2019年7月12日

Adhering to a high-speed, rain-delayed race at Chicagoland Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series continues its pedal to the metal Strategy at Daytona International Speedway this Saturday night at the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

Alex Bowman earned his first Cup series victory a week and he’s +1800 chances to repeat, but it is Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski with chances of +700 who top the oddsboard. Intertops has Logano and Keselowski since the favorites at +700 followed closely by Denny Hamlin in +1000, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick in +1100 and Kurt Busch, Ryan Blaney and Clint Bowyer at +1400 to round out the top drivers on the oddsboard. Standout Stats Ford has won five of the last ten races in Daytona and Toyota has won three runnings over that interval, including the last two in a row, while Chevrolet has just two victories. There has not been a repeat winner in this track since Jimmie Johnson did so in the two races at 2013. Denny Hamlin appears to become the most recent driver to perform it as he won the Daytona 500 in February. Only once over the past 17 races in Daytona has the winner started on the pole and that was Dale Earnhardt Jr. at 2015. The typical starting place for the driver who transported the checkered flag during that interval was 12.53. Alex Bowman (+1800) picked up the first checkered flag of his Cup series career a week at Chicagoland and has had good qualifying speed at Daytona recently. He’s begun first or second in each of the past three runnings in this course, but has completed 10th or worse, so until he will find the exact same rate in the race, I will stay away. Logano (+700) has had better success throughout the Daytona 500 than he’s in the midseason race at this track. From the 500, he has an average finish position of 13.28, for example winning in 2015, but he has an average finish position of 21.2 from the July race, and it has crashed in each of the past two runnings. Keselowski (+700) has had a string of terrible luck at Daytona recently, having dropped in four of the last five races but six races ago at this track, he drove to victory lane. He’s five wins at Talladega, yet another restrictor-plate monitor, so that he knows how to compete in these races. Look for him to be in the hunt Saturday night. Kyle Busch (+1100) not as a favorite sounds like an automatic bet, but Daytona has gotten the better of him for most of his career. Busch won the July race in 2008, marking the only time he has forced to victory lane at Daytona, and he’s only three top-five finishes there over the past 14 races, however he was the runner-up in this season’s Daytona 500. I’ve been evaporating Kevin Harvick (+1100) all season long since he hadn’t shown evidence of his former dominant self before last week. He looked strong at Chicagoland, leading 132 of the 267 laps, but ultimately finished 14th. Harvick has crashed in four of those five races in Daytona since switching to Ford in 2017 however he led multiple laps in three of these runnings. Assuming that he keeps his nose clean, this could be a fantastic spot for Harvick. Read more: nroda.org