Motorsports fans, prepare to shift into gear because Auto Club 400 is approaching fast and we will witness the next big racing event as early as Sunday, March 1 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
NASCAR drivers themselves are looking forward to the next major race for the season with Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano all neck-and-neck for the first place according to sportsbooks odds.
With the event kicking off at 3:30 PM EST and a whole lot of other contenders queuing up for the big start on Sunday, Auto Club 400 promises to be every bit as exciting as you imagine.
2020 Auto Club 400 Betting Odds
|Martin Truex Jr.||+750|
Why Backing Kyle Busch Would Make Sense?
It makes a perfect sense to back Kyle Busch. He has pulled off three straight victories out of 21 starts at the track, giving him the best advantage to bring in yet another title. The California sun might prove treacherous to many, but not to Busch who has won the event already to know how to take care of his car.
And the races he has missed to win, he’s definitely not come too short of the mark either. Busch has 14 top tens out of his last 18 starts. It’s hard to find a racer who has consistently shown exceptional performance without the usual ups and downs we see in most other drivers. He also did pretty well during the 2019 Auto Club 400 when he was in the lead for 134 out of 200 laps and ultimately won the event. He previously won back-to-back in 2013 and 2014.
Question is, will history repeat itself? There is a good chance that it will.
2020 Auto Club 400: When and Where?
- Date: March 1
- Time: 3:30 PM EST
- Venue: Auto Club Speedway
The 2020 Auto Club 400 is taking place at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. The race will kick off at 3:30 PM EST on Sunday, March 1.
Is Harvick’s Edge Justified?
At first blush, nothing really distinguishes Kevin Harvick from Kyle Busch. Both drivers have a stellar record on the raceway and they both seem inclined to pull off some outstanding performances when the circumstances demand it.
Why then is Harvick given a slight edge over Busch? After all, Harvick has only won the Auto Club 400 once – in 2011. Now, remember when we told you about consistency and Busch? This is not quite the case with Harvick.
True, he has 49 victories in the NASCAR Cup Series, making the man a legend. Yet, his performance has been all over the place. He did win the 2011 edition but he also failed to enter the top 10 in 14 out of 26 races at the Auto Club Speedway, putting his performance to deliver consistent results under question.
Betting on Harvick is, therefore, a bit of a wild card, but even then, the man delivers when pressed. He led in 92 laps last week at Las Vegas. Now, we understand why Harvick gets the better odds, but he might not fetch you the best value.