The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series will make its way to Kansas City, Kansas, for the newly re-named Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200 at the Kansas Speedway. This will be the first of two races for the Truck Series this weekend, as the drivers and their teams will also be preparing for a Saturday night race. Will the drivers pull out all the stops on Friday, or will they be holding something back for Saturday’s race? We shall wait and see. Let’s preview some of the betting favorites to take the checkered flag in Friday’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200, along with their NASCAR odds.
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Race at Kansas
Christian Eckes +350
In his eight starts in the NASCAR Truck Series this year, Eckes has finished in the top 10 in four of them. In his last four races, he has finished in the top six in three of them. Last weekend at Texas, Eckes was runner-up to Kyle Busch. When Eckes is on the track for the Truck Series, he’s always one of the top contenders to take the checkered flag. Eckes will be the pole sitter for Friday’s race, so this should give him quite an advantage.
Austin Hill +400
Hill has been one of, if not the top racer in the Truck Series this season. Last weekend’s 30th place finish at Texas broke his seven race streak of finishing in the top 10. Although Hill has yet to win a race this season, he has finished second at Pocono and Atlanta, and 3rd in Las Vegas. He’ll be looking to rebound from his poor finish in Texas to earn his first victory of the season on Friday night.
Brett Moffitt +900
Moffitt and his #23 Chevy have finished in the top-10 four times this season, with his best finish being a fourth place finish in Charlotte. Moffitt tends to race well on the 1 ½ mile tracks, so that bodes well from him this weekend in Kansas.
Ross Chastain +1,000
The 2019 Most Popular Driver will be on the track for Friday night’s race. Chastain, who has also seen his fair share of success on the Xfinity Series circuit, will be looking for his first victory of the season. In his seven appearances this season, he has finished in the top-10 in five of them. In the other two races, he finished 11th and 14th, so Chastain is always in contention. Look for big things from him this weekend.
Sheldon Creed +1,400
Creed has had a nice season. He has finished inside the top 10 in five of his eight starts, including a win at Kentucky. Coming off of last week’s disappointing 16th place finish at Texas, Creed will be looking to get back into the top 10.
Grant Enfinger +1,800
Enginger enters Friday’s race with two victories on the season. Enfinger, Kyle Busch, and Chase Elliott have won six of the eight Truck Series races this season. Since his victory in Atlanta, Enfinger has only finished in the top 10 in one of four races. He’ll be looking to get back to his winning ways at Kansas.