NASCAR All-Star Race betting preview written by Betting Brain motor sports expert Cliff “Tire Wear” Johnson.
It’s a doubleheader of races from Bristol on Wednesday. The NASCAR all-star race betting preview is for the 8:30 PM EST main event following the Open race at 7:00 (FS1). It’s an exhibition race, but plenty of storylines on this short track from Tennessee.
Kevin Harvick is the +550 favorite in the feature as he has finished in the top 4 for four consecutive races. This will be the 2nd race of the year at Bristol and Brad Keselowski has some value at +650 after winning here at the end of May. Kyle Busch (+600) leads the current field with 3 wins at Bristol but bettors are starting to lose faith in the #18 Toyota as he has yet to capture a checkered flag this season. Here is who I like Wednesday:
Matt Kenseth +3300
This pick may seem like a bit of a mind-blower but I like Matt Kenseth to have a resurgence for NASCAR all-star race betting. Kenseth actually led 12 laps en route to a 2nd place finish at the Brickyard before his disappointing 25th place finish last Sunday in Kentucky.
Of all the drivers in Wednesday’s field, Kenseth has the 4th best average finish spot (since 2017) in 8th. Kenseth finished 16th at Bristol in May but had 10 fastest laps and ran in the top 15 in 313 of 500 laps. That was his first time racing here since 2017 though (when he posted consecutive 4th place finishes) so the rust should be off the radiator.
Pick: Kenseth top 5 finish +350
Jimmie Johnson +1400
Pick: Johnson top 5 finish +275
Kurt Busch +2800
Chase Elliott +550
Pick: Elliott top 3 finish +165
Kevin Harvick +550
Pick: Harvick to win +550