NASCAR: Go Bowling 400 Free Betting Tips & Picks

Go Bowling 400

Last week, we saw a crazy race at Talladega Superspeedway with Ricky Stenhouse Jr winning the Geico 500 for Roush Fenway Racing. Roush Fenway Racing has struggled over the 2017 season so this win was a big motivational booster for the team. Stenhouse Jr pulled off a power pass around Kyle Busch on the final lap of the race to win his first Monster Energy Cup Series Race Sunday in the Geico 500.

This week we have the Go Bowling 400 from Kansas Speedway. The race takes place Saturday night at 7:30 PM ET and can be watched on Fox Sports 1. This is the first night race of the Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series this year.

Kansas Speedway has been the host of 22 Nascar Cup Series races since it opened in 2001. Kansas Speedway is a 1.5 mile, intermediate, oval track and a much more predictable race track than we have seen over the past few weeks. The track itself was repaved in 2012 and they are very tires-friendly. Tires do well on this new pavement and allow for more 2 tire pit stops during the race.

Drivers will travel over 267 laps, which equates to 400.5 miles. The 400.5 miles will be broken down into 3 phases. Stage 1 is 80 laps long, Stage 2 is another 80 laps and the final stage is another 107 laps, totalling the 267 laps.

There are 40 drivers listed in this week’s race. Let’s jump in and take a look at some drivers we like this week.

The defending champion here is Kyle Busch +787 and you absolutely have to give him a look as he has been close all year but yet to win. Busch has finished in the Top 5, four straight times and he is knocking on the winner’s circle door! He has not won yet this year but if all plays out well here, this could be his spot to bless the winner’s circle.

One of my top drivers this week is Kyle Larson +605. The no.42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet car has finished 12th last week and 14th place the week before in Richmond. Larson has a 2nd place finish here in 2014 in his short career here at Kansas Speedway. Larson is currently 3rd in points standings and a victory here would boost him to 1st place.

Brad Keselowski +605 is smoking hot this year! He is the top car in the NASCAR Cup Series Point standings and is tied for the lead in wins. Keselowski won the first Go Bowling 400, which was the STP 400 at the time. Keselowski will be without Crew Chief Paul Wolfe, who is penalized from the Phoenix Race.

Martin Truex +605 has been the most reliable driver on intermediate tracks over the past year. Truex led all drivers last year on intermediate tracks for laps led and winning 3 races. He is sitting in 4th currently in NASCAR Cup Series Standings. Truex didn’t have a good week at Talladega, finishing 35th. Truex has raced 17 times in Kansas

Erik Jones +3732 has finished in the Top 10 in every intermediate race track this year. This is Jones rookie year but he has raced at Kansas back in 2015 when he filled in for Kyle Busch.

Our Top Pick: Kyle Busch +605. We feel comfortable playing the 5 plays but really like Busch to get the nod this week and pull off the win in Kansas. He is due, he missed last week barely and has been knocking on the door for many weeks now.