With Wednesday’s NASCAR All-Star Race and festivities out of the way, the next points race converges on Texas Motor Speedway with little time to regroup, on Sunday. Will any of the favorites win the 2020 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500? Or will a sleeper claim the checkered flag? Let’s take a look at three key (and high-value) sleepers below. And remember to register to make your own picks by claiming the 150% sign up bonus banner below!
Sleeper Picks and Predictions for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Cup Series Race on July 19, 2020
Where: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth
When: Sunday, July 19, 2020, green flag at 3:00 PM ET
Broadcast: NBC Sports
Matt Kenseth (100/1 odds in Las Vegas)
Kenseth reminded everyone that he’s still part of the season when he secured a runner-up finish at the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400. He failed to build on that momentum, however, as he went just 25th at the Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Motor Speedway last Sunday. Still, it’s hard to underestimate Kenseth’s chances to win this coming Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, considering his resume at Texas Motor Speedway. Kenseth has won two races in 30 career starts there. He also has 14 top 5s and 19 top 10s. His career average finish there is 9.47.
William Byron (40/1 odds in Las Vegas)
Byron has come up with a bunch of decent performances of late. Over his last seven starts, he’s cracked the top 11 six times, the only blackeye was a 27th-place finish at the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400. He rebounded right away from that by finishing 11th at the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Byron has cracked the top 10 at Texas Motor Speedway once when he went sixth at last year’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. Overall, Byron has a career average finish of 12.25 in four races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Erik Jones (30/1 odds in Las Vegas)
Forget about Jones’ 33rd-place finish at the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 or his recent 22nd-place performance at the Quaker State 400. In order to get your trust back in Jones for at least the upcoming race at Texas Motor Speedway, it’s important to know this: Jones has a career average finish of 9.43 in seven starts there. Moreover, he hasn’t finished worse than 10th in any of his last five starts at Texas Motor Speedway.
Will one of the above pull-off an upset and deliver a big payday for those who bet accordingly? View our complete betting preview and final prediction for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.
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