It is still very early in the NASCAR season, with just 2 races in the books heading into this weekend. Race #3 will be the Auto Club 400 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Historically, this race usually comes later in the season, but the always seasonal weather in that part of the world means that the drivers aren’t going to be adversely affected by the earlier date. The Auto Club 400 is set to go on Sunday afternoon, with every driver looking to get an early lead in the cup standings. There can only be one winner, but let’s look at a few of the bookie’s favorites heading into this race. Let’s see how the NASCAR odds will be for the 2020 Auto Club 400.
2020 Auto Club 400 NASCAR Race Preview & Betting Odds
Kyle Busch – The defending NASCAR champion certainly deserves to be among the favorites for this race, as this is a track where he always seems to perform well. Busch has won this race no less than 3 times, including last season, and is among the leaders more often than not. Besides those 4 wins, Busch has also landed in the top 3 on 5 different occasions, so it would not be a huge surprise to see him out front early, and an even smaller surprise to see him take the checkered flag on Sunday.
Kevin Harvick – It has been a very good start to the season for Harvick, finishing in the top 10 in both races thus far. He has won at this track in the past, but that victory came back in 2011. He has had a few close calls, too, finishing second on no less than 3 different occasions at this race. With that information and the fact that he has been good early on this year, Harvick is definitely worth a look.
Joey Logano – After a bit of a disappointing run at Daytona, Logano bounced back last weekend to take the checkered flag in Las Vegas. When it comes to this race, he has very much been the nearly man, finishing second last season and landing in the top 10 in each of the last 5 years. Given that record, the law of averages suggests that he will win here sooner rather than later. Can he be the one to do it this time around?
Martin Truex Jr. – 2018 was the year when Truex Jr. bid goodbye to the Furniture Row Racing Team before moving to Joe Gibbs last year. 2018 was also the year when he won his only race at this track, although Truex Jr. did follow that up with a top 10 finish last season. Those performances suggest that he could certainly be up among the leaders on Sunday, although I am inclined to look elsewhere for a winner.
Brad Keselowski – If you are looking to wager on a driver who is consistently good at this track, look no further than Brad Keselowski. After finishing no better than 18th in his first 6 attempts at this track, Keselowski has been on fire. He has finished in the top 5 in 4 of the last 5 years, with his other finish during that span being 9th. His lone win in this race came in 2015, but this appears to be a track that he loves.