The 2017 NASCAR schedule live TV and online schedule is approaching its third full month of action and already we have seen many surprises and upsets, including in the Monster Energy Drink Series.
While there are still a lot of races on the NASCAR schedule, so far it is pretty safe to say that Kyle Larson has been the biggest surprise – and best driver of the early season.
Larson has jumped out to a terrific start so far in 2017, as he has been in position to win in practically every race. Larson currently leads the NASCAR Monster Energy Drink standings with 268 points and has shown no signs of slowing down. In his six starts this season, Larson has one victory and four top 10 finishes, not to mention he’s finished in the top 20 in all six of his starts. Now that’s a great way to begin a year!
There are three more races on the NASCAR Monster Energy schedule for April, with one of the biggest of the year coming this weekend in Texas at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. Last year, Kyle Busch took the checkered flag at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, however, this year it may be tough for him to repeat as the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 champ.
Busch has been great over the past few years competing in Texas. In his last 22 starts, he has two wins and has an average of finishing 11th or higher in each race. While it will be tough for him to repeat, Kyle Busch still has to be considered one of the favorites in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 this Sunday.
The schedule for April is listed below, along with the top contenders’ odds to win each race. The odds to win the Food City 500 and Toyota Owners 400 will be updated as they are released.
NASCAR fans will be able to see every race in April air nationwide on FOX. The NASCAR races will also be available streaming live online through the FOX Sports Go App.
Monster Energy Drink Series: April 9, 1:30 p.m. (FOX) O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 — Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas
- Kyle Larson (6/1)
- Chase Elliott (8/1)
- Jimmie Johnson (8/1)
- Martin Truex Jr (8/1)
- Brad Keselowski (9/1)
- Kyle Busch (9/1)
- Joey Logano (10/1)
Monster Energy Drink Series: April 23, 2:00 p.m. (FOX) Food City 500 — Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee
Monster Energy Drink Series: April 30, 2:00 p.m. (FOX) Toyota Owners 400 — Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia