The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at the Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the FireKeepers Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Ford dominated both races at Michigan last year with a Stewart-Haas Racing driver reaching victory lane in both events.
So far though, Toyota has been the class of the field. So, who will win on Sunday?
Kyle Busch (+275)
You have to have him on this list. Busch, has four wins already this season to go along with four straight top 10 finishes at Michigan including being fourth and third respectively in the two races last year. At Michigan’s sister track in Fontana earlier this year, Busch won.
Kevin Harvick (+450)
He won the last time out at Michigan in August. He also has six runner-up finishes and two fifth place runs since 2013 on the race track. With two top two finishes last year, watch out.
Martin Truex Jr. (+550)
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has scored all three of his victories this season over the last month or so. Truex, also has four top six finishes in his last eight Michigan starts too. He’s won every other race lately too.
Brad Keselowski (+850)
The Team Penske driver finished sixth and second respectively at Michigan last year. He also has eight top 10 finishes in his last 10 Michigan starts. In his last 15 Michigan starts, he has 13 top 15’s.
Chase Elliott (+1000)
This could be Elliott’s week. He has six straight top 10 finishes in as many tries on the Cup side at Michigan. Among those six top 10’s are three runner-ups. With how strong he’s been running, Elliott is the guy to pick.
Joey Logano (+1200)
The defending Cup Series champion has been stellar in Michigan. Logano, was seventh and 10th respectively on the track last year to go along with scoring 11 top 10 finishes in his 12 Michigan starts with Penske.
Ryan Blaney (+1800)
Blaney needs better luck and Michigan just may be the place. The Team Penske driver came away with a top 10 in both races at Michigan last year. He’s scored three top eight finishes in his last five Michigan tries too.
Clint Bowyer (+2000)
For these odds, take him. He won this race last year. The only reason to why he’s at these odds is because he’s scored just two top 15 finishes at Michigan since 2015. Both though, came last year.
Kurt Busch (+2000)
This could be a good weekend for Busch. He has six straight top 12 finishes at Michigan including being third and sixth respectively last year. Chip Ganassi Racing has typically had good cars on the 2-mile speedway, so watch out.
Erik Jones (+2500)
This is his home track. Jones, has finished in the top 15 in all four of his Michigan starts including a third place run in August 2017. He was 15th and 13th respectively last year.
Aric Almirola (+3300)
The SHR driver finished 11th and seventh at Michigan last year. He’s back for more.
Kyle Larson (+1000)
Which Larson will show up this weekend? Four of Larson’s five career Cup wins have come on 2-mile tracks. Three of those four have come at Michigan including all in-a-row. Since 2016, Larson has four top three finishes in five tries. But, he’s struggled this season and only finished 28th and 13th respectively last year.
Denny Hamlin (+1600)
He’s struggled as of late. Hamlin, also has only scored five top 10 finishes in his last 15 Michigan starts. He finished 12th and eighth respectively last year.
Alex Bowman (+3000)
He’s shown a lot of speed this season. Will that translate over to Michigan? Bowman, only finished 16th and 19th respectively in the Irish Hills last year.
Jimmie Johnson (+3300)
He used to be the man at Michigan. But, since 2012, he’s only scored one top five on the track with three straight finishes of 19th, 20th and 28th respectively.
Daniel Suarez (+4000)
Suarez struggled at Michigan in the past. He’s never finished in the top 10 before on the Cup side with three of his four finishes outside of the top 20. He did finish 11th last August and is in an SHR ride now.