This week will be a tough race to handicap since the Cup cars are running the 750 HP, low spoiler package. The last two years at this track, Cup cars have run the traditional intermediate package with 550 HP and large spoilers. While the change in package should help product more entertaining racing, it makes the handicapping a bit trickier as well. I’ve still got a few bets that I like. Tell me what you think on Twitter. All bets are 1 unit unless otherwise stated.
Best Bet: Alex Bowman to Win 20-1 – We’re going back to the well this week, and I love almost all the Hendrick cars. This one makes the most sense of them all given his success on high wear tracks and his lengthy odds. If we look at green flag speed on high tire wear tracks since the start of 2020, Alex Bowman tops the charts. He was also Top 6 in speed at both of the high wear tracks this year. He may not have the fastest car on Sunday, but he should contend for the win and I think these odds are incredible.
XFinity Freeplay: Ty Gibbs Top 3 +180 – Ty has been nearly unstoppable this year in the ARCA and Xfinity Series. He won the Xfinity race at Daytona RC, finished 2nd and Phoenix, and 4th at Martinsville. What do all of those courses have in common with this weekend’s Darlington race? They all use the 750 HP, low spoiler package. He knows how his car will handle, and I like him to contend for the win for his fourth XF race in a row.