The account of 10 miserable weeks on the sideline has NASCAR been missed. COVID-19 shut down auto racing’s top series after the March 8 race at Phoenix. Since that time NASCAR has carefully plotted its return. Sports have been very hesitant to come back too soon. Fashion a combination of coronavirus unknowns with fear of public backlash. Yet the consensus is that fans are beyond ready for a NASCAR betting return. Darlington Raceway will be the venue on Sunday. Starting with the green flag will sports fan’s hopes be restored. A review of the 2020 NASCAR standings is in order.
2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Season Restart
|Date and Time:||Season Resumes on Sunday, May 17, 2020|
Odds to Win 2020 NASCAR Cup at SBG
|Martin Truex Jr.||19/2|
|Matt Di Benedetto||50/1|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||75/1|
|All others||110/1 or greater|
2020 NASCAR Cup Championship Odds Overview
Regardless of rules packages and format changes the cream consistently rises to the top in NASCAR. Perpetual offshore bookmaker favorite Kevin Harvick is the understandable chalk. Harvick won the 2014 Sprint Cup championship and is always in the hunt. Furthermore, he was the 2001 NASCAR rookie of the year. When you combine his longevity and consistency you get a betting favorite.
Kyle Busch and Joey Logano are recent champions that are in the hunt almost every week. In like manner to all sports, NASCAR has its marquee name brand drivers that draw increased wagering action.
Four races are in the books as action resumes Sunday. The first place belongs to Harvick, adding to his NASCAR Betting appeal. Despite having no wins Harvick’s worst finish was ninth. That is emblematic of his tremendous consistency. Harvick’s best finish was second place at Phoenix.
Following Harvick are Logano, Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman, Jimmie Johnson, and Ryan Blaney. Completing the top ten are Kyle Larson, Aric Almirola, Matt DiBenedetto, and Brad Keselowski. Next are Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Chris Buescher, and Martin Truex Jr. Rounding out the top 20 are Kurt Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Bubba Wallace, William Byron, and Austin Dillon.
Kyle Larson Suspended
In view of an ugly racial slur at a sports sim, even Kyle Larson lost his ride with Chip Ganassi Racing. 2003 Cup champion Matt Kenseth will take Larson’s place. Sponsors such as Credit One Bank and McDonald’s cut all ties with Larson after the incident. As a result, Ganassi has left no choice but to cut all ties.
Can Logano Reignite Heat?
So far, the top NASCAR winner has been the 2018 champion Joey Logano. Logano took the checkered flag at Las Vegas and Phoenix. It was quite a rebound after a poor 26th place run at the Daytona 500.
Busch League Starts
Certainly, the Busch brothers were off to disappointing starts when COVID-19 shut things down. Defending champion Kyle finished 35th at Daytona and 15th at Las Vegas. While Kurt was 33rd at Daytona and 25th at Las Vegas. Adding insult to injury is that Vegas is the Busch Brothers home town.
2020 NACAR Cup Betting Odd Pick: Joey Logano