2021 Food City Dirt Race NASCAR Odds, Preview and Picks

For the first time in over 50 years, the NASCAR Cup Series will feature a race on a dirt track with the 2021 Food City Dirt Race. The race was originally scheduled for March 28th, but inclement weather has pushed the event to Monday. What’s important is that we’re still going to see a race.

Which driver will take the checkered flag in Las Vegas? Read on for our odds and preview for the 2021 Food City Dirt Race race below.

Food City Dirt Race 2021 Race Info

  • When: Monday, March 29, 2021 | 4:00 PM ET
  • Where: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: MRN
  • Live Stream: FOX Sports Online

Who are the Favorites to Win the 2021 Food City Dirt Race?

Kyle Larson

  • 2021 Food City Dirt Race Odds: +240

Larson has been sensational this season. He announced his return to the NASCAR Cup Series competition with a loud noise, winning in Las Vegas earlier this month before finishing seventh in Phoenix and second in Atlanta last week. However, Larson will start at the back of the field this Monday after experiencing some engine issues in the qualifying race on Friday. Although that’s a bit of a setback for Larson, he definitely deserves his status as a favorite based on the 2021 Food City Dirt Race odds.

Chase Briscoe

  • 2021 Food City Dirt Race Odds: +1000

Briscoe wouldn’t find himself up in the 2021 Food City Dirt Race odds if this Monday’s race was a usual one. But since the race will be on a dirt track, where Briscoe has considerable experience, he’ll be a driver to watch this weekend. The NASCAR Cup Series rookie will be drawing from his background in dirt track races during his days as a midget and sprint car driver. Briscoe has 87 points on the season after six starts.

Who are the Sleepers to Win the 2021 Food City Dirt Race?

Erik Jones

2021 Food City Dirt Race Odds: +5000

Erik Jones is still looking to break out of his winless slump. Jones has not won a race since 2019, though he had close calls last year when he had nine top 5s in 36 starts. This season, Jones has managed just one top 10 so far, but he’s not such a bad bet relative to his 2021 Food City Dirt Race odds.

Cole Custer

  • 2021 Food City Dirt Race Odds: +5000

Not many people are looking at the direction of Cole Custer right now. For one, what has he done of late? Custer finished 18th in Atlanta last week, which was his best finish in four starts. Exactly why he’s a sleeper. Custer has a surprise factor going for him. Last year, he came out of nowhere to win the Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway.

Expert’s Prediction for the Food City Dirt Race 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Race

This weekend’s event will be anybody’s race to win. Kyle Larson is a favorite for a reason, thanks to his great start to the season, but this being a race type not seen in the NASCAR Cup Series level for five decades, even the long shots can look like tasty bets.

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