NASCAR Firepicks Casino 400 Outright Winner Tips
Key Stat: Kevin Harvick has won five races at Michigan
- A win in one of the four remaining races before the playoffs is an imperative for him
- Ford drivers have won each of the previous seven Michigan races
- Stewart-Haas Racing took five of these seven wins
NASCAR Cup Series heads to Detroit, Michigan this weekend as the best drivers in the world are set to compete once again, this time with only four races left in the regular season. There is fewer and fewer room for mistakes for the drivers who are currently below the playoffs line. They only have four more races to fix the season and break into the playoffs with a victory in one of these. One of such drivers is Kevin Harvick who is having hard times trying to find his old form in this term of the Cup. Harvick is at the moment 96 points below the line and he is yet to win a race this season. The Michigan International Speedway may just be his best shot until the end of the regular campaign.
It’s been 64 races since Kevin has last picked up a victory in NASCAR. Although he is by no means among the main contenders this time around either, we really like a lot about him crossing the checkered flag at the end on Sunday. Harvick has won as many as five races in Michigan, including four in the three-year span (from 2018 to 2020) and two in a row at the same weekend in 2020. Also, Ford drivers have won seven consecutive races in Michigan. Motor City is where they thrive and it seems it is now or never for the salvage of the entire season for Harvick. We fancy him at the sky-high +1700 odds.
Key Stat: Buba Wallace is well worth backing at the +4000 odds
- Wallace is one of the hottest drivers in NASCAR at the moment
- He has two top-five finishes in the previous three races
- Buba has won the Truck Series at the Michigan International Speedway
The value pick for the Firepicks Casino 400 race would certainly be Buba Wallace. Priced up at a huge +4000 odds, Wallace is well-worth backing for an upset in Michigan based on the form he has shown in the recent weeks. Buba has two top-five finishes in the previous three races. He has finished inside the top-ten in all of them. His driving style is a perfect match for the Michigan International Speedway where he has won a Truck Series in the past. He also has a top-ten finish here in the NASCAR Series Cup. The odds are too good to ignore in our opinion.