Finally! Some great news in that the motorsports world is starting to kind of come back to life! NASCAR is here. We will see the return of the NASCAR circuit this Sunday as they go to the Darlington Raceway.
There will be no fans in the stands in Darlington, SC, for the Real Heroes 400, but it will be the first race since mid-March when the racers were in Phoenix. Changes also include the team personnel, no qualifying laps, meaning the drivers won’t have a chance to practice on the track before the race.
This race is just getting things started in NASCAR, as there are plans for four races within the next ten days. The race on Sunday is the 116th ever to be held at Darlington Speedway.
NASCAR Real Heroes 400 Betting Odds
|Martin Truex Jr.||+800|
Kyle Busch +600
Kyle Busch has finished within the Top 11 in all of his last ten races at Darlington.
He checks the boxes when it comes to the track. Busch has finished in the Top 5 twice this season. Look for Busch to be at or near the top of this race the entire way.
Chase Elliott +650
Elliott hasn’t had much success at the Darlington Raceway. His best finish at the track was in 2018 when he finished fifth.
The four other times that he has raced at Darlington, he hasn’t finished better than 10th. In last year’s race, he finished in 19th.
Denny Hamlin +700
Hamlin has not raced at Darlington since 2017. But, overall, he has raced 14 times here, with half of those finishing in the Top 5. This is also a track that he enjoys.
Hamlin was the winner of the Daytona 500 earlier this season, and since then has finished 17th, sixth, and 20th. He is 11th in the current standings of drivers.
Kevin Harvick +700
Currently, the leader at the top of the standings, Darlington, has been very kind to Harvick over the years.
In his history here, Harvick has finished in the top five in six of his last seven starts.
Martin Truex Jr. +800
The break may have been just what the doctor ordered for Truex. His experience is what puts him in a decent spot here, and his team hopes he has fixed the mistakes that plagued him before the time off.
Joey Logano +850
The odds seem pretty nice for Logano, as he has already won two races his season. This is another guy that has shown some success at this track.
In his last five starts at Darlington, he finished in the Top 5 three times. Logano is just a single point behind Harvick at the top of the leaderboard coming into this race. The bet of Logano at +850 is our favorite bet for this race.
Our NASCAR Real Heroes 400 Pick:
Brad Keselowski +900
Keselowski is 10th in the standings coming into this race. He has finished in the Top 5 once this season. The last time he won at Darlington was in 2018.
Jimmie Johnson +1800
Johnson is the sentimental favorite here, as he has announced that this will be his final season racing in the Monster Energy Racing Series. Johnson has raced well this season, as he is currently sitting in the fifth spot in the Driver Standings.
Although Johnson has not had a ton of success at Darlington, one thing that could help him is the lack of qualifying laps. His vast experience and knowledge of the track should give him an advantage over many of the drivers.