It’s time for another race in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series. After wild races in Daytona Beach which saw two first-time winners, the Series will head to Homestead, Florida for the 2021 Dixie 400 race. Have you made your picks yet? If you’re still on the fence, you can let the experts break down which drivers you should be keeping a close eye on.
Expert Picks and Predictions for the NASCAR Dixie Vodka 400 Cup Series Race on February 28, 2021
Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida
When: Sunday, February 28, 2021. Green flag set to fly at 3:30 PM ET.
CBS Sports (Sportsline)
SportsLine named Ryan Blaney as a top driver to watch out for this weekend. While noting the facts that Blaney crashed out of the 2021 Busch Clash, went just 30th at the 2021 Daytona 500, and only managed a 15th-place finish at the 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 At Daytona, SportsLine believed that good things will come for Blaney this weekend because of he had a strong performance at the Homestead-Miami Speedway last year. Blaney led in 70 laps and finished third at the 2020 Dixie Vodka race. Blaney is +1000 to win on Sunday.
|Covers||Ryan Blaney over Kyle Busch|
Over at Covers, the site, in its preview of the 2021 Dixie Vodka 400 suggested picking Ryan Blaney in the matchup against Kyle Busch. Covers does not feel the same confidence they have in Blaney in Busch (+1200 to win 2021 Dixie Vodka 400)in part because the latter is working with a new crew chief. In six career races at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Blaney has finished inside the top 5 once (2020) and owns a 17.17 career average finish there.
Race Review Online
|Expert||Putting money on|
|Greg DePalma||Denny Hamlin|
Greg DePalma of Race Review Online has high confidence in Denny Hamlin, and it’s not hard to see why. After all, Hamlin is the favorite to win the 2021 Dixie Vodka 400 with odds of +500 to do it. Hamlin is coming off a third-place finish at the 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 At Daytona and was fifth at the 2021 Daytona 500. And by the way, he is the defending champion of the Dixie Vodka 400, winning it last year after leading the race in 137 laps.
TopBet Editor – Ryan Simpson
|Ryan Simpson, TB News Editor||Martin Truex Jr.|
Here’s what our own Ryan Simpson had to say about Martin Truex Jr. in our main preview for the 2021 Dixie 400 race on Sunday:
“Truex had a disappointing start to the season, as he finished just 25th at the Daytona 500. Among the favorites in last week’s NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona RC, Truex betrayed expectations by finishing outside the top 10 (12th). Still, it’s not advisable to just give up on a talented driver like Truex. For one, he owns a 10.31 average finish in his career at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 16 races there since 1999.”
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