The first NASCAR Cup Series race of July will be at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 2020 Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records. The favorites (view here) are always the hot commodities on the betting board, but that doesn’t mean you’ll only have such drivers on your shortlist. Here are three value sleeper picks for this coming weekend’s race in Indiana.
Sleeper Picks and Predictions for the NASCAR Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records NASCAR Cup Series Race on July 5, 2020
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana
When: Sunday, July 5, 2020, green flag at 4:00 PM ET
Broadcast: NBC Sports
William Byron (odds)
Byron is doing just enough to be in the playoff picture. He’s really picked it up since late May, as he headed into the 2020 Pocono 350 with five top 15s (three top 10s) in his previous six starts. Speaking of improvement, Byron made a great leap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he finished 19th in his NASCAR Cup Series debut there in 2018 before going fourth in last year’s Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered By Florida Georgia Line.
Clint Bowyer (odds)
Bowyer might be frustrating a lot of sleeper-hunters this season, but bettors should keep their faith in him, at least for this upcoming race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where his last two appearances there resulted in a pair of fifth-place finishes. So far in his career, Bowyer has four top 5s, five top 10s, and 12 top 20s in 14 career races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His career average finish there is 13.5.
Jimmie Johnson (odds)
A seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion as a sleeper? Why not? Johnson has not won a race since topping the field at the 2017 AAA 400 Drive for Autism at the Dover International Speedway, and his horde of fans can’t wait for him to win at least one more before he retires from full-time racing at the end of this season. Could that happen this coming weekend? Johnson has four wins and seven top 10s in 18 career races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Will one of the sleepers above actually take the checkered flag this coming Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway? View our complete prediction and betting preview for the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer (aka Vodka) 400 here.
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