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2020 Daytona 500 Expert Picks and Predictions

2020 Daytona 500 Expert Picks and Predictions

Everyone’s excited for this coming weekend’s Great American Race AKA the 2020 Daytona 500 down in Daytona Beach, where the best of the best stock car drivers will look to out-duel each other for the chance to etch their names in NASCAR history books. Vegas’ odds are up, but most bettors are looking for some aficionado insight before making their wagers. Let’s check out which drivers key experts are feeling confident in for winning the big race.

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Daytona 500 Expert Picks

Expert Picks and Predictions for the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup Series Race on February 16, 2020

Where: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

When: Sunday, February 16, 2020. Green flag set to fly at 3:30 PM ET.

Broadcast: FOX

Line: View current Daytona 500 lines

CBS Sports (Sportsline)

Expert Top Driver to Watch
SportsLine Martin Truex

For those looking to cash in big time on the 2020 Daytona 500, SportsLine says that Martin Truex Jr. could be the driver to give you that huge payday. SportsLine uses a unique model it definitely trusts in helping them make betting decisions, and it seems that Truex is getting the love from it. Truex isn’t among the favorites to win at the Daytona International Speedway, but he’s had some close calls there. Just three years ago, he finished second in 2017’s The Coke Zero Sugar 400 race there. He also finished second during the 2016 Daytona 500. Overall, Truex has two top 5s and four top 10s in 29 career races at the said track.


Expert Top Driver to Watch
WSN Denny Hamlin

WSN didn’t name a certain pick to win the 2020 Daytona 500, but it recognizes Denny Hamlin as one of the top racers to watch this coming weekend. And that should be no surprise to anyone, considering the fact that the Joe Gibbs Racing star is the defending Daytona 500 champion and has been a consistently strong performer at the Daytona International Speedway. Hamlin has two Daytona 500 wins and nine top 10s, including eight top 5s, in 28 career races down in Daytona Beach.

William Blackwell

Expert Pick
William Blackwell Clint Bowyer

William Blackwell, on his YouTube channel, said that he thinks this is the year that Clint Bowyer finally gets his breakthrough success in Daytona Beach. Bowyer has had a run of unfortunate accidents in each of the last three times he raced at the Daytona International Speedway. Blackwell noted that Bowyer was in the running in those races before getting involved in unwanted situations. Bowyer has four top 5s in 28 career appearances at the Daytona International Speedway.

Top Bet Editor – Ryan Simpson

Expert Pick
Ryan Simpson Erik Jones

For his money, our own editor Ryan Simpson thinks that Erik Jones will further cement his status as one of the best young drivers in the NASCAR Cup by winning the 2020 Daytona 500. Jones has already won in Daytona Beach, topping the field during 2017’s The Coke Zero Sugar 400. Last year, he placed third at the 2019 Daytona 500. View more on Ryan’s pick and predictions for the race here.

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