Bluegreen Vacations 500 Picks
The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will set the field for the final race for the title today when drivers compete in the Bluegreen Vacations 500. Here’s three drivers we like for today’s race.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Kyle Busch is the favorite today, as he is listed with 3/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Denny Hamlin (4/1), Martin Truex Jr. (5/1) and Kevin Harvick (5/1). The Bluegreen Vacations 500 is set to take place today at 2:30PM from ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.
52201 Kyle Busch 3/1
Busch is in need of a strong showing today. He sits third in the point standings, but has just a 2-point lead over fourth. Should someone in the 5-8 range win today and he finishes behind Joey Logano, that could remove Busch from the championship race next weekend. Busch has done well in Arizona, winning three times in his career. His average finish is 11.1 and his driver rating is 103.9. If Busch is going to compete for the title, he needs a strong showing today. I like his chances.
52203 Kevin Harvick 5/1
Harvick already has his spot in next week’s championship race, so he has nothing to lose today. It’s hard to ignore his numbers at this track. Over 33 races, Harvick has nine victories with 22 top-10 finishes. His average finish is 9.3, while his driver rating there is 110.8. Harvick has put up better performances than anyone else in the field at this track. I can see him picking up another win today even though he doesn’t have the pressure to perform this afternoon.
52205 Chase Elliott 8/1
Elliott finds himself in must-win mode today. He is in eighth place in the standings and only a win is going to propel him into next week’s championship race. Elliott has competed at ISM Raceway seven times in his career. He doesn’t’ have a win, but he has a 10.1 average finish and a 104.1 driver rating. Those numbers tell me he is consistently in the mix at the track and should be in the mix today. With that added motivation to win, I think he has to roll the dice and make some risky moves that could pay off in a nice way for you.