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Blue Emu 400 at Martinsville Speedway 4/10/22 -Picks & Predictions

The NASCAR cup series will travel to Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia on Sunday for the Blue Emu 400. The race will have a scheduled green flag drop time of 7:30 PM Eastern barring weather delay. Martin Truex Jr is the defending champion and has been demand to beat on this track for several years now. Martin Truex Jr has won three out of the last five races at Martinsville Speedway and has been driving well as of late leading 80 laps just a week ago at Richmond.

Last week at Richmond, Denny Hamlin took home the checkered flag in a much needed victory for his career as he snapped a 12 race winless streak for himself. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson have won four out of the last six night races, each winning two races. Unfortunately for Kyle Larson he will begin this race from the back of the pack due to a NASCAR violation of unapproved adjustments to the car.

Kyle Busch leads all NASCAR active drivers with 16 short track victories, however out of those 16 wins, only two of those came at the famous Martinsville Speedway built back in 1949. The oldest speedway of its kind on the NASCAR Cup Series Circuit.

2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 odds

Martin Truex Jr. 9-2
Denny Hamlin 6-1
Chase Elliott 7-1
Ryan Blaney 15-2
Kyle Busch 15-2
Kyle Larson 8-1
William Byron 9-1
Joey Logano 10-1
Alex Bowman 15-1
Christopher Bell 17-1
Kevin Harvick 25-1
Ross Chastain 30-1
Brad Keselowski 30-1
Chase Briscoe 30-1
Tyler Reddick 30-1
Kurt Busch 50-1
A.J. Allmendinger 50-1
Aric Almirola 50-1
Erik Jones 60-1
Daniel Suarez 65-1
Bubba Wallace 70-1
Austin Cindric 75-1
Austin Dillon 100-1
Cole Custer 175-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 200-1
Harrison Burton 250-1
Justin Haley 250-1
Chris Buescher 250-1
Ty Dillon 500-1
Michael McDowell 1000-1
Todd Gilliland 1000-1
Corey Lajoie 1500-1
JJ Yeley 2500-1
Josh Bilicki 5000-1
BJ McLeod 5000-1
Cody Ware 5000-1

Free Auto Racing Pick:

Brad Keselowski 30-1

An interesting bang for your buck pick in this race is Brad Keselowski going off at 30–1. Even though Denny Hamlin has the most wins active with five at Martinsville, and Martin Truex has been dominant at this particular track recently, having three wins, it took both drivers 32 total races to do so. For Brad Keselowski, it came a little easier having won two races at Martinsville in only 24 total races. Blue Emu 400 Prediction: Brad Keselowski wins.

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