Who Will Stop Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing? - Predictions and Odds
Since the start of the season, it’s been clear that Toyota has the best car this season in the Cup Series.
Joe Gibbs Racing has combined for an impressive 15 wins in 28 races.
The team’s four drivers have all made their way to victory lane in 2019.
Erik Jones has one victory to his name as well, which elevates JGR past the 50% win rate.
Heading into this weekend’s round at Charlotte, the Toyota powerhouse could add another victory to its name.
Momentum will definitely be on the manufacturer’s side.
Toyota has won four of the last five starts.
The second round of the playoffs was a testament to Toyota’s strength.
The Camrys scored a 1-2-3-4 on track, although Jones was later disqualified.
Now, the Japanese manufacturer could complete a Round of 16 sweep at the Charlotte Roval.
And Toyota is, without question, the best pick among the manufacturers for this race.
How to Watch Bank of America Roval 400
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course in Concord, NC
When: Sunday, September 29th at 2:30 PM EST
How: NBC (TV) | Performance Racing Network (Web radio) | NBC Sports App
Who Will Be the Top Driver For Each Manufacturer?
Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr. is once again the best pick among the Toyota drivers.
Red-hot after winning the first two playoff races, the 2017 champion could score a historic Round of 16 sweep.
Momentum isn’t the only thing on Truex Jr.’s side either.
The JGR driver faced a tough defeat at this same race last year.
Leading into the final corner, Truex and Jimmie Johnson collided while fighting for the win.
The 2017 champion dropped all the way down to 14th at the flag.
Truex Jr. will be looking forward to scoring the win that eluded him last season.
Chevrolet will have a very interesting matchup between Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson.
Chase Eliott and Kyle Larson
Elliott has been Chevrolet’s most consistent performer this season.
Larson, meanwhile, has been on the rise since Summer.
Both drivers are very good road course racers.
Elliott scored a sixth-place finish at the Charlotte roval last season.
Larson finished down in 25th following a collision with Brad Keselowski.
The two drivers had led more than 50% of the race distance, with only six laps remaining.
Larson was also the top Chevrolet driver last weekend at Richmond.
So the Chip Ganassi driver looks like the better pick here.
Speaking of Brad Keselowski, the Team Penske driver is the favorite to lead Ford’s charge.
Still chasing his first road course win in the Cup Series, the 2012 champion came close last season.
The Team Penske driver was also the best of the rest at Richmond, and the only driver posing a real challenge to the Toyotas.