Logano, Keselowski Share Best Odds to Win Coke Zero Sugar 400


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

Alex Bowman earned his first Cup series victory last week and he’s +1800 chances to repeat, but it is Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski with odds 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 in +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 during that interval, including the last two in a row, while Chevrolet has just two victories.
There has not been a repeat winner at this course since Jimmie Johnson did thus from the two races in 2013. Denny Hamlin looks to become the most recent driver to do it won the Daytona 500 in February.
Just once over the past 17 races in Daytona has got the winner started on the pole which was Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2015. The typical starting position for the driver who carried the checkered flag during that span was 12.53.
Alex Bowman (+1800) picked up the first checkered flag of his Cup series livelihood a week in Chicagoland and has had good qualifying rate at Daytona recently. He’s begun first or second in each of the last three runnings at this track, but has finished 10th or worse, so until he will come across the exact same speed from the race, I’ll stay away.
Logano (+700) has had better success throughout the Daytona 500 than he’s in the midseason race in this course. In the 500, he’s 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 has crashed in each of the past two runnings.
Keselowski (+700) has experienced a series of terrible luck at Daytona lately, having dropped in four of the past five races there, but six races ago at this course, he drove to victory lane. He has five wins at Talladega, another restrictor-plate monitor, so he knows how to compete in those races. Start looking for him to be at the hunt Saturday night.
Kyle Busch (+1100) less a favorite seems like an automated bet, but Daytona has become the better of him most of his career. Busch won the July race in 2008, marking the only time he has driven to victory lane at Daytona, and he has only three top-five finishes there over the last 14 races, however he had been the most runner-up in this year’s Daytona 500.
I have been fading Kevin Harvick (+1100) all season long as he had not shown evidence of his former dominant self until last week. He looked powerful at Chicagoland, leading 132 of the 267 laps, but ultimately finished 14th. Harvick has crashed in four of the five races in Daytona since switching to Ford at 2017 but he led multiple laps at three of those runnings. Assuming he keeps his nose clean, this may be a good place for Harvick.

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