NASCAR 2019 Auto Club 400 Betting Odds & Preview

Posted by Derrick Harper on March 15, 2019 in

NASCAR will make its first of two scheduled trips to California for the 2019 Auto Club 400, a race that debuted in 1997 and has finished under three hours in seven of the last eight years. Here are five NASCAR Betting drivers to consider favorites to win.

NASCAR 2019 Auto Club 400 Betting Odds & Preview

Truex Always a Factor

Martin Truex Jr. rolled through this event last year, leading for 125 (of the 200) laps before picking up the win. He performed well in 2017 here too, leading for 73 laps prior to finishing fourth. Prior to that, he wasn’t that competitive in California but remember, this is a driver who has emerged in recent years. Taking a look at his recent form, Truex Jr. has been close, which is encouraging. He has three straight top 10’s, which include a second-place finish at Atlanta three weeks ago and a second-place finish at Phoenix last week.

Larson in the Hunt

Kyle Larson has only made five starts at Fontana, but those five outings are enough to put him in consideration for this week. He has won the race once and placed second two other times. He has two outliers (39th and 26th) but one of those was the result of an accident. For some added information regarding Larson’s tendencies and talents, keep this in mind. There are two tracks on NASCAR series that are exactly two miles long, Fontana and Michigan. Larson has won in Michigan three times and Fontana once. On all other tracks, he’s picked up just one victory.

Johnson Brings Veteran Presence

Jimmy Johnson might be worth a flier in this race with +5550 odds. The guy hasn’t won since Dover of 2017. Still, Johnson has been decent to start the season with two top-10 finishes in four tries, and his history in California can’t be overlooked. Johnson has not only won this race three times, most recently in 2016, but he has six wins at the Auto Club Speedway overall, and that doesn’t include many runner-ups and top-five finishes. Johnson has finished in the top-10 in 13 of his last 16 appearances at this track. He won’t win, but there’s a case to be made.

Busch Bringing the Talent

Kyle Busch won for his fans last week, and he’s now averaging a third-place finish through his first four races this season. Busch is a two-time winner at this event and has finished third or better in five of his last seven appearances at the Auto Club Speedway overall.

Kyle Busch is one of the favorites to win the 2019 Auto Club 400.

Busch is also one of those drivers who make a habit of returning to victory lane once he tastes it, as he’s won back-to-back races three times since 2015, which includes three straight wins around this time last year.

Don’t forget Brad

The last two times Brad Keselowski has finished outside of the top-10, he’s either won the following race or finished runner-up. That’s good news for Keselowski following a rough showing last week in Arizona. Keselowski won this race in 2015 and has an average finish of fourth place in his last four appearances at the Auto Club Speedway overall.

Enjoy the 2019 Auto Club 400!