2020 NASCAR Cup Series Predictions: Picking the Winner of Each Remaining Race

Credit:

Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4)

Mar 23, 2020, 09:01 AM EDT

NASCAR is officially in a holding pattern as the world deals with the COVID-19 outbreak.

Because engines will be silent until at least May 9 at Martinsvile, and likely even longer, I decided to take a stab at picking the winners for each of the remaining Cup Series races on the schedule.

To determine my winners I used historical data, as well as what we’ve seen already this year, plus some good old-fashioned gut feel.

In betting it’s important to take our guts out of the equation, but since odds value isn’t a factor here, I’m factoring in my bias as well. Besides, it would be easy to just pencil in some combination of Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano to win every race, but that’s not how it works.

Upsets happen, so I’ll throw some surprise winners in along the way as well.

Please note that my winners listed below differ from those in my 3 bold predictions article because, as “bold” implies, those are specifically meant to be extremely unlikely scenarios, while this piece is attempting to project the most probable results.

Without further ado, here are my projected winners for each of the remaining races this season.

2020 NASCAR Cup Series Predicted Winners

Here’s the final tally of my 2020 NASCAR Cup Series winners:

  • Kevin Harvick: 7 wins
  • Joey Logano: 5 wins (already won at Phoenix and Auto Club, includes All-Star Race)
  • Chase Elliott: 4 wins
  • Kyle Busch: 4 wins
  • Kyle Larson: 3 wins
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 3 wins
  • Ryan Blaney: 2 wins
  • Denny Hamlin: 2 wins (already won Daytona 500)
  • Alex Bowman: 2 wins (already won at Auto Club)
  • Brad Keselowski: 2 wins
  • Chris Buescher: 1 win
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 1 win
  • Kurt Busch: 1 win

With seven wins on the year, including two in the final three races and the season-ending event at Phoenix, my projections imply that Kevin Harvick will win the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship assuming he points his way through the playoffs before winning at Texas.

How would you rate this article?
Follow PJ Walsh on Twitter
@PJWalsh24

Top Offers

Odds Boosts
See More >
Odds boosts are simply regular bets offered at enticing odds. They're available to everyone and there's no limit to how many you can bet.
Sportsbook Reviews
See More >
Discover the best online sports betting sites and take advantage of bonus offers from legal sportsbooks.
Expert Picks
See More >
See what plays the Action Network experts are making for all of today's games.
PRO Membership
See More >
Access betting systems and signals to get daily, actionable picks.
Download the App
See More >
Download the Action app to track all your bets in one place. Exclusive data helped you make smarter betting decisions.
Newsletter
See More >
The best sports betting newsletter with trends, insights and news - condensed in a two-minute read.
Live Odds
See More >
See live odds and the best lines for every game.

Follow Us On Social

Top Stories