Kevin Harvick is off to a slower start than a year ago, but it does not in any manner damage how dangerous he will probably be at ISM Raceway in Phoenix on Sunday for the TicketGuardian 500.

Harvick has two career wins in the one-mile monitor and ends in the top 10 in 65.6 percent of the races there. He’s definitely the favorite to win.

However Kyle Busch cannot be underestimated with seven leading 7s in his past seven races and just two career wins in Phoenix. He’s finished in six of his seven attempts there in the top 4.

This race will be a duel between the two and also whoever gets out in front at the onset of the third stage will be the favorite to win. This time we’re going to choose Busch to come out the victor, as he may have picked up the win had it not been for a speeding penalty on pit road.

The TicketGuardian 500 could be seen Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

What are the odds for your TicketGuardian 500?
Kevin Harvick 9/4
Kyle Busch 7/2
Brad Keselowski 7/1
Joey Logano 8/1
Martin Truex Jr. 10/1
Chase Elliott 10/1
Denny Hamlin 15/1
Kyle Larson 20/1
Aric Almirola 20/1
Clint Bowyer 25/1
Erik Jones 25/1
Kurt Busch 30/1
Ryan Blaney 30/1
Austin Dillon 50/1
Alex Bowman 50/1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 50/1
Jimmie Johnson 50/1
Daniel Suarez 60/1
Ryan Newman 100/1
William Byron 100/1
Daniel Hemric 100/1
Paul Menard 100/1
Ryan Preece 200/1
Chris Buescher 200/1
Matt DiBenedetto 200/1
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. 500/1
Ty Dillon 1000/1
Michael McDowell 2000/1
David Ragan 2000/1
Field (all others) 500/1
Which NASCAR drivers should you watch at the TicketGuardian 500?
Aric Almirola was quietly good this season with two top 10s in his last two races and just a pole to his title. He’ll likely have a good week as he’s finishes of ninth, seventh and fourth at Phoenix in his past few runs at the track.

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