2019 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway -Top 3: Predictions and Odds
When it comes to NASCAR betting, the top 3 is an easier and safer pick compared to the race winner.
Usually, drivers in the battle for a top 3 finish have strong cars as well. However, there is an additional cushion provided by second and third place should the driver fail to win.
When making your choice, the best option is to pick your favorite for the win.
How To Watch
What: Food City 500
Where: Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN
When: Sunday, April 7th at 2:00 PM EST
How: Fox Sports 1 (TV) | Performance Racing Network (Web radio)
What’s At Stake?
While scoring a win early on is the best way to get into the playoffs, consistency is also important.
Last season, six drivers qualified for the postseason without having scored a victory. That’s the highest number in the playoffs era.
Over the last 10 races at Bristol, 18 different drivers scored a top 3 finish. This means that the potential for an upset does exist.
Favorites for the 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Top 3
The early favorite for the win, Kyle Busch is good pick for the top 3.
Keep in mind that Busch has finished inside the top 3 at Bristol two times in the last 10 races.
His form at the track has been inconsistent.
The #18 has two wins and another top 10 finish over that same span.
His next best result is a 20th place.
Kevin Harvick has three top 3 finishes over the last four years at Bristol.
Still looking for his first win of the season, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver is always one of the favorites.
Kyle Larson scored back-to-back runner-up finishes at Bristol last year.
The Chip Ganassi driver might be struggling this season, but things could change at the bullring.
Larson also has four consecutive top 10 finishes at the track.
Dark Horses for the 2019 Food City 500 Top 3
Erik Jones’ first career pole came at Bristol.
The Joe Gibbs racing driver followed it with an impressive second place finish.
Jones had another top 5 in four starts at the track.
Coming off a 4th place at Texas, his best result since Daytona, the #20 could score a top 3.
Jimmie Johnson had his best race in a long while last weekend.
His winless streak is not at 66 races, but that could change soon.
Henrick Motorsports also showed some encouraging speed at Texas.
Johnson’s best result during that streak came at last year’s Food City 500 with a 3rd place finish.
Denny Hamlin is fresh off his second win of the season.
Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota always do well at Bristol.
Hamlin himself has struggled at the track in recent years, but he won there once.
While back-to-back victories seem unlikely this time, a top 3 is a realistic goal.
If you are looking for a long-shot, Daniel Suarez might be a good pick.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver had a strong weekend at Texas and scored a season-high 3rd place finish.
If you reside in New Jersey you can bet on your favorite for the top 3 at the 2019 Food City 500, here:
|Driver||Odds for Top 3||Link|
|Kyle Larson||+175||Bet Now|
|Kevin Harvick||+300||Bet Now|
|Denny Hamlin||+375||Bet Now|
|Erik Jones||+450||Bet Now|
|Jimmie Johnson||+450||Bet Now|
|Daniel Suarez||+1200||Bet Now|