There are 10 races left before the playoffs in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series, which means the competition and jockeying for position on the course and in the standings is only going to get fiercer. This weekend, the action is at the Kentucky Speedway for the 2020 Quaker State 400. Read on for more about the favorites, sleepers, and a long shot for this race.
Betting Preview for the Quaker State Presented by Walmart 400 NASCAR Cup Series Race on July 12, 2020
Where: Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky
When: Sunday, July 12, 2020, green flag at 2:30 PM ET
Keselowski extended his streak of top-20 finishes to 15 starts after placing fourth at the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 last Sunday. Prior to that, Keselowski finished 11th at Pocono 350 and ninth at Pocono 325. Based on his past performances at the Kentucky Speedway, it’s fair to expect Keselowski to continue the said streak going. He has three wins and four top 5s to go with six top 10s in nine career starts at Kentucky Speedway, where his average finish in those starts is 12.33.
Kyle Busch (odds)
It continues to be a hot-and-cold affair for Busch, who once again followed up a letdown performance with a strong one last Sunday, bouncing back from a 38th-place campaign at Pocono 350 with a sixth-place finish last Sunday at Indianapolis Speedway. He could break the trend this coming weekend at Kentucky Speedway, where he’s had a string of solid starts in his last three races there. He was fifth at the 2017 Quaker State 400, fourth at the 2018 Quaker State 400, and second at the 2019 Quaker State 400. All-time, Busch leads all drivers with a career-average finish of 4.67 in nine starts at Kentucky Speedway.
Kevin Harvick (odds)
How about Mr. Harvick? The Stewart-Haas Racing driver secured his second win in three starts and fourth overall this season when he topped the field at the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 last Sunday. Harvick is clearly hot right now, so it wouldn’t come as a surprise if bettors flock towards Harvick’s name again. Harvick, however, has not won in nine starts at Kentucky Speedway, where his career average finish is 10.78.
William Byron (odds)
Byron has zero wins so far this season, but he’s got five top 10s in 16 starts. Byron, who’s fresh off a 27th-place finish at the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400, is not far removed from his best finish to date this season. That was his seventh-place performance at the Pocono 350 late last June.
Erik Jones (odds)
After a podium finish at the Pocono 350, Jones failed to sustain his momentum, as he managed just a 33rd-place finish at the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 last Sunday. He could be in for a much better showing this week, though, as he has top 10 finishes in all his three career starts at Kentucky Speedway.
Austin Dillon (odds)
Dillon is another driver who hasn’t won a race yet this year, but since finishing 39th at GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, he’s not exactly made a laughing stock out of himself, finishing inside the top 19 in all three races that followed.
Kevin Harvick wins the 2020 Quaker State Presented by Walmart 400.
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