The 2019 Daytona 500 guarantees loads of pleasure for NASCAR followers all over the place. Final 12 months, Austin Dillon led for only one lap on the Daytona 500, however got here away together with his second-ever Monster Power Cup victory. Now, he’ll look to defend his title on the 2019 Daytona 500, which is often known as “The Great American Race” and has featured loads of must-see moments. Dillon goes off as an enormous 40-1 lengthy shot within the newest 2019 Daytona 500 odds. In the meantime, Kevin Harvick (8-1), Brad Keselowski (8-1), Joey Logano (8-1) and Clint Bowyer (10-1) are all listed at 10-1 or decrease because the race 2019 Daytona 500 favorites. The 61st version of the Daytona 500 has a particularly proficient discipline of drivers, so earlier than you make any 2019 Daytona 500 picks or enter a NASCAR DFS match on websites like FanDuel and DraftKings, you should definitely see the newest 2019 Daytona 500 predictions from the workforce at SportsLine.
SportsLine’s prediction mannequin, constructed by DFS professional Mike McClure, has a confirmed observe file in a number of sports activities. It is nailed 4 of the previous eight golf majors headed into the weekend and produced worthwhile picks in MLB, NFL and different sports activities. It additionally powers McClure’s DFS projections, which have led him to over $1 million in profession winnings.
It made some enormous calls in NASCAR final 12 months, together with appropriately projecting wins for Kyle Busch at Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. at Sonoma. It additionally nailed three of the highest 4 finishers at Michigan, and two of the highest 4 ultimately 12 months’s Daytona 500. Anyone who adopted its picks completed manner, manner up.
McClure, who has a mechanical engineering diploma, grew up round race tracks. Huge occasions just like the Daytona 500 are in his blood. And now that the 2019 Daytona 500 lineup is taking form, his mannequin simulated the occasion 10,000 instances and the outcomes have been stunning.
One choose we’ll give one of many high Daytona 500 picks away: the mannequin is excessive on Ryan Blaney, who makes a severe run on the checkered flag regardless of going off with 14-1 odds. He is a goal for anybody on the lookout for an enormous payday.
Blaney has had main success at Daytona Worldwide Speedway lately. Actually, he began the 2018 season with three straight top-10 finishes at this observe, together with a seventh place run ultimately 12 months’s Daytona 500. In that race, Blaney led for 118 laps.
Blaney simply completed fourth in final weekend’s Advance Auto Components Conflict after beginning eighth, persevering with his sizzling streak after he closed out final season by successful at Charlotte and ending second at Texas. Blaney additionally earned a runner-up end on the 2017 Daytona 500. With a lot success within the this race and at Daytona Worldwide Speedway over the previous two seasons, you possibly can confidently lock him in at 14-1 odds and search for a powerful likelihood at an enormous payout.
One shocker: Keselowski, the Vegas favourite, makes a powerful run however falls in need of the checkered flag. Keselowski completed eighth within the NASCAR Monster Power Cup Standings final season with three wins, and expectations are excessive for him heading into 2019. However he is struggled traditionally at Daytona Worldwide Speedway, failing to complete his final 4 races at this observe on account of accidents. And although he had a win at this observe three years in the past, he completed 20th within the Daytona 500 that season.
In 19 profession races at Daytona, his common end place is 17th, so there are much better values to win all of it than the 8-1 premium he is commanding.
The mannequin can be concentrating on three drivers with 2019 Daytona 500 odds of 14-1 or longer to make a severe run at successful all of it. Anybody who backs these lengthy photographs might hit it large.
So who wins the 2019 Daytona 500? And which lengthy photographs stun NASCAR? Try the newest 2019 Daytona 500 odds under after which go to SportsLine to see the complete projected Daytona 500 leaderboard from the mannequin that crushed its NASCAR picks final 12 months.
Brad Keselowski 8-1
Kevin Harvick 9-1
Joey Logano 9-1
Aric Almirola 12-1
Clint Bowyer 12-1
Chase Elliott 12-1
Denny Hamlin 12-1
Ryan Blaney 14-1
Kurt Busch 14-1
Kyle Busch 14-1
Martin Truex Jr. 14-1
Daniel Suarez 20-1
Jimmie Johnson 22-1
Erik Jones 22-1
Alex Bowman 25-1