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How the public is betting the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington

The betting public prefers favorites in Sunday’s NASCAR return. We break down the odds and picks for the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington.

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, stand on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 09, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

NASCAR is back in action Sunday afternoon, with the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway. The race gets underway at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, marking the return of racing for the first time since NASCAR suspended its season in March.

Brad Keselowski is starting on the pole after a random draw this week. Alex Bowman joins him on the front row, with Matt DiBenedetto and Kyle Busch lining up behind them in the third and fourth positions. B.J. McLeod and Josh Bilicki will be the final row of the race.

DraftKings Sportsbook is offering a variety of odds for the race, and Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch are two of the most bet drivers. Busch has accumulated 9% of total bets and 11% of total betting handle. Hamlin is in the tenth position in the lineup, next to Joey Logan and has accumulated 8% of total bets and 12% of total betting handle. As of the morning of the race, Busch is the favorite to win at +500 and Hamlin is tied for second at +650.

Keselowski is sitting on the pole at +800. It could make for some quick laps led, but he faces some stiff competition in the return to racing. He is getting 8% of the betting handle and 5% of total bets.

The long shots getting some decent betting action include Jimmie Johnson (+2500) with 5% of bets and handle, and Ryan Blaney (+2000) and Kurt Busch (+2000) with 4% of bets and handle.

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