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

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

Alex Bowman earned his first Cup series victory a week and he has +1800 chances to repeat, however, it is Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski with chances of +700 who top the oddsboard.

Intertops includes Logano and Keselowski as the favorites at +700 followed by Denny Hamlin at +1000, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick at +1100 and Kurt Busch, Ryan Blaney and Clint Bowyer at +1400 to round out the leading drivers on the oddsboard.

Standout Stats
Ford has won five of the last 10 races in Daytona and Toyota has won three runnings during that span, 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 thus from the 2 races in 2013. Denny Hamlin appears to become the most recent driver to do it won the Daytona 500 in February.
Only once over the last 17 races in Daytona has got the winner started on the pole and that was Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2015. The typical starting place for the driver who carried the checkered flag over the interval was 12.53.
Alex Bowman (+1800) picked up the first checkered flag of his Cup series livelihood a week at Chicagoland and has had good qualifying rate at Daytona recently. He’s begun first or second in each of the past three runnings in this track, but has finished 10th or worse, therefore until he can find exactly the same rate from the race, I’ll stay away.
Logano (+700) has had greater success throughout the Daytona 500 than he has at 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’s an average finish position of 21.2 in the July race, and it has dropped in each of the past two runnings.
Keselowski (+700) has experienced a series of bad luck at Daytona lately, having dropped in four of the past five races there, but six races back in this course, he drove to victory lane. He has five wins at Talladega, yet another restrictor-plate track, so that he knows the way to compete in those races. Start looking for him to be at the search Saturday night.
Kyle Busch (+1100) not as a favorite seems like an automated wager, but Daytona has become 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 endings there over the past 14 races, however he was the most runner-up in this season’s Daytona 500.
I have been fading Kevin Harvick (+1100) all season long since he hadn’t shown signs of his former leading self until last week. He seemed powerful at Chicagoland, leading 132 of the 267 laps, but finally finished 14th. Harvick has dropped in four of the five races at Daytona since switching to Ford in 2017 but he led multiple laps at three of these runnings. Assuming that he keeps his nose clean, this may be a good spot for Harvick.

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