With just one race remaining until the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series playoffs begin, everyone is jockeying for their playoff positions. This race could mean a lot to numerous drivers, but there’s also the intrigue of where the race is being held. This weekend’s Big Machine Vodka 400 is being held at the Brickyard in Indianapolis.
There something about racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that brings out the best in all of the drivers. The historical track is known for its low banks, and long straightaways. Teams will look to gain an advantage on the long straightaways, so speed will be key this weekend.
With so much up for grabs, and playoff positions on the line, a lot of drivers will be driving with a large sense of urgency. Let’s preview some of the NASCAR Betting favorites to take the checkered flag at Sunday’s Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard.
2019 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Odds, Preview & Expert Pick
Brad KeselowskiKeselowski loves racing at the Brickyard. Not only did he win last year’s Big Machine Vodka 400, but he finished second in 2017. Team Penske has had some of this year’s fastest cars, so this will be to Keselowski’s advantage. He has finished in the top-five in his last two races, and he has finished in the top-10 in five of the last eight times he has raced at the Brickyard. Keselowski would love nothing more than to win this race, and go into the playoffs with a full head of steam.
Kyle BuschLike Keselowski, Busch loves racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He has won twice at the Brickyard, and has finished in the top-10 in 11 of his 14 trips to the historical track. Since starting the season out on fire, Busch hasn’t claimed a victory since June. Look for big things from him on Sunday.
Kevin HarvickHarvick hasn’t won at Indianapolis since 2003, but he has still raced well at the Brickyard. Right now he is on a roll, as he has won two of the last six races. He has finished in the top-10 in five of the last seven races. At Indy, Harvick has finished in the top eight in the last five races. He will be ready to race on Sunday.
Denny HamlinHamlin is racing well late in the season. He has momentum going into Sunday’s race. Hamlin has yet to win at the Brickyard, but he has finished in the top-5 on four different occasions at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hamlin will do everything in his power to take his first checkered flag at Indy.
Kyle LarsonLarson hasn’t had a lot of experience at the Brickyard, but in his short career, he has raced well here. In his five career starts at Indy, he has finished in the top-10 three times. He has been getting better each week, and this could be a breakthrough week for the young driver.