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Picks for Inaugural Race at Daytona Road Course

NASCAR has turned out to be pretty profitable for me. I’m 29-11 and up 22.75 units since NASCAR’s return and I’m hoping to carry that trend through this weekend. Of course, today is the Cup Series’ inaugural race at the Daytona Road Course; I think that this works in the gamblers’ favor. Typically people think knowledge is power and while I agree with that, it can also lead to a lot of overthinking and sometimes sticking to your gut is the best option. So let’s get right into my picks for today.

Fade: Kevin Harvick

  • Ryan Blaney to beat Kevin Harvick +110
  • Denny Hamlin to beat Kevin Harvick +110

With this being the first time any of these guys (except Kyle Busch) have raced the Daytona Road Course, no one is going to know when to hit the brakes and when to let off of the brakes going in and out of the turns. Kevin Harvick has the pole position and the most favorable pit stall. He’s also coming off of back to back wins and is currently the most dominant racer by far. I’m not so sure that the pole position is a good thing in this race; however, because he’s leading a pack of cars into a turn he knows nothing about. I’m essentially banking on Blaney’s past performances on Road Courses (won the inaugural Charlotte Roval race) and Denny Hamlin being the second most dominant racer, combined with Kevin Harvick’s past road course performances.

Let’s go 2-0 today ladies and gentleman!

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