NASCAR Top 5 Finish Pick: Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway

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Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway
Buschy McBusch Race 400 Pick – Kevin Harvick (+125)
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On Sunday, May 2nd,  the NASCAR’s Cup Series will head to the Kansas Speedway for the Buschy McBusch Race 400. Kevin Harvick has been one of the most prolific drivers at Kansas in his career, but he’s struggled to find his form from 2020 when he was the best driver in the field for most of the year.

For some drivers, Harvick’s 2021 results would be great. But, for the #4 car, these results are below expectations. In 10 races, Harvick has just three Top 5s and seven Top 10s. He’s been a consistent Top 10 car for most of the year, but has yet to be a threat to win a race. He’s only led 29 laps on the season and has not won a stage.

That could all change this weekend at Kansas.

Kevin Harvick Betting Odds at Kansas Speedway

The following betting odds are courtesy of the top online sportsbooks in the US:

  • To Win (+900)
  • Top 3 (+260)
  • Top 5 (+125)
  • Top 10 (-235)

NASCAR betting sites have Harvick listed as one of the Top 7 betting favorites for the Kansas race. His race winning, Top 3 and Top 5 wagers all offer value.

However, his Top 10 wager doesn’t offer value despite the high probability that Harvick finishes in the Top 10 this Sunday.

Harvick’s Experience at Kansas

Harvick leads all active Cup Series drivers in Wins (3), Top 5s (10), Top 10s (17), laps led (949), and average finish (9.3).

He’s been dominant at this track over the last eight years with three wins, nine Top 5s, 11 Top 10s and never finishing worse than 16th in the last 15 races at Kansas.

In the last seven Buschy McBusch races, Harvick has the following results:

  • 2014: 2nd
  • 2015: 2nd
  • 2016: 2nd
  • 2017: 3rd
  • 2018: 1st
  • 2019: 13th
  • 2020: 4th

That’s a 3.8 average finish since 2014.

Take Harvick to Finish in the Top 5

As you can see, Harvick has been spectacular at Kansas in the spring race. He’s had six Top 4 results, three runner ups and one win in the last seven spring events.

Pick: Kevin Harvick
Odds: +125
$100 Could Win You...$225.00

Even though Harvick is not dominating the field like he did in 2020, there’s still a great chance that he finishes in the Top 5 in Sunday’s Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway. I like the value for the #4 car with +125 odds for a Top 5 results.

I also think that Harvick can win this race, but we’ll play it safe with a Top 5 wager instead.

Rick Rockwell

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