2019 Quaker State 400 Odds – Driver Match-Ups Picks

Race: Quaker State 400

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Track: Kentucky Speedway
Time: 7:30pm ET
Channel: NBCSN
What We Learned From Last Weekend
Have you noticed the name Justin Haley yet? If not, you’ll be hearing a lot of it going ahead. Haley won his first NASCAR Cup Series race in just 3 begins this Sunday after the race was postponed because of rain and then shortened because of more rain. There are a LOT of crying drivers and fans fussing because NASCAR called the race, but yall need to realize that I concur with NASCAR’s decision this time around, and THAT is saying a great deal. NASCAR already held away from running altogether in order that they could attempt to run a full race Sunday. Then the rain hit once again. And it was not just a drizzle. The track and infield were completely waterlogged. Merely to dry the track would have taken several hours and of itself and, very honestly, the drivers and teams were all ready to move on to Kentucky.
The funny thing is that I was frustrated with the way in which the race stopped as well. The»big one» literally only happened. A considerable area of the field was wiped out, hence why Haley ended up in the front of the pack. That being said, there were still a few drivers that could have possibly gotten stagnant once more, most notably Joey Logano, that had been the course of this field throughout most of the race. That having been said, sometimes that is racing. We can not control every component. There’s just no way to generate a perfect race. Clint Bowyer was over it anyway, y???all. After being busted by Austin Dillon, he was prepared to get the heck out of dodge. As he explained, they had been in Daytona for 84 days . Anyways, your top 10 finishers out of Daytona are a tiny bit different. These are probably some of the greatest finishes for lots of these men. After Haley has been William Byron, Jimmie Johnson, Ty Dillon, and Ryan Newman to round out the top five. Corey Lajoie, Aric Almirola, Matt DiBenedetto, Matt Tifft, and Kurt Busch finished out the top ten. Do not expect a repeat of this at Kentucky. No disrespect to the motorists in this class, but that was clearly due to a Daytona race. The half of the area had been wiped out and then rain. It was the perfect storm for all these young guns to maintain their place upfront.
Where Are We Headed This Weekend?
Kentucky is a fun race. We see a good deal of tire issues and also notice that track position is crucial here. This track is a 1.5-mile asphalt . Its layout isn’t as cookie-cutter since some of the additional intermediate tracks. Banking in turns 1 and 2 is at 17 degrees while 3 and 4 are at 14 levels. There is a tri-oval with varying banking from 8 to 10 degrees. The straight is a moderate 4 levels of banking. The caveat to the weekend’s race is that it’s a night race. There will be different track conditions with a cooler track, meaning that the speeds should be faster than our typical day race here. We also *should* see more passing under these circumstances, but I’m not holding my breath based on what we’ve previously seen (or not seen) this year. Regardless, something about running beneath the lights always makes for a better race regardless of what.
Odds and Prospective Winners Heading Into Kentucky
If it comes to our possible winner , there’s a fairly obvious favorite, and I am definitely choosing him. Martin Truex Jr. was nothing short of dominant here. He’s won both races and all four phases over the past couple of decades. Truex Jr is doing a fantastic job this season so far if he is not whining about someone racing him. That being said, he’ll need to contend with all the Penske garage and the Gibbs guys because they have been the class of the area concerning intermediate tracks. Although Logano is still searching for his first win at Kentucky, he is consistently upfront. With how his year is going so far, I would take a gander and say he’s got a good opportunity to pull that off Saturday night. Let us Look at your prospective winners going in this weekend’s race:
Winner: Martin Truex Jr. (7-2)
Middle of the Road: Kyle Larson (12-1)
Dark Horse: Ryan Blaney (20-1)
Blaney is a Penske driver. That tells you that he has got an advantage. That benefit is only superseded by his ability. Blaney is fighting a streak of terrible luck, but he has also got a lot of confidence for a young driver. We are led to a track where he had a second-place finish last year, therefore this ought to be a superb opportunity for him to get back on the right track. Kyle Larson used to be the man to beat on the intermediate tracks. He had been on fire. This year, the team can’t appear to get out of the pits without incident or maintain their car consistent from the second half of the race. If Kyle can get the stars to align and return to what we’re utilized to seeing from him, this could just be his weekend. He started off the year okay but has steadily dropped off throughout the summer. Let’s take a look at find out where he and the rest stand after Daytona’s *ahem* intriguing end.
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Quaker State 400 Odds to Win
1. Joey Logano (8-1)
2. Kyle Busch (5-1)
3. Kevin Harvick (5-1)
4. Brad Keselowski (8-1)
5. Martin Truex Jr. (7-2)
6. Denny Hamlin (20-1)
7. Chase Elliott (10-1)
8. Kurt Busch (25-1)
9. Alex Bowman (20-1)
10. Aric Almirola (40-1)
11. Ryan Blaney (20-1)
12. William Byron (40-1)
13. Jimmie Johnson (25-1)
14. Kyle Larson (12-1)
15. Clint Bowyer (25-1)
16. Ryan Newman (200-1)
Newman is presently sitting on the bubble, and bad Clint Bowyer is not far behind. Bowyer was spending the greater part of the year in the top 10 and has fallen pretty far in the last few weeks. Bowyer needs some salvation. He will be driving aggressively this weekend when I have to guess. They will all be chasing Truex, however. He will be the guy to beat combined with Kyle Busch and essentially the entire Penske garage. Stay tuned for a fantastic night of racing at Kentucky Speedway!
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