Top Prop Bets for the Super Start Batteries 400, Part II
The NASCAR Cup series runs its final race in the month of July and its 16th race in a 67-day span since coming off a two-month pause for the COVID-19 pandemic as it rolls into the Sunflower State. It’s the Super Start Batteries 400 at Kansas Speedway Thursday night. We’ve already taken the time to give you the breakdown on the track and how drivers have fared there in their respective careers as well as our top prop bet options for the race. Today, we take a look at some of the top remaining prop bets are for you to talk walk away from the window with a stack full of cash. As always, all the odds for the prop bets are brought to you by DraftKings. Without further ado, let’s look over some other options for Thursday’s race.
Ford to Be Manufacturer of Winning Car (+120): This one is buoyed by the fact that we’re backing Blaney to win but it’s hard to overlook some of the other top drivers that are behind the wheel of Fords. Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Aric Almirola all drive cars manufactured by the oval. That group has had a fair amount of success here over the years. According to driver rating, Harvick is first, Blaney sixth, Keselowski eighth and Logano 11th at Kansas over the span between 2005 and 2019. Given that sort of showing by multiple drivers for Ford, you have to give them serious consideration when it comes to taking the checkered flag.
Aric Almirola to Post Best Finish in Group C (+220): Again, this is based on how we think things are going to play out on Thursday night. Almirola is on a roll with seven straight top-10 finishes, including five top-five runs, coming into this race. Alex Bowman (+240) has a shot at having a decent run here but he’s had some serious issues staying near the front of the pack over the past several races. Kurt Busch (+250) has been solid here in his career, recording four top-five finishes and 11 runs in the top 10 over his 28 runs at Kansas. With that said, Busch has never won here and he could end up capping out near the back end of the top 10. Erik Jones (+250) has run well here in the last couple of years but he has to prove that he can carry that over. With Almirola’s hot streak of late, you have to give him the upper hand in the group.
Joey Logano to Finish Ahead of Brad Keselowski (-106): Logano turned in a solid run at Texas, finishing third over the weekend for his second top-10 run in the last three races after four straight runs where he didn’t finish better than 17th in the standings. He also has seven top-five finishes in his 21 races here at Kansas in his career. Keselowski hasn’t slumped as he has four top-10 runs in his last five races overall but three of those have been ninth-place showings. He’s won stage 2 of a race four times this season only to finish outside the top ten in three of those races. Keselowski has won twice in 20 runs at Kansas but he’s finished 13th or worse in three of the last five races here. Give Logano the advantage in this head to head.
Denny Hamlin to Record Top Finish for Toyota (+225): Hamlin was another driver that was hurt by Quin Houff’s poor situational awareness last week. He was battling with Blaney for the top spot before that incident left them both a lap down. Hamlin has finished 12th or worse in three straight races since his second-place finish followed by a victory in the back to back races at Pocono in late June. With that said, he won the fall race here last year and has three top-five runs in the last five races at Kansas. Seeing how he has four wins on the books already this season, you have to think that he should be at the front of the pack here.
Chase Elliott to Finish in Top Five (+115): There are two ways to look at Elliott right now. If you’re on the optimistic side, you can point to how he rolled to the win at Bristol in the All-Star Race, pocketing a cool million bucks. Should you be on the opposite side of the ledger, he’s finished outside the top ten in five of the last six races coming into this race. With that said, he’s been very good at Kansas in his career with five top-10 finishes over his eight runs at the track. Elliott picked up the win here in the fall race of 2018 followed by fourth and second-place showings on the track last year. Look for him to maintain his momentum here in order to get back on track.
That covers the rest of our top prop options for this week’s race. We wish you good luck in your efforts and hope you walk away from the window with a fistful of dollars.