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NASCAR Coke Zero Sugar 400 Odds & Picks

David Golokhov

by David Golokhov in Racing

Updated Apr 6, 2020 · 6:37 AM PDT

Daytona International Speedway
The NASCAR series is back at Daytona for the second race at this track this season. Photo by Daytona Beach (Wikimedia Commons) [CC License].
  • The Coke Zero 400 will take place on Sunday, July 7th at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • The race will take place at Daytona International Speedway
  • Jimmie Johnson is coming off his best finish since April 2018

The NASCAR series is heading back to Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero Sugar 400. This will be the second race at that track this season with the race taking place on Sunday, July 7th at 7:30 p.m. ET. Let’s take a closer look at the race and hone in on three drivers to bet and one to avoid.

2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Odds

Driver Odds
Brad Keselowski +800
Joey Logano +800
Chase Elliott +1000
Kyle Busch +1000
Kevin Harvick +1000
Denny Hamlin +1000
Clint Bowyer +1400
Kurt Busch +1400
Ryan Blaney +1600
Aric Almirola +1600
Martin Truex Jr. +2000

*Odds taken 07/03/19

Can Kes Cash In?

Picking up on a driver that has had some success at this track in the past, Keselowski stands out as an excellent pick to win the Coke Zero Sugar 400 this weekend. After all, Keselowski won this race in 2016 and he was one of the top qualifiers for last year’s edition of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 (despite some bad luck leading to a brutal finish).

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Keselowski is among the drivers right there pushing the top two in the standings. About a month ago, he had a bit of a rough stretch where he had just one win around four other finishes that were 11th or worse. Coming into this race, though, he’s placed in the top 6 in three of his last four. He has some momentum.

Logano Should Perform Well

Logano has kept himself in the mix with the second-most top 5 finishes on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. After placing third at Chicago, Logano now has five top 7 results in his last six starts overall – including a win at Michigan.

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Taking a look at his track history here, Daytona can often be a bit of a bumper car scenario. He’s finished five of the last seven races here – not a bad rate – and in those finishes, he’s placed no worse than sixth each time. He’s got a good shot this week.

Johnson Worth a Top 10?

Johnson has struggled with consistency all season, but despite the fact that he hasn’t won a race yet he is still sitting above the cutoff line for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup playoffs in 14th place. Johnson has shown flashes this year and we know he has an outstanding resume.

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Of course, we know that Johnson has performed well at this track in the past; he’s done great at most tracks. However, he hasn’t been himself in years. At the same time, he’s fresh off a fourth-place result at Chicago – his best finish since April of last season. Maybe he carries momentum over to this race, so I’ll take a flier for a top 10 prop.

Pass on Truex Jr.

As dominant as Truex and Kyle Busch have been this season, we can’t bank on them winning every single race. For that reason, I’m avoiding Truex this weekend. After all, he’s won two of the last five races overall and he has finished in the top 10 in four of those five starts.

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However, Truex struggled with the conditions at Chicago last week and he has never won the Coke Zero Sugar 400 in his career. That’s why I’ll pass on him this week.

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