Martinsville betting preview, start time, TV network

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7:30 p.m. ET Saturday, April 10 (Fox Sports 1)

Welcome to the 2nd early-season night race at Martinsville.

The half-mile track hosted a rescheduled Cup Series occasion on June 10 a year ago as NASCAR tried midweek races to get its complete season total throughout the coronavirus pandemic. This season, the very first Martinsville race of the year is on a Saturday night.

Martinsville set up lights in 2017 and fall races at the track have actually just recently ended after the sun has actually set. However the 2020 June race at the track was the Cup Series’ very first night race at Martinsville.

And think what? The man who has actually won 2 of the last 3 races that have actually ended under the lights is the preferred.

Martin Truex Jr. won the 2019 fall race at Martinsville and won the 2020 spring race for his only triumph of the season. Those wins make him a +550 preferred on Saturday.

Truex has actually led over 700 laps in each of the 3 previous Martinsville races. He was passed for the lead by Chase Elliott in the fall with 44 laps to go and eventually ended up 22nd after he was required to pit late in the race because of a vibration.

Will Truex make it 3 of 4 at Martinsville on Saturday night? Here’s a take a look at who you need to bank on Saturday night. Chances are through BetMGM.

The favorites

Martin Truex Jr., +550

Denny Hamlin, +575

Chase Elliott, +600

Brad Keselowski, +600

Joey Logano, +700

Ryan Blaney, +800

Hamlin has 5 wins in 30 Martinsville starts and has actually ended up in the leading 10 on 21 various events, though he was 24th and 11th at Martinsville a year earlier. Elliott ended up in the leading 5 of both Martinsville races in 2015 and Keselowski hasn’t ended up outside the leading 10 at Martinsville considering that the fall of 2015. That’s a run of 10 races and consists of 2 wins. If you’re wagering a motorist from this group, Keselowski looks like the very best option. He won in the spring of 2017 and the spring of 2019.

Great mid-tier worth

Kyle Busch, +1200

Kevin Harvick, +1400

Busch won at Martinsville in the fall of 2017. Harvick won at Martinsville in the spring of 2011. They haven’t been 2 of the very best motorists at the track just recently and their newest emphasize was when Harvick attempted to spin Busch out on the last lap a season earlier in a desperate effort to make the playoffs.

That didn’t work. And while neither motorist has a well-defined case for betting today, you need to benefit from their fairly high chances when you can. They can win anywhere.

Don’t wager this motorist

Kyle Larson, +1200

Martinsville hasn’t been too kind to Larson. He has simply one top-five surface in 12 starts at the track. That was a 3rd in 2016. His just other top-10 surface was a ninth-place run in the fall of 2019.

Searching for a longshot?

Matt DiBenedetto, +6600

DiBenedetto ended up seventh and 10th at Martinsville in 2020. He’s most likely not going to win on Sunday however if the top-10 speed he’s revealed at the track just recently is genuine, he’s without a doubt the very best choice amongst the longshots.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.