NASCAR Auto Club 400 Betting Picks: 2 Driver Matchups Offering Strong Value at Fontana


Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images. Pictured: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow Coatings Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway

Mar 01, 2020, 02:15 PM EST
  • Looking for matchup plays for Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Fontana? PJ Walsh has two that he thinks offer strong value ahead of the afternoon race.
  • Walsh identifies the matchups between Chris Buescher and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. as well as Tyler Reddick and Ross Chastain as his favorite plays, but who should you prefer?
  • See Walsh's full betting analysis below.

With practice and qualifying now in the books, sportsbooks have reopened odds for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 in Fontana, Calif.

Practice is important at tracks like Auto Club Speedway for bettors, as the worn out surface and extreme tire wear makes speeds — especially on long runs — a solid indicator of how cars will perform on raceday.

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After looking at historical performance at Auto Club and similar tracks, as well as this weekend’s on-track activity, here are three driver matchups I’m betting for Sunday’s race.

NASCAR Auto Club 400 Betting Picks