2020 All-Star Race Odds: Harvick vs Hamlin, Bowyer May Qualify

  • Harvick and Hamlin listed neck-and-neck for tonight’s All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway
  • Clint Bowyer is still looking to qualify by either winning the fan’s vote or the All-Star Open tonight before the main race
  • Kurt Busch’s (+1500) underdog odds are tempting, but Busch lacks some of the momentum to secure a victory

It’s the mid-week and we are back to the Bristol Motor Speedway. NASCAR drivers from Kevin Harvick to Kurt Busch are readying up their engines as they prepare to race tonight at 8:00 pm EST, with a little over 12 hours left on the clock.

The 2020 All-Star Race has packed some quite talented drivers who will definitely do their best to land a victory in Bristol. There are a lot of things to look forward to as well with Clint Bowyer returning to the raceway after he clinched 2014 and 2015 back-to-back.

2020 All-Star Race Odds to Win

DriverOdds
Kevin Harvick+600
Denny Hamlin+600
Kyle Busch+700
Martin Truex Jr.+800
Ryan Blaney+800
Chase Elliott+900
Brad Keselowski+900
Joey Logano+1500
Kurt Busch+1500
Jimmie Johnson+2000
Alex Bowman+2500
Aric Almirola+2800
Kevin Harvick+600
Denny Hamlin+600
Kyle Busch+700
Odds taken on July 15.

There will be no engines throttling for the big race tonight. Kevin Harvick has been placed in the lead with (+600) and neck-and-neck with his main rival Denny Hamlin who is also priced at (+600).

The pair have been leap-frogging each other in alternating tracks. Harvick secured 1st place in Pocono 325 last month, coming hot from 10th position in Talladega. Hamlin drove in second at Pocono 325 but managed to pull ahead of Harvick in Talladega finishing 4th instead.

Yet, are these two the drivers to look out for? Perhaps, but today we will take a look at Kyle Busch, who is priced at good (+700) by BetOnline and seems to have every chance of succeeding.

However, Busch’s track record is a little patched, but still quite impressive. Between 2007 and 2011, Busch managed to win five times and then he started to decline, placing 29th or worse in most of his starts to follow.

Priced highly, Kyle Busch looks like a decent pick, but his most recent performance at Bristol is alas against him.

Is Kurt Busch Worth Betting On?

Since we are talking the Busch’s here, we might as well take a look at Kurt. He’s way down the odds charts, priced at some (+1500). His overall season performance isn’t the most convincing, although he has been showing some consistency.

He finished 13th in both the Brickyard and Pocono 350, but then fell to 18th spot in Pocono 325, and then pulled in 9th, still ahead of Harvick in Talladega. BetOnline doesn’t seem to give him too good a chance of winning and given his stats, he definitely doesn’t seem too convincing.

Yet, he’s going to be racing versus fairly inexperienced drivers at the start, and perhaps be able to secure quick few positions ahead to put him neck-and-neck with the leaders.

Previous All-Star Race Winners

YearDriver
2019Kyle Larson
2018A.J. Allmendinger
2017Daniel Suarez
2016Kyle Larson
2015Clint Bowyer

Harvick and Demling Making a Run for It

Now, guessing who the winner of the All-Star Race would be this year is definitely difficult. Bowyer seems pretty solid in terms of overall performance, yet he hasn’t yet qualified for the race, but he may do so by either winning the fan vote or win the NASCAR All-Star Open, which will take place right before the main race tonight.