North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway - Predictions and Odds
After returning from a month-long break, the Truck Series will take it to the track for a third straight weekend.
The series visits Charlotte as the 1.5 mile oval hosts the All-Star weekend.
A Cup Series regular will be taking the green flag for the first time since round five.
Kyle Busch, with four wins in four starts, is back for one final time in 2019.
Here is what you can expect from this year’s North Carolina Education lottery 200.
How to Watch
What: 2019 North Carolina Education Lottery 200
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC
When: Friday, May 17th at 8:30 PM EST
How: FS1 (TV) | Motor Racing Network (Web radio)
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Kyle Busch is back for his fifth and final Truck Series start of 2019.
The 2015 Cup Series champion won all four races he took part this year.
The #18 has six wins and a second place finish in his last seven Truck Series starts over two years.
His stats at Charlotte are also impressive.
Busch has six wins and three second-place finishes in 11 Truck Series starts at the track.
With Kyle Busch in the mix, every other driver becomes a bit of a long shot.
That being said, Johnny Sauter could put up a fight.
The 2016 series champion won the race at Charlotte last season.
Sauter also has a streak of three consecutive top 3 finishes at the 1.5-mile oval.
Sauter’s teammate Matt Crafton is another Charlotte winner taking part in this year’s race.
The series veteran’s first career win came at the track back in 2008.
Crafton is a two-time winner at the North Carolina oval.
The two-time champion had a streak of three consecutive top 5 finishes at the track from 2014 until 2016.
Outside Picks for the 2019 North Carolina Education Lottery 200
Reigning champion Brett Moffitt has two starts at Charlotte in the Truck Series.
He scored a fourth-place finish last year on his way to the title.
Moffitt has four Cup Series starts at the track, with a best finish of 30th.
The GMS Racing driver is currently fourth in points, with four top 5 finishes in six races.
Reigning ARCA Series champion Sheldon Creed is a good dark horse pick.
His results this season haven’t been particularly impressive, however.
Creed has one top 10 in six starts.
He scored a third-place finish at Charlotte in the ARCA Series and is one of the few drivers with previous experience at the track.
2019 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Odds
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