VAVEL NASCAR pick 'em: Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

Following his win last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch enters this weekend as the heavy favorite, and with good reason, he has won two straight Sprint Cup races, and four straight races overall. Here is who the VAVEL NASCAR staff picked to win this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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This Week's picks

Stevie Larson

Driver: Kyle Busch

Reason: "As much as I dislike him, I have to go with Kyle Busch just because he is on a roll lately, and I think that he will be tough to beat this weekend at a track where he has five career wins. Look for the driver of the #18 Toyota to park in victory lane after the Food City 500."

Stephen Frust

Driver: Brad Keselowski

Reason: "While Brad doesn't have a long list of Bristol wins, he does bring his A-game to the half mile TN oval. After a strong performance at the series other half mile oval, look for Brad to take his Miller Lite Ford to the front."

Mark Smith

Driver: Denny Hamlin

Reason: "The driver of the #11 has already booked him spot in this years Chase for the Sprint Cup, but I see him getting another victory this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hamlin is driving for the most in form team in NASCAR at the moment, Joe Gibbs Racing, and I see no reason why he can't get the FedEx Toyota into Victory Lane on Sunday."

Hamlin prepares to enter his car before the Food City 500.  (Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Brandon Farris

Driver: Kyle Busch

Reason: "It's Bristol. He's had success here in the past and is riding a real hot streak at this time. His own worse enemy may be hself though at snapping his streak. He can't beat himself with a pit road penalty or anything else."