As the NASCAR series heads to Kansas this week, we’re going to see a rare Thursday night race. O’Reilly’s Auto Parts will be sponsoring the Super Start Batteries 400 this Thursday night at the Kansas Speedway. The drivers will once again be driving on a 1 ½ mile track. However, the temperatures should be much lower than they were in Texas, which will lead to better track conditions.
This will be the last NASCAR series event until August 2nd, so the drivers will be looking to go into their break on a high note. Let’s take a look at some of the betting favorites for the Super Start Batteries 400, along with their NASCAR odds.
NASCAR Super Start Batteries 400 Betting Preview
Kevin Harvick +400
Once again, Kevin Harvick is the betting favorite to win the race. Besides having a great 2020 season, Harvick has also had a lot of success at the Kansas Speedway. With three wins, and three second place finishes in 13 starts here, Harvick knows how to handle this venue. Harvick has been the racer to beat in 2020, so why shouldn’t he be the one to beat here?
Chase Elliott +500
Other than in last week’s All-Star Race where he took the checkered flag, Elliott hasn’t raced well the last few weeks. He’s looking to change that on Thursday night. Elliott has traditionally raced well in Kansas. He has finished in the top five in five of his six starts at the Kansas Speedway. Look for good things from Elliott on Thursday night.
Martin Truex Jr. +600
Truex Jr. has had his fair share of success at Kansas. In his last six starts here, he has two victories, a second place finish, and a fifth and sixth place finish. Those stats tell us that Truex knows how to handle himself here. He would love to go into the break with a win under his belt.
Denny Hamlin +700
Hamlin will be looking to take his fifth checkered flag of the season at Kansas. The last time the NASCAR series was in Kansas, Hamlin won the October event. Including his victory last October, Hamlin has finished in the top five in three of his last five starts here. Hamlin knows what it takes to tame the Kansas Speedway.
Brad Keselowski +900
Keselowski won the spring race here in 2019. The Penske cars have been running fast as of late, so Keselowski should be a contender. Could he be a repeat champion of this event?
Ryan Blaney +1,000
In his last twelve stages at Kansas, Blaney has finished in the top five in eight of them. With the Penske Racing team being a major contender in every recent NASCAR race, Blaney will be looking to be the Penske racer that leads the pack.
Kurt Busch +2,500
Busch knows how to be successful at Kansas. With seven top 10 finishes in his last 10 starts at the Kansas Speedway, Busch is a perennial contender every time the NASCAR series comes to Kansas. In last year’s two races at Kansas, Busch finished in fourth and seventh. He would love nothing more than to take home the checkered flag Thursday night.