Harvick, Busch Co-Favorites to Win Pennzoil 400 in Las Vegas
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2020 series kicked off in a major way for the Daytona 500 that watched Denny Hamlin collect his second straight checkered flag . Needless to say, this week, the ending of this 500 came with a note that was painful as Ryan Newman was involved in a bad accident, but had been released from the hospital. Despite the hot start to this season of Hamlin, he is sixth on the oddsboard to win in Las Vegas with Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch sharing on at the odds at +450.
Online sportsbook BetOnline has Harvick and Busch favored at +450 followed by Martin Truex Jr. at +500, Brad Keselowski in +650, Joey Logano at +750, Denny Hamlin at +800, Kyle Larson in +1200, Chase Elliott at +1200, Ryan Blaney in +1600 and Alex Bowman in +2500 to round out the top 10 drivers in the oddsboard.
Even with Las Vegas being the freshman for Kyle Busch, the trail has never been too kind to reigning champion. The 34-year-old won at Las Vegas in 2009 but has not pushed to victory there since and has already had an average finish position of 13.5 over the last 11 runnings with just four top-five finishes. Toyota has won just two of the previous eight races.
This must indicate that Harvick the better option of the two and that is a statement that is correct. The 2014 winner has finished in the top 10 and has won two of the previous seven races. Because he had been involved in mishaps, the two finishes outside the top 10 were. He has led at least one lap at seven of the last eight races in Las Vegas. When I had to choose Kyle Busch or even Kevin Harvick to win this particular race, my bet would be about the latter.
There are two drivers whom I think are providing odds that are better than Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick and it just so happens both of these drivers are now mates. Team Roger Penske’s Brad Keselowski (+650) and Joey Logano (+750) both happen to be dominant at this track lately and also have a fantastic shot to win again.
Keselowski has won a number of the last eight races at Las Vegas along with his worst finish considering switching to Ford in 2013, a period of nine races, was seventh. Meanwhile, the Logano has just one win in his 13 career Vegas begins, but has an average finish position of 4.5 within the last six runnings and has led at least 20 laps in seven of their previous eight races out there.
Both of these drivers have combined to win four of the previous eight races and they’ve completed 10th or better. Keselowski has also finished in the top ten of the last nine. Finally, Logano and Keselowski have led laps frequently at this track with Logano leading at least one lap in five of their last seven and Keselowski, eight of the previous 10.
Here’s a look at the list of odds Motor Speedway:
Odds at February 20??hinting of BetOnline