2019 First Data 500 Odds, Preview & Picks

2019 First Data 500 Odds, Preview & Picks

Written by on October 25, 2019

Okay NASCAR racing lovers, with the first race of the third round of the 2019 NASCAR playoff chase set to get underway on Sunday, live from Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, it’s time to take a look at the handful of drivers that look like they have the best chances of finding their respective way into the winner circle this coming weekend.

With Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney all advancing following last Sunday’s race at Kansas, let’s find out who’s looking good in the NASCAR odds for the Playoff Round of 8 this coming weekend.

2019 First Data 500 Odds, Preview & Picks

  • When: Sunday, October 28, 2019 at 2:30 PM ET
  • Where: Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
  • TV: NBC Sports
  • Live Stream: NBCSports.com

Odds to Win 2019 First Data 500

  • Kyle Busch +275
  • Denny Hamlin +450
  • Martin Truex Jr. +600
  • Brad Keselowski +700
  • Chase Elliott +700
  • Joey Logano +700
  • Kevin Harvick +1200
  • Ryan Blaney +1200
  • Clint Bowyer +2500
  • Erik Jones +4000
  • Jimmie Johnson +4000
  • Kurt Busch +4000
  • Kyle Larson +4000
  • Aric Almirola +5000
  • Alex Bowman +6600
  • Daniel Suarez +6600

5. Joey Logano

Logano is in fourth place in the playoff standings, but he took the checkered flag in this very same event a year ago and has a bit of desperation going since he’s not found his way into the winner’s circle since winning in Michigan on June 9. In 21 career races at Martinsville, Logano has recorded six Top 5 finishes and four Top 10 finishes in his last six appearances at the ‘Paperclip’ while finishing with an average place of 13.43. the reigning NASCAR champ will have a shot based on his career success here.

4. Denny Hamlin

Hamlin is in third place in the NASCAR standings and have fine wins on the season. The veteran driver comes into this race off a confidence-boosting win last weekend at Kansas and he’s found his way into the winner’s circle twice in the last nine NASCAR races coming into this playoff race. Hamlin has also recorded a trio of Top 10 finishes in thee of his last four races at Martinsville while recorded five wins and a whopping 19 Top 10 finishes and 13 Top 5 finishes on the track in 27 career appearances. He won on this track three straight times by winning in the fall of 2009 and taking the checkered flag at both events here in 2010. Hamlin also has a trio of second place and third place finishes at Martinsville and looks like he could beat anyone this coming weekend.

3. Martin Truex Jr.

Truex Jr. is in second place in the standings and he’s recorded a season-high six wins this year. The 2017 NASCAR champ has recorded five Top 10 finishes in his last six appearances at Martinsville while taking the checkered flag I this event in October of 2016 and March of 2018. In 27 career races at the paperclip, Truex Jr. has recorded 11 Top 10 finishes while getting the win in two of the last six NASCAR races coming into this event.

2. Brad Keselowski

Keselowski is in ninth place in the standings and he’s won three times this year. The veteran driver has recorded an impressive seven straight Top 10 finishes while finishing in the Top 5 in six of those appearances and taking the checkered flag in the spring of 2017 and most recently, this past March 24. In 19 career races at Martinsville, Keselowski has recorded a stunning 13 Top 10 finishes with an average finish of 11.26. Over his last five races at Martinsville, Keselowski has also led more laps than any other driver with 712.

1. Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch is in first place in the standings with four wins this year and has finished inside the top five in a mind-boggling eight straight races at Martinsville while taking the checkered flag twice in the spring of 2015 and the fall of 2017 in this event. In 28 career appearances at Martinsville, Busch has recorded a whopping 16 Top 5 finishes and that alone means he’s the top pick to get the win in the 2019 First data 500.

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