NASCAR Odds & Picks - 2020 Food City 500 May 31
The NASCAR season has restarted and with it, many of the races that had been postponed by the Covid-19 pandemic are reopening their doors – just for the riders – and one of them is the Bristol with its Food City 500. These they are the five favorites for the race. Let’s see how drivers get to this Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 to make your bets against their NASCAR odds.
2020 Food City 500 May 31 | NASCAR Cup Series
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has established himself as one of the best drivers on the circuit. Champion in both 2015 and 2019, and twice more finishing on the podium, Kyle Busch has the experience, the skill and has won eight times at Bristol, making this track a great fit for the American driver. He’s coming from winning the last two editions of the Food City 500.
Although with a career shorter than Busch’s, Joey Logano has also proven success in Bristol and, together with his Ford Mustang, Logano has become a bulwark for the success that the Team Penske team can have. Logano represents a serious threat to Kyle Busch. Logano is second in the NASCAR Monster Energy Series table.
Chase Elliott is fourth in the table and has four races in the top 5, however, he has not managed to open the champagne in any of them. Elliot is part of one of the most powerful teams in NASCAR at Chevrolet and is already counting down the minutes to be the first to beat the checkered flag.
Martin Truex Jr.
With 26 wins and 129 top-fives in his career, saying Martin Truex hasn’t made his mark in NASCAR is a complete mistake. Just the year before, it was signed with Joe Gibbs Racing, whose car is a Toyota Camry. However, this season Truex has been left empty-handed and he hopes Bristol will give him even the first top five of the season. With all this, Truex is sixth in the table just six points behind fourth place Chase Elliott.
In a sport where the experienced are the ones to win, due to his school and knowledge of circuits, Alex Bowman, 27, has become one of the great factors of the Monster Energy Series with his team at Chevrolet. Bowman is currently third in the table just two points from second place Joey Logano. Bowman, however, has had ups and downs on the Bristol track.
NASCAR Food City 500 predictions
The Food City career has had the same owner at Kyle Busch for the past two years and so it is common for Busch to start as the favorite. In fact, none of the rest has won the Food City 500, increasing Busch’s options, who also has the entire experience in this type of competition.
That said, Martin Truex needs a great run to jump on the board and return to his usual levels, and that makes Truex the great threat to contain for Kyle Busch. If there is any winner here it is the Toyota team, Joe Gibbs Racing, who enjoy both drivers for themselves.
I don’t see a surprise beyond Truex’s, and although Joe Gibbs is a little behind in the table, this track favors them to take two of the three podium places. Chevrolet has had a great season and they can fidget Busch and Truex, however that would be a bit far-fetched. There’s no reason to get complicate that much, the one who knows, knows, and manages this track like no other is Kyle Busch and that is why he is the recommended bet.
2020 Food City 500 General Information
- When: Sunday May 31, 2020
- Time: 14:30 hrs Federal District
- Where: Bristol Motor Speedway
- 2020 Food City 500 Live: Fox Sports