Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesSunday, Aug. 13 Ė 3:00 p.m. EDT
Pure Michigan 400
Michigan International Speedway Ė Brooklyn, MI
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Michigan International Speedway hosts the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday. This is a race that David Pearson used to love, as he won this thing a record five times. After him, there are four drivers that won this thing three times. As for the active drivers with multiple victories in this race, that would be only Matt Kenseth. Kenseth won this thing in 2006 and then he won it again back in 2015. Heíll be more than excited to get back out there, but so will Kyle Larson. Larson won his first ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in Brooklyn. That was a special moment for him, and heíll definitely be eager to defend the victory here. The team that has had the most success in this event is Roush Fenway Racing, which had seven victories in the Pure Michigan 400. The manufacturer that won the most was Ford, which was the engine that drove 18 winners here. With that out of the way, letís now take a look at who might win this one on Sunday:
Martin Truex Jr. (3-to-1) - Truex Jr. is having a ridiculous season, as he has a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series-best four victories. He also leads all drivers with 15 top 10s. That type of consistency is the reason Truex Jr. is going off at only 3-to-1 here, but itís also the reason heís worth taking a shot on. He seems to always give himself a chance to win, and that is huge when youíre making a play on NASCAR. This race is no different, and Truex Jr. will also be fueled to win his first ever Pure Michigan 400.
Kyle Larson (3-to-1) - As previously mentioned, Kyle Larson won his first ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in last yearís Pure Michigan 400. That race seemed to give him the confidence to reach another level as a driver. He has responded by winning two races this year, and he also has a ridiculous seven second-place finishes on the year. Look for him to once again make a run at a win in Brooklyn, and donít be afraid to take a shot on him at 3-to-1.
Matt Kenseth (18-to-1) - As previously mentioned, Matt Kenseth is the active driver that has the most victories in the Pure Michigan 400. He has won this thing twice in his career, and he actually won one of them as recently as 2015. And although this hasnít been the best season of Kensethís career, he certainly has a chance of winning on Sunday. He has not yet won a race this season, but Kenseth came in second last week. He is inching closer and closer to his first win of the year, and he has a great shot of doing it Sunday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (60-to-1) Ė Earnhardt Jr. has never won the Pure Michigan 400, but he has been good here in recent years. He didnít race in last yearís because of concussions, but Earnhardt Jr. had finished inside the top-five in two of his past four appearances in Brooklyn. One of the other races was a 10th-place finish, and the other was a lousy 36th. Still, the good definitely outweighs the bad here and it wouldnít be surprising to see him win this one. Heís worth a small play at 60-to-1.