2020 Auto Club 400 - Predictions, Odds, Favorites to Win

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Production Alliance Group 300 Quick Facts

Where Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA
When Sunday, March 1st at 3:30 PM EST
TV FS1
Web Radio Motor Racing Network

Following a very entertaining race at Las Vegas Speedway, the NASCAR Cup Series now heads over to California.

The Auto Club Speedway hosts the third round of the 2020 season.

Favorites to Win the 2020 Auto Club 400

Ryan Blaney

Blaney finished second at Daytona and came very close to winning at Vegas last week.

He looked set for a win in Sin City, but a late caution cost him the lead.

The Team Penske driver is in outstanding form to start the year, carrying over from a good finish in 2019.

Blaney has made four career starts at Fontana, finishing three times inside the top 10.

He finished a career-best fifth last year.

All three cars from Team Penske finished inside the top 5 in 2019, and are looking just as strong for 2020.

Joey Logano

Logano is carrying momentum from two strong races at Daytona and a win at Las Vegas.

While the Team Penske driver has never won at Fontana, he is on a streak of four consecutive top 5 finishes at the track.

The 2018 champion finished a career-best second last year.

Logano has six top 10 finishes in seven starts at Fontana with Penske, with 57 laps led.

Kyle Busch

Busch is arguably the man to beat at the Californian oval.

The reigning Cup Series champion has won three of the last six races, with six top 3 finishes in the last eight starts.

Busch swept last year’s race, leading 134 laps and winning both stages.

The Joe Gibbs driver started last week’s race at Las Vegas from the pole, but struggled for pace and finished down in 11th.

He was well in the mix for the Daytona 500 win two weeks ago, but an engine problem ended his race earlier.

Outside Picks for the 2020 Auto Club 400

Kyle Larson

Larson is possibly the best driver in the field when it comes to 2-mile ovals.

The Chip Ganassi driver had a four-race winning streak at Fontana and Michigan between 2016 and 2018.

He has six top 3 finishes in the last ten races at these tracks.

Larson has two top 10s to start the year, scoring a tenth at Daytona and a ninth last week at Vegas.

In the last three starts at Fontana, Larson has one win and a second place, with 110 laps led.

Brad Keselowski

Keselowski is an interesting pick for Fontana.

While he isn’t consistently among the front-runners, he always finds a way to the top of the field towards the end of the race.

The Team Penske driver has four top 5 finishes, with one win, in his last five starts, despite leading a combined 43 laps.

His superspeedway skills usually come in handy at the track, as late-race restarts and overtime finishes are a common occurrence at Fontana.

The 2012 champion finished seventh at Vegas last week, saving a good finish after struggling for pace.

Jimmie Johnson

While it might be a bit too early to tell, Johnson is looking like his old self again.

The Hendrick Motorsports driver ran among the leaders at Daytona and hung around the top 10 all-race long at Vegas.

He scored a solid top 5 last week, benefitting from a chaotic late restart.

Johnson holds all records at his home track, and completed 100% of the laps in 25 starts.

The seven-time champion’s track knowledge and the additional motivation to win his last start at Fontana could prove to be a great combination.

2020 Auto Club 400 Odds

The odds for the Auto Club 400 are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Winner DraftKings Odds
Kyle Busch +500
Kevin Harvick +500
Joey Logano +600
Chase Elliott +800
Brad Keselowski +800
Martin Truex Jr +800
Kyle Larson +900
Ryan Blaney +1400
Denny Hamlin +1600
Jimmie Johnson +1600
Alex Bowman +2000
William Byron +2200
Kurt Busch +2500
Erik Jones +3300
Aric Almirola +4000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr +4000
Clint Bowyer +5000
Matt DiBenedetto +5000

2020 Auto Club 400 FAQs

What is the price of general admission at the 2020 Auto Club 400?

General admission tickets start at $50.

How many laps is the Auto Club 400?

The Auto Club Speedway is 2 miles long and takes 200 laps to complete.

Who won the last Auto Club 400?

Kyle Busch won the 2019 Auto Club 400 and he is projected to win again this year.

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