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Busch Clash Betting Preview

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The 2021 NASCAR season kicks off on Tuesday night with the Busch Clash. Defending Cup champion Chase Elliott leads the field as the race shifts to Daytona's road course for the first time.

The NASCAR season officially kicks off on Tuesday night with the Busch Clash at Daytona. Twenty-one of the 24 eligible drivers are expected to compete on the road course. The three who will be missing include previous winners Jimmie Johnson (retired) and Matt Kenseth (not racing full time) as well as Clint Bowyer (now with Fox Sports).

  • Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  • Location: Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida

Betting Overview 

It's a winner-take-all format with the race shortened to just 35 laps, so drivers should be going all out. It's also the first time the Busch Clash will be run on the 14-turn, 3.61-mile Daytona Road Course. 

Dunkel Index For Busch Clash

The Dunkel Index is showing these top 10 racers that could win this event:

1M. Truex Jr80.327
2C. Elliott80.682
3J. Logano84.517
4W. Byron85.123
5B. Keselowski86.869
6R. Blaney87.091
7D. Hamlin87.208
8A. Bowman87.507
9Kyle Busch88.369
10K. Harvick91.437

 

Racers That Could Win

Chase Elliott (80.652)

Elliott's fifth season in NASCAR was one to remember as he caputured his first Cup Series championship. Overall, Elliott has 11 Cup Series wins and has earned playoff berths in each of the last five seasons.

Joey Logano (84.517)

The 2017 Busch Clash champion, Logano captured the NASCAR Cup Series in 2018. He comes in with 26 Cup wins to his credit. 

Brad Keselowski (86.869)

The 2012 Cup champion, Keselowski has 34 career victories, including the Busch Clash in 2018.

Denny Hamlin (87.206)

A previous winner of the Busch Clash and a three-time champion of the Daytona 500 (2016, 2019, 2020). Hamlin has 44 career wins and has qualified for the NASCAR playoffs 12 times. 

Kyle Busch (88.369)

Cup champion in 2015 and 2019, Busch is looking to put an off-year in 2020 behind him. He won this race back in 2012. 

Winner Of Busch Clash: Martin Truex Jr

The 2017 Cup champion and winner 27 NASCAR races, the Busch Clash has eluded him...until this year.

Here are the complete Dunkel ratings for this week’s event. Racer ratings are based on past performance.

1M. Truex Jr80.327
2C. Elliott80.682
3J. Logano84.517
4W. Byron85.123
5B. Keselowski86.869
6R. Blaney87.091
7D. Hamlin87.208
8A. Bowman87.507
9Kyle Busch88.369
10K. Harvick91.437
11C. Buescher91.842
12E. Jones92.429
13A. Almirola92.536
14R. Stenhouse Jr92.913
15M. DiBenedetto93.759
16Kurt Busch94.016
17A. Dillon94.155
18T. Reddick95.291
19C. Custer95.931
20T. Dillon96.699
21R. Newman100.833

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