NASCAR is back with a new instalment in the Cup Series and the Super Star Batteries 400. Here is our preview, with Harvick once again give the best chance to succeed owing to his top-five finishes in his last five races.
2020 Super Start Batteries 400: Overview
Ready yourself up for tomorrow’s big race which is fast-approaching. The NASCAR 2020 Super Star Batteries 400 is your mid-week NASCAR delight and we have put together the latest preview for your reading pleasure.
With a few long-shot underdogs and Kevin Harvick (+400) neck-and-neck with Chase Elliot (+600) for a win in this one, you can definitely see how the latest race in the Nascar series on Thursday, July 23, 7:30 pm ET is a race to look forward to.
We have shortlisted 12 worthy drivers who will try to secure the title, or put another way, stop Harvick from winning again. The NASCAR odds definitely favor him.
2020 Super Start Batteries 400: Odds to Win
|Martin Truex Jr.||+600|
2020 Super Start Batteries 400: When and Where?
- Date: July 23, Thursday
- Time: 7:30 pm ET
- Location: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas
- Watch: DAZN, CBS
Harvick in the Lead? We Are Not Surprised
Harvick has had such a tremendous season so far, placing top five in his last five finishes. The veteran is one of the most skilled drivers on the track and being rich in years has translated into prowess on the racetrack.
He has had 18 starts this year and already secured 4 victories. His last success was at the Brickyard where he placed 1st. He drove second at Pocono 350, too. Following those results he managed to pull at 4th in Kentucky, 3rd in the All Star Race, and then 5th at Texas.
Far more importantly, his average performance at Kansas Speedway is quite decent. He averages 9.50 and leads in quite a few of the laps. His most recent finishes aren’t ideal, as he placed 13th and 12th, but this is no reason for alarm.
What about the Other Drivers?
Behind Harvick, we have Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. (+600). Both are capable and skilled, and have already demonstrated their ability to race through the finishing line first. Yet, Kansas Speedway is a different beast altogether.
Elliott placed 12th at Texas, but pulled first in the All Star Race. His results before that have been somewhat patchy. You would see him finish 23rd in Kentucky but then again pull ahead to 4th spot at Pocono 350.
Truex Jr. has a lot of work to put in. His recent finishes have been 10th or higher with the sole exception being a heady 2nd finish at Kentucky. He has had some success in Kentucky, including his victory at the Quaker State 400 in 2018.
Yet, to replicate this feat, he will have to bulk the trend of his most recent performance and show himself as a skilled driver.