2020 NASCAR Racing Experience 300 - Predictions, Odds and Favorites to Win
The Big Three of Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell and Cole Custer have moved up to the Cup Series for 2020.
This will naturally even out the field, and will lead to a wide-open title fight.
We will have the chance to catch the first glimpse at the championship picture this Saturday.
How to Watch
What: NASCAR Racing Experience 300
Where: Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL
When: Saturday, February 15th at 2:30 PM EST
How: FS1 (TV) | Motor Racing Network (Web radio)
Favorites to Win the 2020 NASCAR Racing Experience 300
1. A.J. Allmendinger
Allmendinger is one of the most experienced drivers in this year’s race.
The former Cup Series and Champ Car regular will join Kaulig Racing for a second year.
Allmendinger finished four of his five outings with the team inside the top 3 on track, although he did face two post-race disqualifications.
He finished third at Daytona in the July race, completing a 1-2-3 for the team on track.
With the Big Three leaving for the Cup Series, Allmendinger’s experience will be extremely valuable.
Combined with Kaulig’s showing last year at Daytona, the veteran could add another win.
2. Ross Chastain
Chastain scored an unexpected win at Daytona in July, his first in the Xfinity Series and also a first for Kaulig.
The Melon Man led home a 1-2-3 for the team, while also leading the most laps.
Chastain now has six top 10 finishes in eight starts at Daytona with the Xfinity Series.
He was the runner-up in last year’s Truck Series championship, scoring three wins.
With his career now revitalized, Chastain has good equipment in his hands for Daytona and has a good chance at making it back-to-back wins.
4. Justin Haley
Haley had a very good rookie season in 2020, scoring an impressive 20 top 10 finishes in 33 starts.
Back for a second full season with Kaulig Racing, he could now add his first Xfinity Series win in 2020.
Haley finished second at Daytona in the summer race, coming home behind teammate Ross Chastain.
His big break came two days later, as Haley scored an unexpected maiden Cup Series win.
The youngster has a solid record when it comes to superspeedways.
He has one win at Talladega in the ARCA Series, along with a second place in the Truck Series and last year’s second place in the Xfinity Series.
With a full year of racing in the series under his belt, Haley will most likely improve on his results and is a step ahead of the rookies.
Outside Picks for the 2020 NASCAR Racing Experience 300
1. Austin Cindric
Having scored his first wins in 2019, Cindric is back for a third full season in the Xfinity Series.
The Team Penske driver finished all three superspeedway races inside the top 5 last year.
He now enters the new season as one of the most experienced drivers among the top teams.
Cindric has not won an oval race yet, and this will likely be his main objective for 2020.
He narrowly missed out on a spot in the Championship Four, but still ended the season on a high.
Cindric scored six top 10 finishes in the seven playoff races, which included a run of four top 3 results in the first five starts.
2. Chase Briscoe
Following Cole Custer‘s move to the Cup Series, Briscoe takes over as the team leader for Stewart-Haas.
Now entering his second full season in the Xfinity Series, he is expected to be among the title favorites.
Briscoe has four top 5 finishes in seven career superspeedway starts.
While he failed to finish inside the top 10 in his two starts at Daytona last year, #98 did score a solid top 5 at Talladega.
Briscoe arguably has the best equipment among the returning drivers, and with a full year under his belt, should be a contender in every single round.
3. Michael Annett
A real dark horse, Annett has quietly established himself as a superspeedway specialist.
The veteran finally scored his first career Xfinity Series win in last season’s opener.
While Annett’s results in 2019 were not spectacular, he did have a solid season.
The JR Motorsports driver finished ninth in points, scoring a career-high 19 top 10 finishes.
While he isn’t among the favorites for a repeat at Daytona, he could pull off another upset.
2020 NASCAR Racing Experience 300 Odds
The odds for the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
|Joe Graff Jr||+10000|