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

Kyle Busch is about a fantastic run right now and any odds post must start with him.

And coming into per week with two successive 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 has a couple of intriguing storylines as Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. butted heads, and cars, 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 win last season 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 likely be fighting Busch for the victory.

At this point it would be absurd to pick anybody but Busch to win and that’s what we’re doing. He can be outdriving everyone in NASCAR and has the best auto. He has a great chance this week to maneuver Richard Petty along with his 201st career win in NASCAR’s top three series.

The STP 500 could be viewed Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FS1.

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