Kyle Busch is about a great run at this time and any odds post must start with him.

And coming into a week with two consecutive wins and a race at a track at which he has three career victories, Busch is the guy to beat once again. He is the favorite heading into the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the shortest track in NASCAR.

This week has a few interesting storylines as Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. butted heads, and automobiles, at last season’s playoff race at Martinsville while Logano came away with the win.

Logano has seven top-10 finishes in his last 10 races at Martinsville including that triumph last season while Truex is no slouch himself with six top-seven finishes in his last seven attempts at the half-mile track. These men could fight it out for the win, but they’ll probably be fighting Busch for the victory.

At this point it would be foolish to select anybody but Busch to win and that is what we’re doing. He is outdriving everyone in NASCAR at the moment and has the auto. He’s got a great chance this week to maneuver Richard Petty along with his 201st career win in NASCAR’s top three series.

The STP 500 could be seen Sunday at two p.m. ET on FS1.

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