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Martin Truex Jr. on a turn.
Can Martin Truex Jr. continue his dominance at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday? Photo by TaurusEmerald (Wikimedia).
  • The Alsco 500 takes place on May 27 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • The starting grid is a reverse of the Top 20 finishers from Sunday’s race, which was also in Charlotte
  • Brad Keselowski edged out Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney for the win on Sunday. See the odds and preview for Wednesday’s race here

Following the Coca-Cola 600, the drivers will stay in Charlotte for their second race of the week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race will take place on Wednesday, May 27th at 8:00 pm EST. Keep in mind that this race is shorter as it is just 500k compared to Sunday’s race, which was 600 miles. Let’s take a closer look at the betting odds to see where there’s value on the board.

NASCAR Alsco Uniforms 500 Odds

Driver Odds
Chase Elliott +500
Martin Truex Jr. +500
Kyle Busch +650
Alex Bowman +700
Kevin Harvick +800
Jimmie Johnson +900
Brad Keselowski +1000
Joey Logano +1000
Denny Hamlin +1200
William Byron +1400
Kurt Busch +1600
Ryan Blaney +1600

Odds taken May 25

Trust in Truex Jr. Once Again

We were riding with Truex Jr. at the Sunday race and I’m going to be rolling with him again. Mostly, I like to bet Top 10 props with these guys because I find it’s tough to predict the outright winner perfectly but I’ll once again be on Truex Jr. for a Top 10 and a sprinkle on him to win outright.

Truex Jr. absolutely dominates at this track. He finished sixth on Sunday, which was his worst result in five tries. His other four results were first (twice), second and third. He still led for 87 laps – something he’s done in six of his last nine starts here. I’m rolling with him again as he’s the most consistent driver in Charlotte.

Kurt Busch for a Top 10

I’m willing to roll with the lesser-known Busch for this race if we’re looking at Top 10 props. He finished seventh in Sunday’s race and has now placed in the Top 10 in seven of his last nine outings. He’s been fairly consistent in that regard. He doesn’t usually push for wins – his best result in that span is fifth – but he’s usually in that five-to-10 range.

Kurt Busch has had some really solid results this year as he’s now placed in the Top 7 in four of his last five starts. His lone miss in that span was a 15th-place result, so it’s not as if he was way off. After leading laps for the first time this season this past Sunday (led 54), I’m looking for another Top 10 from him on Wednesday.

Avoid Logano

Once again, I’m advising to stay away from Logano. We can finally see that the oddsmakers are adjusting as he’s not near the favorites for this race. There are seven other drivers ahead of him in terms of the outright odds to win this race.

I’m not entirely sure what’s up with Logano because he started the year quite well with wins at the Duel No. 1, at Las Vegas and at Phoenix. Since getting back to business, though, he’s been 18th, sixth and 13th. He’s now placed 13th or worse at this track in five of his last six starts at Charlotte.

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