You have to commend the individuals at NASCAR as they truly recognize just how to kick off their leading series, the Beast Power Mug, with a bang. The Super Dish of stock car racing is the Daytona 500, also called “the Great American Race,” which starts the 2019 season from Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
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The co-favorite is Brad Keselowski at +800 despite the fact that he is seeking his first Daytona 500 triumph. He did win the non-points Clash at Daytona in 2015 yet was then knocked out of the 500 in a multi-car crash. Keselowski finished 102 laps. Keselowski drives Group Penske’s No. 2 Ford. His finest Daytona outcome was third in 2014. Keselowski has actually had a lot of success at the other restrictor-plate track on the circuit, winning five times at Talladega.
Joey Logano is additionally +800. He won the 2015 Daytona 500 on a green-white-checker overtime reboot. That reactivate followed a six-minute red-flag period brought on by a Justin Allgaier collision. Logano in 2009 became the youngest-ever race champion in NASCAR Beast Energy Mug Series history at age 19.
William Byron won this year’s Daytona 500 pole, however, he’s a +3000 longshot. It was the initial job pole for the 21-year-old in NASCAR’s top series and also 700th overall for Chevrolet. No vehicle driver has won the Daytona 500 from the post since Dale Jarrett in 2000. Alex Bowman (+2500), which is Byron’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate, starts from the front row. He won in 2015’s Daytona pole but finished 17th.
The safeguarding Daytona 500 champion is the first-time champion, Austin Dillon. The late Dale Earnhardt Sr had Dillon drove the No.3 Chevrolet formerly piloted, Dillon that was fitting. His only Daytona 500 win was twenty years earlier. Dillon’s success additionally came precisely 17 years after Dale Sr. was eliminated in wreckage in the Daytona 500.
Dillon ended up being just the second motorist to win the Daytona 500 after leading only the final lap. Kurt Busch did it in 2017. Dillon is +3000 to duplicate, which hasn’t happened at Daytona in greater than 20 years.
The only active vehicle driver with multiple Daytona 500 success is Jimmie Johnson (2006 and also 2013). Johnson won last weekend’s rain-shortened Clash after causing a large accident. Johnson hasn’t won a Cup race because June 4, 2017, at Dover and also is +1800 for Sunday.