Bluegreen Vacations Duels 2020 Race 2 - Predictions, Odds, Favorites to Win
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Shortly after the first Bluegreen Vacations Duel, the NASCAR Cup Series cars will be back on track for the second heat race.
This time around, the even-placed cars from the qualifying session will set the starting spots for the outside line.
Alex Bowman, the second fastest car in qualifying, will start heat 2 from the pole for the second consecutive year.
How to Watch
What: Bluegreen Vacations Duels Race 2
When: February 13th at 8:45 PM ET
Where: Daytona Superspeedway in Daytona Beach, FL
Favorites to Win the 2020 Bluegreen Vacations Duels Race 2
1. Kevin Harvick
Few drivers have enjoyed as much success as Harvick when it comes to no championship races at Daytona.
The Stewart-Haas driver has five race wins, with three at the Busch Clash and two Duels wins.
A Daytona 500 winner, Harvick has been fairly successful at the high banks.
His record at the track includes two wins, nine top 5 and 14 top 10 finishes in 37 starts.
Back to the Duels, Harvick’s recent record is simply impressive.
The 2014 champion finished seventh or better in the last ten Duels, scoring eight top 5 finishes, which includes two wins.
He won the first heat race in 2019, leading 60 laps.
Harvick will start this Duel from sixth place, having scored the 12th fastest time in qualifying.
2. William Byron
Last year’s Daytona 500 pole position, Byron had a somewhat disappointing qualifying in 2020.
The only Hendrick Motorsports driver outside the top 5, Byron could only manage an eighth place in qualifying, and will start the heat race from fourth.
Despite this, #24 remains among the best picks for the second race.
Byron’s results showed a much needed improvement during the home stretch of the 2019 season.
After narrowly missing out on his first career win, Byron will aim much higher for 2020.
The Hendrick Motorsports youngster finished second in last year’s summer race, a career best result.
Driving one of the fastest cars this week, Byron is a solid pick for race 2.
3. Erik Jones
Despite the rumors of a potential exit from Joe Gibbs Racing, Jones re-signed with the team for 2020.
The third year driver scored his second career win last year, making the trip to victory lane at the prestigious Southern 500.
Jones’ first career win in the Cup Series came at Daytona in 2018 at the Coke 400.
He scored a solid third place finish in last year’s edition of the 500, making it back-to-back top 3 finishes.
Jones has the best finish of third in three career Duels starts.
He enters the race carrying the momentum from last week’s Busch Clash win.
Jones survived the hectic race, which saw only six drivers running at the checkered, and managed to take his heavily damaged car across the line.
A solid career record at Daytona makes Jones a very interesting pick for the second heat race.
He will start the Duel from fifth place after scoring the tenth fastest time in qualifying.
2020 Bluegreen Vacations Duels Race 2 Odds
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