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

Kyle Busch is about a great 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 again. He’s the favorite heading into the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the shortest track in NASCAR.

This week includes a couple of intriguing storylines as Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. butted heads, and automobiles, at last season’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 triumph last season while Truex is no slouch himself together with six top-seven finishes in his past seven attempts at the half-mile track. These men will fight it out for the win, but they’ll probably be fighting Busch for the success.

At this point it would be absurd to pick anybody but Busch to win and that is what we’re doing. He has the auto and is outdriving everyone in NASCAR at the moment. He has a fantastic opportunity this week to pass Richard Petty with his 201st career win in NASCAR’s top three series.

The STP 500 can be seen Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FS1.

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