The 2019 NASCAR Season starts this Sunday, Feb. 10 when the top drivers at NASCAR throw down in the Advanced Auto Parts Clash. Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch are all ready to get it going in 2019.
Check out the latest NASCAR odds as well as analysis of this Sunday’s epic Clash!
2019 Advance Auto Parts Clash Odds, Preview & Picks
- When: February 10th, 2019. 3 pm ET
- Where: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
- TV: FS1
- Live Stream: NBC Sports Live
Odds to Win the 2019 Advance Auto Parts Clash
- Brad Keselowski +700
- Joey Logano +700
- Kevin Harvick +800
- Denny Hamlin +1000
- Chase Elliott +1000
- Clint Bowyer +1200
- Aric Almirola +1200
- Kyle Busch +1200
- Ryan Blaney +1200
- Kurt Busch +1800
- Daniel Suarez +2000
- Martin Truex Jr. +2000
- Alex Bowman +2200
- Erik Jones +2200
- Jimmie Johnson +2500
- Austin Dillon +2500
- Kyle Larson +2500
- Jamie McMurray +3000
- Ryan Newman +3000
- Paul Menard +3500
Which favored driver deserves attention: Keselowski, Logano, or Harvick?
Team Penske owned the 2018 Advanced Auto Parts Clash. Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano both drive for Team Penske. They finished 1-2, with Keselowski in first place and Logano in second place.
Harvick finished ninth. There’s a chance Harvick gets it done on Sunday, though. He won the Clash back in 2013. Kevin Harvick missed out on a Monster Energy Cup after underperforming at Homestead last year. He’ll want to start 2019 with a win and should be tough in the first NASCAR race.
Of the +1000 to +1800 choices, which driver has the best shot to win the checkered flag?
Kurt Busch drove very well to finish third last season, but he probably won’t do much better than fifth or sixth this year. Although Kyle Busch always has a shot, it’s hard to look past the other Joe Gibbs racer, Denny Hamlin.
+1000 odds might be a gift. Hamlin finished sixth in last year’s Advanced Auto Parts Clash. He won it in 2014 and 2016, though. He also finished second in the 2017 race. Hamlin should be extremely tough to keep off the winner’s podium if he’s in the top 3 with 4 or so laps left.
Who has the best chance among Suarez, Bowman, Jones, and Truex Jr.?
This one’s tough because both Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones are capable of taking the checkered flag on Sunday. Suarez switched teams from Joe Gibbs Racing to Stewart-Haas. He could excel under the great Tony Stewart.
However, Suarez leaving opens the door for Joe Gibbs racer Erik Jones to really put together a nice season. Jones raced well during most of 2018. He could be tough to beat on Sunday. So, when push comes to shove, he’s the driver to back between he and Suarez.
Which +2500 or higher odds driver has the best chance at lifting the Advanced Auto Parts Clash trophy?
Jimmie Johnson figures to have a bounce back year after a disappointing 2018. He’s worth a look at the decent odds. The play, though, is Austin Dillon. Dillon parlayed a fifth place finish in last year’s Advanced Auto Parts Clash into a Daytona 500 win a week later.
Who’s to say he doesn’t take the checkered flag in the clash on Sunday? Nothing, which is why he’s a great pick at +2500 odds.