2022 NASCAR Food City Dirt Race Super Six Picks

2022 NASCAR Food City Dirt Race Super Six Picks

NASCAR has a unique race at Bristol on Sunday night. We’re on the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway for the second time after this event made its debut in 2021. There are Food City Dirt Race Super Six picks available to be made on the FOX Bet Super 6 app for this week.

The Food City Dirt Race Super Six odds can only be found on the Super 6 app. This is a free contest with cash prizes up for grabs. If you are looking for something to do this evening on Easter Sunday that doesn’t require risking money, the Food City Dirt Race Super Six might appeal.

In the first edition of this race in 2021, Joey Logano, who wasn’t the biggest dirt racer in his younger years, won a wild race over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Denny Hamlin. It was a little too wild for most drivers.

The race was full of complaints, with drivers frustrated by the glare and windshields getting full of dirt. As a fix, NASCAR moves the race under the lights.

That might fix the glare, but they’re leaving the windshields on, so expect more issues with dirt collecting on the windshield and causing visibility problems.

This is the third straight short-track race on the NASCAR schedule. You’ll be happy next week because we’re heading to Talladega for a superspeedway if you need speed. As far as Bristol is concerned, it will be a grind on the dirt.

Head below for our best 2022 Food City Dirt Race Super Six picks on April 17, 2022. The NASCAR Bristol Fox Bet Super 6 has $25,000 in free prizes on Sunday.

1. Where will the pole-sitter finish at the end of Stage 2?

(A) 1st
(B) 2nd
(C) 3rd
(D) 4th-5th
(E) 6th-7th
(F) 8th+

Kyle Larson had the pole last year, and it didn’t help him in this crapshoot on the dirt. Larson winning the pole wasn’t a surprise. He grew up racing on the dirt and had a fast car.

However, Larson fell back and finished 29th. He was running and finished the race, but that wasn’t a good start for Larson. Expect Larson to come back with a better effort this year.

I’m not sure who the pole-sitter is in the Bristol dirt race this year with qualifying currently underway. That being said, it’s probably going to be a crazy race under the lights.

Depending on the pole-sitter to not run into problems by the end of Stage 2 is tough. We’ll take a chance with the pole-sitter 8th or worse at the end of Stage 2.

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(F) 8th+

2. Which of these drivers will have the fastest lap by the end of Stage 2?

(A) Christopher Bell
(B) Alex Bowman
(C) Kyle Busch
(D) Kyle Larson
(E) Joey Logano
(F) Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

I’m high on Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch in the Food City Dirt Race. Larson and Busch both have experience racing on the dirt when they were younger, and Bristol is a track that they like.

LARSON IS COMFORTABLE ON THE DIRT
Larson did not have his best showing in the inaugural dirt race at Bristol. As noted above, Larson was fast in qualifying. He can get involved this year.

Busch finished 17th last year. It was a disappointing attempt for him as well. This is a track that he’s had success at on the pavement.

Busch has finished in the top-5 in seven of his previous nine races at Bristol, including three wins. He was fast in the final practice, only edged out by Denny Hamlin.

There is no surprise in this one if Busch is the fastest over Larson by the end of Stage 2.

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(C) KYLE BUSCH

3. How many caution flags will there be by the end of Stage 2?

(A) <8
(B) 8-13
(C) 14-18
(D) 19-23
(E) 24-27
(F) 28+

There is only one dirt race at Bristol for us to look back on. There were a total of ten cautions over the 253-lap race in 2021.

Note that just over 15% of the race was completed under caution laps. It’s nearly consistent with what we’ve had in Bristol races on the pavement.

After the race last year, expect race teams to be better prepared this time as well. The best option for question three probably has to be A or B. I will lean towards 8-13 cautions here.

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(B) 8-13

4. How many of the same drivers will finish in the top-5 in both Stage 1 and Stage 2?

(A) 0
(B) 1
(C) 2
(D) 3
(E) 4
(F) 5

The public is going to be on B for question four. Without even looking at the percentages, it will be C that likely gets the most attention.

SOME LUCK IS REQUIRED
To win the top prize out of the $25,000 pool, you will have to go contrarian with some questions. Siding with the public isn’t going to get you very far, as the $25,000 will be split up between several winners.

What’s the fun in that? There’s a decent enough chance that we have a shake-up at the front of the field. It should be another fun and crazy race.

Let’s fade the public in a completely wild guess and say that only one driver will finish in the top-5 at the end of Stage 1 and Stage 2.

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(B) 1

5. Which one of these drivers will have the most laps led at the end of Stage 2?

(A) Michael McDowell
(B) Tyler Reddick
(C) Erik Jones
(D) Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
(E) Daniel Suarez
(F) Tie

A good tip for this type of question would be to look at the betting odds. It’s obviously not a sure guarantee, as upsets happen.

CHECK THE ODDS BOARD
In any case, the betting odds to win the Food City Dirt Race should point you in the right direction. Tyler Reddick has the better odds to win at Bristol with odds of +1400, followed by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at +2000.

Stenhouse will garner plenty of attention after finishing 2nd on the dirt at Bristol last year. However, I agree with the oddsmakers putting Reddick ahead of Stenhouse Jr.

While Reddick wasn’t in the top-5, he had a good run at Bristol last year to finish 7th. He’s had a much better car over Stenhouse Jr. this season.

Stenhouse has been a serious disappointment, as he enters this one 28th with 111 points. He hasn’t finished in the top-5 yet. Conversely, Reddick has two top-5 finishes.

I’m pointing toward B for the fifth question on the Food City Dirt Race Super Six odds.

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(B) 1

6. Which of these championship drivers will have the best finish at the end of the race?

(A) Brad Keselowski
(B) Kyle Larson
(C) Kevin Harvick
(D) Kurt Busch
(E) Martin Truex Jr.
(F) Chase Elliott

I like what Kyle Larson brings to this race. He and Kevin Harvick should both have good performances on Sunday night.

Larson has great experience on the dirt from his youth. He grew up racing on the dirt and isn’t going to be intimidated.

VISIBILITY A CONCERN
His thoughts on racing with a windshield in a dirt race are well-known. Larson hates it and I understand where he’s coming from. It makes no sense not to take off the windshield and go with mesh.

Having said that, Larson’s had success at Bristol and isn’t going to go away quietly. He’s the betting favorite to win this race for good reason.

Besides his disappointing performance in the first race on the dirt, Larson has finished 2nd, 2nd, 19th, 6th, 1st at Bristol Motor Speedway. He’s the most recent driver to win on the pavement here.

Larson has to be the pick for the final question on the FOX Bet Super 6 app.

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(B) KYLE LARSON
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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