NASCAR Picks: Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard Race Preview & Sprint Cup Prediction

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NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series heads to storied Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Sunday for the running of the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard presented by Crown Royal.

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Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard Preview and Prediction
Race: Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Date: Sunday, July 26
Time: 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Broadcast: NBC Sports Network
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The race is set to go off at 3:30 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network.

Kyle Busch has now won his last two Sprint Cup point races after taking the checkered flag again this past Sunday at New Hampshire.

My favorite for that race was Brad Keselowski, but he came up just short in second place followed by Kevin Harvick in third.

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The following is a look at my top favorite, contender and longshot to win this Sunday’s Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard in Indianapolis based on betting odds provided by Bovada.

The Favorite (odd of less than 10/1)

Through the first 19 Sprint Cup point races this season, Jimmie Johnson has finished first in four of those events, which is twice the total of the next three drivers on the list in wins this year.

He has been listed as a +700 second-favorite to win this race behind Harvick (+400) and I think there is some tremendous value in those odds.

Not only is Johnson’s current form driving the No. 48 car at a very high level, this team has finished first in the Brickyard 400 four other times including its last victory here in 2012.

The best drivers tend to shine the brightest in the bigger Sprint Cup races on the schedule and Indy definitely qualifies as one of those high-profile venues.

The Contender (odds from 10/1 to 19/1)

Jeff Gordon continues his run through his final Sprint Cup season with little fanfare in light of just two Top 5 finishes in his first 19 races, but that could all change this Sunday as my top contender at +1200 betting odds.

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The No. 24 car is moving in the right direction with three-straight finishes inside the Top 10.

However, the main reason I like Gordon’s chances this week is a proven record of success throughout the history of this race that includes a fifth Brickyard 400 title last season.

The Longshot (odds 20/1 or greater)

Since I am going old school with a pair of grizzled NASCAR veterans as my favorite and my contender I decided to round-out the list with Tony Stewart as this week’s top longshot at +6000 odds.

His current form driving the No. 14 car lends no value to these odds with just one finish inside the Top 10 this season, but given the high-profile nature of this race, I am heavily discounting these results.

The reason Stewart stood out to me is an average finishing position at Indy of 8.5 that includes victories in this race in 2005 and 2007.

Going back over his last 11 races at this track he has placed in the Top 10 nine times.

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By Dave Schwab

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