NASCAR Toyota 500 Odds & Picks Preview

Posted by Derrick Harper on May 18, 2020 in

This race will be different from most races for a few reasons. First off, this race is a 500 kilometer race, so there will only be 228 laps. Secondly, the top twenty finishers from last Sunday’s race will be inverted to start the race. So Harvick, who won on Sunday, will start from the 20th spot, while Ryan Preece, who finished in 20th, will start from the pole. Factor those in with the race being held at the same track that the drivers just raced on, and you have some intriguing circumstances for Wednesday’s race. Let’s take a look at some of the favorites for Wednesday night’s Toyota 500k at Darlington and their betting value against their NASCAR odds.

NASCAR Toyota 500 Betting Preview

Now that the NASCAR Monster Energy Series Circuit is back up and running, things are a little different. After Kevin Harvick’s victory Sunday at Darlington, the racers will have just two days to prepare for the next race. Luckily for them, they will be racing at the Darlington Raceway in the Darlington Toyota 500 this Wednesday night.

Kevin Harvick +350

Although he’s starting in the 20th spot, how can you not like Harvick after his Sunday victory on the same track? Harvick has finished in the top 10 in all five events this season. Last Sunday’s win was his 50th career victory.

Brad Keselowski  +750

Keselowski is sitting in 5th in the driver standing. He finished in 13th on Sunday, but his past success at this track makes him a trendy pick. He last won here in 2018, and has finished in the top 5 in three of his last six starts at Darlington. With his past success here, Keselowski should be in contention for a top spot on Wednesday night’s Toyota 500 race.

Alex Bowman +900

Bowman finished second to Harvick over the weekend. The #88 driver is sitting in second place in the driver standings. He has one victory on the season along with two top-5 finishes.

Chase Elliott +900

Elliott is sitting in the fourth spot of the driver standings. He raced well on Sunday, finishing fourth. In his last three races, he has finished in the top 10. Prior to the Real Heroes 400, Elliott hadn’t raced well at Darlington. He’s hoping that Sunday’s finish will change things around.

Joey Logano +900

Although he struggled at the Real Heroes 400, finishing 18th, we still like Logano on Wednesday. He will be starting in the second row, and has traditionally raced well at Darlington. Logano has two victories this season. He has had some success at Darlington, as he has finished in the top 5 in three of his last six starts at the Darlington Raceway. Logano is currently sitting in third in the driver standings.

Erik Jones +2000

Jones is a little bit of a longshot to win, but we see good things happening for him on Wednesday night. He finished 8th in the Real Heroes 400 after starting from the 20th spot. He has two top-10 finishes on the season, and will have a great shot at getting his third.