2020 Hollywood Casino 400- 10/18/20 Nascar Cup Series Picks, Odds, and Prediction
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2020 Hollywood Casino 400
10/18/20 2:30pm EST
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The NASCAR Cup Series will begin the round of 8 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday afternoon in the Hollywood Casino 400. Kansas is a 1.5 mile cookie cutter oval, closely relating to Las Vegas, Chicagoland, and Kentucky Speedway. Sunday’s race will consist of 267 laps to make up the 400 miles distance on Kansas. In the round of 8 the battle from 3rd to the 8th place driver is very close heading into Kansas. Expect to see a hard-fought race on Sunday afternoon in the Hollywood Casino 400.
Here are a few drivers to consider for Hollywood Casino 400.
Denny Hamlin +420- Denny will roll off from the 7th position on Sunday afternoon in the Hollywood Casino 400. Denny has won the last 2 Cup Series races held here at Kansas Speedway. Over the last 7 races at Kansas, Hamlin has 4 top 5 finishes including the 2 victories. Currently, Denny sits 2nd in the point standings, 33 points above the cutline in the round of 8. A win Sunday in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas would lock Denny into the final round at Phoenix. Take a shot on Denny Sunday.
Kevin Harvick +420- Harvick will begin Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 on the 2nd row in the 4th starting spot. Kevin is 1st in the 2020 point standings, 55 points above the cutline into the round of 4 at the final in Phoenix. Harvick has the best average driver rating of 117.1 over the last 7 Cup races at Kansas. Also, Harvick has the 2nd best average finish over the last 7 races at Kansas of 7.14. Kevin would be the outright favorite to win if Denny would not have won 2 Cup races in row at Kansas. Harvick is another to consider heavily as an outright for Sunday.
Brad Keselowski +900- Brad will start from the 8th position on Sunday for the Hollywood Casino 400. Keselowski comes into the Kansas race on Sunday sitting 3rd in the Series point standings, 13 above the cutline. Brad has the 3rd best average finish over the last 7 races at Kansas with 4 top 10 finishes including 3 top 5s and a victory. Although Brad finished 13th at Vegas 2 weeks ago, I think he has a great opportunity to bounce back at the 1.5 mile Kansas Speedway. Great value on Keselowski for Sunday, give him a look.
Alex Bowman +2600 – Alex Bowman will be my long shot play on Sunday. Alex will take the green flag from the 6th starting spot for the Hollywood Casino 400. Bowman is 18 points below the cutline, sitting 7th place in 2020 standings. In 5 Cup Series races at Kansas, Alex has the 7th best average finishing position of 9.6. Bowman has 3 top 10 finishes including 1 top 5. Bowman finished 5th at Vegas 2 weeks ago and had the 2nd best quality pass percentage 79.1. Alex should have a car capable of winning Sunday afternoon, consider him.