NASCAR at Martinsville odds, predictions: Surprising 2020 Maximum Pain Relief 500 picks from proven model

The shortest track in NASCAR steps into the spotlight on Wednesday night, when the sport’s premier series heads to Martinsville Speedway for the 2020 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. At only 0.526 miles and with a unique asphalt/concrete surface, “The Paperclip” delivers fast, side-by-side racing from start to finish. The modified 2020 NASCAR schedule doesn’t allow for practice or qualifying, so the 10 past NASCAR at Martinsville winners in the 2020 Maximum Pain Relief 500 starting grid could have an advantage.

Defending NASCAR Cup Series champ Kyle Busch, who owns two victories at Martinsville, is the 7-2 favorite in the latest 2020 NASCAR at Martinsville odds. Busch teammates Martin Truex Jr. (11-2) and Denny Hamlin (6-1) also among the favorites on the 2020 Maximum Pain Relief odds. Before locking in any 2020 Maximum Pain Relief 500 picks or entering any NASCAR DFS picks on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to see the 2020 NASCAR at Martinsville predictions and projected leaderboard from SportsLine’s proven computer model

Developed by daily Fantasy pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking into account factors such as track history and recent results.

The model began the 2020 NASCAR season by picking Denny Hamlin to win his second consecutive Daytona 500 at 10-1. It got off to a hot start on its NASCAR picks following the coronavirus hiatus as well, calling seven of the top 10 drivers at The Real Heroes 400 and the Toyota 500 at Darlington. Using the model, McClure also recommended an outright play on winner Brad Keselowski at 13-1 as one of his best bets at Bristol. The model also called Kevin Harvick’s win at Atlanta and nailed a whopping nine top-10 finishers in that race. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model simulated NASCAR at Martinsville 2020 on Wednesday, June 10, 10,000 times. Head here to see the complete projected leaderboard.

Top 2020 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 predictions

For the 2020 Maximum Pain Relief 500 on Wednesday, the model is high on Jimmie Johnson, even though he’s a 20-1 long shot in the latest Martinsville NASCAR odds 2020. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. A future Hall of Famer and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Johnson is enjoying a renaissance season in 2020. After a disappointing 35th-place finish at Daytona, he has ripped off top-10s at Las Vegas, California, Darlington, Bristol and Atlanta. 

Johnson is no stranger to Martinsville, either, winning nine times at “The Paperclip” in his storied career. And while Johnson’s last victory at Martinsville was in 2016, he leads all active drivers in average finish position (9.31), wins (9) and top-fives (24) at Martinsville. With a strong history at this track, you can confidently lock Johnson in as one of your 2020 NASCAR at Martinsville bets.

And a massive shocker: Chase Elliott, one of the top Vegas favorites at 15-2, stumbles big-time and doesn’t even crack the top five. There are far better values in this loaded NASCAR at Martinsville lineup. Elliott had an extremely disappointing run at Martinsville last fall, starting in second place, but ultimately settling for 36th. 

Elliott was dominant at Charlotte a few weeks back, taking first and second in the two races, but he doesn’t have any other top-three performances this season. He’s also had disappointing finishes at Bristol (22nd), Las Vegas (26th) and Darlington (38th) this year. With no career wins at Martinsville, Elliott is one of the 2020 Maximum Pain Relief 500 favorites to avoid on Wednesday. 

How to make 2020 Maximum Pain Relief 500 picks

The model is also targeting two other drivers with NASCAR at Martinsville odds of 12-1 or longer to make a serious run at the checkered flag. Anyone who backs these drivers could hit it big. You can only see them here.

So who wins Wednesday’s 2020 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500? And which long shots stun NASCAR? Check out the latest odds below and then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2020 NASCAR at Martinsville leaderboard, all from the model that has crushed its NASCAR picks and nailed the Daytona 500

2020 NASCAR at Martinsville odds 

Kyle Busch 7-2
Martin Truex Jr. 11-2
Brad Keselowski 11-2
Denny Hamlin 6-1
Chase Elliott 15-2
Joey Logano 8-1
Ryan Blaney 10-1
Kevin Harvick 12-1
Jimmie Johnson 20-1
Clint Bowyer 22-1
Kurt Busch 22-1
Alex Bowman 25-1
William Byron 40-1
Aric Almirola 40-1
Erik Jones 45-1
Matt Kenseth 60-1
Ryan Newman 100-1
Matt DeBenedetto 100-1
Christopher Bell 150-1
Austin Dillon 150-1
Tyler Reddick 200-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 200-1
Chris Buescher 300-1
Cole Custer 300-1
Ryan Preece 750-1
John Hunter Nemecheck 750-1
Bubba Wallace 1000-1
Ty Dillon 1000-1
Michael McDowell 200-1
Daniel Suarez 250-1
Joey Gase 500-1
Brennan Poole 500-1
Quin Houff 500-1
J.J. Yeley 500-1
Timmy Hill 500-1
Reed Sorenson 500-1
David Starr 500-1
Corey Lajoie 500-1 
Garrett Smithley 500-1
J.J. Yeley 1500-1

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