The NASCAR Cup Series arrives in Michigan at Michigan International Speedway for the FireKeepers Casino 400. Traditional NASCAR fans are going to appreciate being back on a 2-mile track at MIS. TheSportsGeek has the latest FireKeepers Casino 400 odds for the race on Sunday.
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Last week was a road course event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s not a traditional road course, which uses portions of the oval and the road track. That race played out more like an F1 Race, as the pole-sitter won the event. Tyler Reddick won the pole and the race in an impressive weekend.
Reddick grabbed P1, while Austin Cindric, Harrison Burton, Tyler Gilliland, and Bubba Wallace rounded out the top-5. You don’t see that every week.
Elliott didn’t need a strong performance to keep his comfortable lead in the Cup Series standings, though. He has four wins and eight top-5 performances with 821 points. Ryan Blaney trails in second with 696 points and 10 top-5 finishes.
The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begin on September 4 at Darlington Raceway and at Pheonix Raceway on November 6. While Elliott has been the best so far, a lot can change in the playoffs. Head below for our best FireKeepers Casino 400 odds and FireKeepers Casino 400 predictions at TheSportsGeek.
FireKeepers Casino 400 Betting Odds
There isn’t much consensus in this race at MIS. Behind Denny Hamlin at +800, there are four drivers between +1000 to +1200. This isn’t a complaint because it does offer better value. Even the favorites have decent FireKeepers Casino 400 odds.
He’s hanging around and being competitive. He only has one win, but Larson is going to the playoffs where you don’t want to count him out.
In short, it’s going well for Hendrick this season. For top FireKeepers Casino 400 odds and sportsbooks, check out our best NASCAR betting sites.
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|+650||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports|
|+650||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|+700||Kyle Larson||Hendrick Motorsports|
|+800||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|+1000||Ross Chastain||Trackhouse Racing Team|
|+1000||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing|
|+1100||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports|
|+1200||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske|
|+1400||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|+1400||Joey Logano||Team Penske|
|+1400||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|+2000||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports|
|+2000||Daniel Suarez||Trackhouse Racing|
|+2000||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing|
FireKeepers Casino 400 Predictions
Kevin Harvick (+2000)
Kevin Harvick is not well-liked by the oddsmakers and public. He has the 13th best odds to win the Firekeeper 400 at MIS. I don’t know about those odds. I have Harvick ranked higher than his Firekeeper 400 betting odds.
Harvick has always appreciated a 2-mile track and likes coming to MIS. He’s had success on this track going back years, along with recent success. How can you not like a guy that won three straight races at Michigan from August 11, 2019, to August 9, 2020.
Those are insane results. There aren’t many drivers that can say they’ve dominated a track as Harvick has in his career at MIS. Dating back to 2013, Harvick has finished in the top-5 in 12 of 17 events.
These results include ten top-2 finishes and four wins. Through his previous seven outings at MIS, Harvick has finished P14, P1, P1, P1, P7, P1, P2.
He’s gotten close at times this season and MIS presents a big opportunity for him. If Harvick is going to win a race this year, it’s likely going to come on the 2-mile track at MIS on Sunday afternoon.
Kyle Larson (+700)
2 miles are Kyle Larson’s forte and he’s most likely going to have a fun time on Sunday. Larson hasn’t been as bad as advertised this season.
Can his team be better? Certainly, but everything starts anew in the playoffs and I don’t want to be against Larson. He is going into MIS with nine top-5 finishes and one win.
He will win another race or two this season and MIS is a likely landing spot for him. Larson has finished P3 in back-to-back events on this track.
Pocono wasn’t a bad trip for Larson, as he notched another top-5 finish. However, his time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was nothing but a disappointment.
On a 2-mile track where Larson should feel comfortable, he’s likely going to be in the hunt. Expect a win from Larson before the playoffs begin. MIS could very well be a winning run for Larson on Sunday.
We’re back at a 2-mile track this week and I couldn’t be more excited. The playoffs are right around the corner and teams are fighting for positioning and trying to guarantee a place for September.
Kevin Harvick needs to finish strong, and a win at MIS would put him into the dance. There isn’t a better track for him to have better success at for the rest of the season. If he wants in, this is his best opportunity.
The public is giving up on Kyle Larson, but he’s not done yet. They’re just comparing his 2021 campaign to this season, and while it hasn’t been as successful, Larson is in the top-5 of the Cup Series standings. Larson has more wins in him and a 2-mile assignment is right up his alley.