000): Why not? The older Busch returns from suspension to a track where he has performed well in the past, posting an 11.1 average in 10 spring races at Michigan and a win back in 2003; he also won the summer in 2007 and a pole in the spring of 2010. Busch has taken a lot of heat for his behavior, but a win would definitely quiet some of his critics and it would also pay off well for sports betting players.