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NASCAR Pick: Coke Zero Sugar 400 Preview, Odds & Pick (August 29)

  • 26th race of the NASCAR Cup Series takes place this weekend at Daytona International Speedway
  • Kyle Larson will be on pole for the second race running

The final race before the start of the NASCAR Playoffs takes place this weekend, as the Coke Zero Sugar 400 is staged at the Daytona International Speedway. Vital points will be on the line before the start of the playoffs, but which drivers are the leading contenders to win the race?

Coke Zero Sugar 400 Schedule

  • When: Sunday, August 29th
  • Where: Daytona International Speedway
  • How To Watch: NBC

NASCAR Vegas Odds

DriverOdds
Denny Hamlin+700
Kyle Larson+1000
Chase Elliott+1200
Joey Logano+1200
Ryan Blaney+1200
William Byron+1200
Brad Keselowski+1400
Austin Dillon+1600

Event Preview

Event Details & Winners

The Coke Zero Sugar 400 is one of the most anticipated races of the season, as it brings a close to the regular season. One of the most notable traits about this race is the close finishes that usually occur. It is only the second event that is staged at the Daytona International Speedway over the course of the season, with the other being the illustrious Dayton 500.

The race was first established in 1959, and drivers will complete 400 miles of the track. There are 160 laps in total to complete, with the first two stages consisting of 50 laps each. Meanwhile, the final stage of the race is made up of the remaining 60 laps. David Pearson has won the most races in the history of this event, as he has won on five occasions. Meanwhile, Wood Brothers Racing is the most successful team. William Byron won the race last year, while Justin Haley won in 2019 and Erik Jones won in 2018.

Leading Contenders

Kyle Larson will start on pole for the second week running in the NASCAR Cup Series. However, despite leading for the most laps last week, he was eventually beaten by Ryan Blaney. Larson has started on pole seven occasions already this season, but he has only gone on to win the race on three occasions; most recently in the NASCAR All-Star race. However, he is still sitting pretty at the top of the Drivers’ Championship, having finished third in the last two races.

Ryan Blaney could be an excellent pick for the race this weekend, as he won the FireKeepers Casino 400 last weekend. That victory saw him jump up the standings to seventh. His form has certainly picked up over recent weeks, as he was also second in the Verizon 200 the week before. Denny Hamlin has also achieved podium finishes on his last three starts, but he may be a little too short in the betting to support in this unpredictable race.

Pick & Prediction

Who will win the Coke Zero Sugar 400 this weekend:

This is a wide-open race this weekend, but we will take a chance on William Byron. He won the race last year and will be looking to become the first back-to-back winner since Tony Stewart in 2006. Byron finished second in last weekend’s race, but we could see him going one better this weekend.

Free Pick

  • William Byron
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