Kyle Busch is on a fantastic run at this time and any odds post has to begin with him.

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

This week includes 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 win last year while Truex is no slouch himself with six top-seven finishes in his last seven efforts at the half-mile track. These guys could fight it out for the win, but they’ll likely be fighting Busch for the success.

Now it would be absurd to select anyone but Busch to win and that is what we’re doing. He is outdriving everybody in NASCAR at the moment and has the auto. He’s got a great chance this week to pass Richard Petty with his 201st career win in NASCAR’s top three series.

The STP 500 could be viewed Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FS1.

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