NASCAR Truck Series NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Odds, Betting Pick: Target This Driver Matchup on Tuesday Night
Photo by Marc Sanchez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Teammates Christian Eckes (18) Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) Toyota Tundra and Kyle Busch (51) Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM)
- The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returns to action tonight (8 p.m. ET, FS1) in the NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
- Tuesday night's race includes a stacked a field, with Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, John Hunter Nemechek and Ross Chastain all racing at Charlotte.
- Continue reading to learn about a head-to-head driver matchup offering betting value for the NC Education Lottery 200.
NASCAR will run its third straight race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Tuesday’s Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series’ NC Education Lottery 200 (8 p.m. ET on FS1).
The field is loaded — featuring Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Ross Chastain and John Hunter Nemechek — so it should be an interesting event for both fans and bettors.
Based on current futures, I’m not interested in playing outright winners, but do have a head-to-head driver matchup to take for the NC Education Lottery 200.
NASCAR Truck Series at Charlotte Odds, Betting Pick
The Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has run just two races this season, both back in February, but one was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway — a 1.5-mile track just like Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In that race, Stewart Friesen finished ninth while Christian Eckes managed just a 23rd-place result, however, Eckes was the significantly faster truck.
Unsurprisingly, eventual winner Kyle Busch was the dominant driver, but Eckes was the clear second-best truck.
Eckes ran the second-most fast laps (behind Busch) and finished second to Kyle in both Stage 1 and Stage 2. On the other hand, Friesen was not among the top-10 finishers in either of the first two stages.
While battling for second place on lap 74, Eckes cut down a tire and made heavy contact with the wall, ending his chance of a good finish. Even with the incident, Eckes still finished with the 11th-best average running position compared to Friesen’s rank of 18th.
This matchup should not be -110 both ways, which is the current line at the Westgate SuperBook in Vegas, so I’m targeting the value with Eckes.
Even the -121 price at DraftKings Sportsbook offers value.