Coke Zero Sugar 400- 8/29/20 Nascar Cup Series Picks, Odds, and Prediction
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Coke Zero Sugar 400
8/29/2020 7:30pm EST
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The Nascar Cup Series will conclude the regular season portion of 2020 in what is no doubt going to be a crazy race on Saturday evening in the Coke Zero Sugar 400. Daytona is of course the famous tri-oval that is 2.5 miles in length, turns banked at 31 degrees. The draft is important and I expect multiple lead changes, big wrecks, and knock down drag out to the finish line.
Here are a 4 drivers to consider for Coke Zero Sugar 400.
Brad Keselowski +1300- Brad will start the Coke 400 from the 4th spot. Brad has the most wins of active drivers between Daytona and Talladega with 6. Over the last 7 races at Daytona, Brad has not found victory lane and he has not had even a top 10 finish. Keselowski has been caught up in the big wrecks at Daytona has of recent, but I think he bounces back Saturday evening. Starting in 4th, he should stay at the front of the pack through a majority of the race.
Kurt Busch +2400- Kurt will start Saturday’s race in Daytona from the 13th position. Kurt has performed very well at Daytona and Talladega through his career, as he has 39 top 10 finishes in 77 races. Kurt want the famed Daytona 500 back in 2017, and in the last 7 races has 2 top 10 finishes. Kurt is 10th in points, and to gain some security for the playoffs, needs a solid finish on Saturday evening. Hopefully Kurt avoids the big wreck, and if so will be in contention for the win.
Jimmie Johnson +2400- Jimmie heads into the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Saturday sitting 15th in the point standings, barely in the playoffs. Jimmie will begin the race at Daytona from the 7th position, so he will at least be ahead of potential trouble for the first stage of the Coke 400. Over the last 7 races at Daytona, Johnson has the 6th best average driver rating of 84.6, including 2 top 10 finishes. Jimmie would like nothing better than to capture a victory in his final appearance in a Cup car at Daytona, and I think he has a great shot.
Erik Jones +3100- Sitting 16th and on the bubble in the 2020 point standings, Erik is going to have to avoid trouble Saturday night for the Coke 400. Erik will begin the Coke 400 from the 20th position, so he will have work to do to get to the front and avoid trouble. Jones has 3 top 10s in the last 7 races at Daytona, including 1 win. The Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas typically show up at Daytona and Talladega, and I could easily see them pushing Jones across the start/ finish line to victory on Saturday night.