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NASCAR 2020 FireKeepers Casino 400 Odds and Picks

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Which driver is a good bet to perform well at the track in Michigan on Saturday? Photo by N8huckins (Wikimedia).
  • The 2020 FireKeepers Casino 400 will take place on Saturday, August 8th, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan
  • Kevin Harvick has won two of the last three races on this track
  • Read on for a full breakdown of the odds and best bets for the race

NASCAR is back a bit earlier this week as the drivers get going on Saturday, August 8th at Michigan International Speedway for the 2020 FireKeepers Casino 400. The race will get going at 4:00 pm EST. The starting grid is particularly important on this track as the last nine winners have started inside the top 12 slots. Who is a good bet to win this weekend?

2020 FireKeepers Casino 400 Odds

Driver Odds at DraftKings
Kevin Harvick +350
Denny Hamlin +450
Joey Logano +600
Brad Keselowski +700
Chase Elliott +750
Martin Truex Jr. +800
Kyle Busch +800
Ryan Blaney +900
Aric Almirola +1200
Kurt Busch +2500
Alex Bowman +3300
Erik Jones +4000

Odds as of August 5

Hop On Harvick Again

If you’re looking at which driver to go with from the group of favorites, you have to keep rolling with Harvick. He’s out of control right now as he has finished in the top five in eight straight races, which includes a pair of wins. It’s surprising that he’s not on top in the standings (Denny Hamlin edges him).

At any rate, Harvick has won two of the last three races in Michigan International Speedway and his last four starts here have gone first, seventh, first and second. He has either won or finished second in eight of the last 14 races here and placed in the top seven spots in 10 of those outings. He should be in the running for a win.

Elliott for a Top 10

Chase Elliott has a relatively short track history at Michigan as he’s only made starts here since 2016. Even so, the results have been quite reliable. Generally speaking, we’ve seen him produce steady Top 10’s. Of his eight starts here, he’s finished in the top 10 spots seven times. That includes three runners-up.

Elliott has been decent lately, going ninth, 12th, 12th and first (in the All-Star race) over his last four starts. He’s placed in the Top 10 in half of the 20 races this season with seven results in the top five spots, so he’s been decent. I’m banking on his consistency at this track to carry us with this prop.

Past Five Winners at FireKeepers Casino 400

Year Driver
2019 Joey Logano
2018 Clint Bowyer
2017 Kyle Larson
2016 Joey Logano
2015 Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch Worth A Look?

You might want to consider Kurt Busch for some props this week – like a Top 10 or matchups – because he tends to be decent at Michigan. It’s nothing jaw-dropping – he is coming off a 23rd in his last showing here – but prior to that, he finished 12th or better in each of his previous seven starts at Michigan International Speedway.

Taking a look on a more recent scale, he has placed in the top six spots in three of his last four here, which includes a runner-up finish in the spring race last year. Busch has three results of ninth or better in his last five starts (17th last week and 20th at the All-Star race), so he’s in decent form. Hopefully, he delivers for us this weekend.

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