It’s time to speculate again which driver will win this coming Sunday during the continuation of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series at the Daytona Road Course, where the 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 will take place. 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 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 NASCAR Cup Series Race on February 21, 2021
Where: Daytona International Speedway
When: Sunday, February 21, 2021, green flag at 3:00 PM ET
Sportsline (via CBS)
SportsLine didn’t directly name a driver as their pick to win the 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253, but said that its model is “high on Kyle Busch.” On TopBet’s sportsbook, Busch is currently listed with odds of +700 to win this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway. Their confidence in Busch lies mostly on the fact that he has won four starts in 34 road course events in his career in the NASCAR Cup Series. Also, Busch has placed inside the top 5 11 times and inside the top 10 19 times. Busch recently won The Busch Clash on Feb. 9 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course just before the Daytona 500.
|Covers||AJ Allmendinger, Erik Jones, Michael McDowell|
Allmendinger is among the long shots to watch out at the 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 for along with Erick Jones and Michael McDowell, according to Covers. Allmendinger has only won one race so far in his NASCAR Cup Series career, which was on a road course back in 2014 at Watkins Glen. What’s more notable for Allmendinger in relation to his chances of winning the race on Sunday is that he’s won on the Charlotte ROVAL twice in the last two years in the Xfinity Series, according to Covers. Jones (+10000) is another driver to watch out for, as he’s finished inside the top 8 in all of his last eight starts on road courses. As for McDowell, it’s no secret that he just won the 2021 Daytona 500, so he might work his magic yet again.
|Expert||Drivers to watch out for|
|Ameer Tyree||A.J. Allmendinger, Kyle Busch|
Ameer Tyree of SB Nation simply laid out the odds of drivers to win at the 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253, and he sort of echoes the sentiments of Covers when it comes to Allmendinger, while also feeling good about the chances of Busch.
Ryan Simpson | TopBet News Editor
|Ryan Simpson, News Editor||Martin Truex Jr.|
This writer thinks that Martin Truex Jr. is going to take the checkered flag this Sunday. Truex is always a strong driver on road courses. In 32 NASCAR Cup road course starts, he has won four times and placed inside the top 5 11 times. His average finish on road course races is 12.3, which is second-best among all drivers with 42 NASCAR Cup Series starts on that track type. View Ryan’s complete betting preview for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253.
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