2020 Fan Shield 500: NASCAR CUP Series Matchups, Odds, Picks

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2020 Fan Shield 500: NASCAR CUP Series Matchups, Odds, Picks March 8, 2020 3:30pm

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This week, we head to ISM Raceway in Phoenix, AZ for the Fan Shield 500. ISM Raceway is a tricky 1 mile, flat oval track, making it a challenge to pass other cars. We won 3 of our 4 matchups last weekend at Fontana, up 1.54 units. For the year, we are up 3.01 units.

Here are a few matchups to consider for the Fan Shield 500 this weekend.

Kevin Harvick -115 vs. Denny Hamlin -115

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Denny finished ahead of Harvick in both races at ISM Raceway last year, and won the previous race here. Both Harvick and Hamlin have traditionally run very well here at ISM Raceway, as they both have top 5 driver ratings in the last 4 races. Denny seems to have just a little more speed in the car at the moment, so I am giving Denny the edge.

Jeff’s Pick: Denny Hamlin over Kevin Harvick

                         

Ryan Blaney -115 vs. Chase Elliott -115

Ryan finished in 3rd place in both races at ISM Raceway last year, while Chase struggled finishing 14th and 39th. Chase had issues in both races last year, but I don’t foresee that happening this weekend. I still think Ryan is the better play at ISM Raceway this weekend however. Blaney has had the faster car to get the year started, look for the 12 on top of the leaderboard this weekend.

Jeff’s Pick: Ryan Blaney over Chase Elliott

 

Kurt Busch -115 vs. Erik Jones -115

Jones has won this matchup 3 to 1 against Kurt over the last 4 races at ISM Raceway. Jones seems to have the edge in this matchup, but I think Kurt has a better chance this weekend. Jones has been mediocre at best to start out the 2020 season, and Kurt has outperformed him.

Jeff’s Pick: Kurt Busch over Erik Jones

 

Aric Amirola-115 vs. Clint Bowyer -115

Aric and Clint have split this matchup 2-2 over the last 4 races here at ISM Raceway. Aric is only 1 spot ahead of Clint in driver rating in the same time span. I like Aric better heading into the weekend, as Clint has had a couple of lack luster performances in the last 2 events.  

Jeff’s Pick: Aric Amirola over Clint Bowyer

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