Expert NASCAR Betting Picks for 2018 Firekeepers Casino 400.

Expert NASCAR Picks for 2018 Firekeepers Casino 400

Written by on June 8, 2018

The NASCAR Betting action continues this coming Sunday, June 10, with the drivers heading to the Michigan International Speedway for the Firekeepers Casino 400. It was Kyle Larson who won here last year, and given that he is in 9th in the driver’s standings, he would probably like a repeat performance to get himself a little closer to the leaders. As always, though, there are going to be an awful lot of good drivers on this track, with 6 different winners taking the checkered flag at this event in the last 6 years. There are some definite betting favorites here, though, so let’s take a look at who might cross the line first on Sunday.

Expert NASCAR Betting Picks for 2018 Firekeepers Casino 400

Race Information

  • Venue: Michigan International Speedway
  • Location: Brooklyn, Michigan, United States
  • First race: 1969
  • Distance: 400 miles (640 km)
  • Laps: 200
  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Length: 2.0 mi (3.2 km)
  • Turns: 4

Kevin Harvick

  • NASCAR Betting Odds to Win: +250
This is a track where Harvick has been the bridesmaid more often than he has been the bride, winning once and finishing in second on 6 different occasions. Second seems to be a familiar spot for Harvick, as that is where he is currently sitting in the driver’s standings, just 87 points back of Kyle Busch. It has been a solid year for Harvick, as he has the most wins on the circuit, taking the checkered flag 5 times in the 2018 season. He figures to be very much in the running again this Sunday, but those second-place finishes really stick out.

Kyle Busch

  • NASCAR Betting Odds to Win: +380
Busch has also only had a single victory at this track, with that one coming way back in 2011. He raced here twice last season, landing in the top 10 both times, including a 7th place finish at the 2017 version of this event. Busch remains seated firmly at the top of the standings, courtesy of 4 wins and a staggering 9 top 5 finishes in 14 races. That is a level of consistency that is almost impossible to match, and it makes him a real threat at Michigan this coming weekend.

Martin Truex Jr.

  • NASCAR Betting Odds to Win: +380
Martin Truex Jr. has never won at the Michigan International Speedway, but he has come might close on a number of occasions. One of those close calls came the last time he raced here in August of 2017 when he finished second. That represented his fourth top 3 finish in 10 races at this track. Martin Truex Jr is one of the NASCAR Betting favorites to win the 2018 Firekeepers Casino 400. Truex Jr is sitting 4th in the driver’s standings, and while he only has two wins on the 2018 season, he has made a habit of landing in the top 5, which he has done no less than 9 times. I think that there is a very good chance that he breaks his goose egg at this track on Sunday, so I am taking him to win.

Kyle Larson

  • NASCAR Betting Odds to Win: +500
As we mentioned earlier, it was Larson who won this race in 2017, which makes his a pretty solid favorite here again on Sunday. To make things even more interesting, he has won in each of his last 3 visits to this track, while finishing in the top 3 in his race prior to that streak. While he would seem like the obvious choice here, I think the law of averages suggests that some other driver is going to take the checkered flag at Michigan on Sunday afternoon.

Last 10 Winners

  • 2017: Kyle Larson
  • 2016: Joey Logano
  • 2015: Kurt Busch
  • 2014: Jimmie Johnson
  • 2013: Greg Biffle
  • 2012: Dale Earnhardt Jr
  • 2011: Denny Hamlin
  • 2010: Denny Hamlin
  • 2009: Mark Martin
  • 2008: Dale Earnhardt Jr