Publish Date: 04/16/2022
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Not much to report from last weeks race at Martinsville, and we at the Grueling Truth have recoined the race as The Follow the Leader 400. If you are looking for the best sports betting sites to bet on this week’s race!To summarize all the action from last week Chase Elliott won the first two stages leading all 181 laps, and then William Byron led the rest to become the first two-time winner of the 2022 season. Many factors played into the snooze fest of a race this past weekend, the cold weather did not allow the tires and track to heat up sufficiently for rubber to be laid down on the track during the race, also with the 670-horsepower package on the Next Gen cars it appeared acceleration out of the turns was a bit sluggish. I’m sure Nascar is on top of the issue and I’m sure we will see a more exciting race when Martinsville is revisited later this year. On to the Bristol dirt race this Sunday night where Joey Logano who is still looking for his first win of the season hopes to defend his title from last year. Whether you love or hate the idea of trucking in thousands of loads of dirt to cover the already amazing track, one thing remains certain it will be an exciting race. Don’t forget to join Steve Risley, Joe Spilman and Ryan Peters on The Grueling Truth Nascar Show Wednesday’s at 7pm as they recap all the action from the previous week and give you their top picks for the next race. You can Find the Grueling truth on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Google Podcast, and I Heart radio,
Top 5 best bets for the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol
Kyle Larson is arguably the best dirt track driver in Nascar’s top circuit. On any given Saturday night, you are likely to find him at a local dirt track somewhere in America competing in a World of Outlaws sprint car or late model event usually dominating the race against some of the world’s best dirt track drivers. Larson probably would have won the Bristol dirt event last year if it wasn’t for some bad luck. I look for Larson to possibly pick up his second win of 2022 this weekend on the dirt at Bristol. Larson is +550 to win, +160 to finish in the top 3, and -135 to finish in the top 5. Check out the top new sportsbooks!
Joey Logano is not considered by many of the experts to have a dirt track background, however, he was able to find a way to win last year on the dirt at Bristol. I look for Logano to carry the confidence from last year’s race and turn in a strong performance on Sunday. Logano is +900 to win, +240 to finish in the top 3, and + 120 to finish in the top 5.
Chase Elliott will get some much-needed dirt practice during the truck race on Saturday night. I believe that will propel him into a strong performance for Sunday’s race on the dirt. Elliott is also no stranger to dirt racing, like many drivers in the last few years Elliott has competed in more than a few dirt track races including the Dirt Nationals at Bristol last year. Elliott is +1000 to win, +300 to finish in the top 3, and +130 to finish in the top 5.
Chase Briscoe started his racing career on the dirt and grew up watching his father and grandfather compete in dirt sprint cars and they were both great drivers in their own right. To say Briscoe has an advantage on the dirt is an understatement. I look for Briscoe to use his knowledge this week to compete for a win. Briscoe is +1200 to win, +350 to finish in the top 3, and +150 to finish in the top 5.
Alex Bowman rounds out the top 5 this week. Like Briscoe and Larson, Bowman is no stranger to the dirt. In fact, the Arizona short track racing star owns his own Midget and Sprint car racing team. Much like Briscoe I look for Bowman to use his superior knowledge of dirt racing this week and compete for a win at Bristol. Bowman is +1400 to win, +350 to finish in the top 3, and +150 to finish in the top 5.