The top racing series in Stock car auto racing since its inauguration in 1949. It has continued to grow and even more so following the takeover in sponsorship of Monster Energy in 2017. The most prestigious race in the series is the Daytona 500, and has a U.S televised viewing figure of around 9.17 million, which is an indication of how popular the sport has become. The season is now in full swing as current leader Kyle Busch is also the NASCAR betting online favourite, and can be supported at 5/2 in the outright markets. Here we cover the top five in the standings at present.
1) KYLE BUSCH
The 34 year old finished fourth in 2018, so is expecting a more positive finish this season, as he looks to emulate his 2015 victory. The American has made a flying start to the current campaign that has seen him pick up 460 points from his 11 starts, with three wins, six top five finishes and eleven top ten finishes. This consistency sees him topping the table for the Toyota racing team.
2) JOEY LOGANO
Sitting in number two at present is 28 year old American, Joey Logano. He drives the Ford Mustang GT for Team Penske, and is another who has made a flying start. He has picked up 455 points from his 11 starts, with one win, six top five finishes and eight top ten finishes. He finished 1st last season, so will be hopeful of defending his title this season. He can be supported at 6/1 for the title.
3) KEVIN HARVICK
The 43 year old American currently sits third following his impressive start to the season. He drives a Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing and will be hoping to emulate his victory from back in 2014. He has picked up 397 points from his 11 starts but has yet to win this season. However, he has five top five finishes, and eight top ten finishes, with two DNFs. He is 6/1 to go and land the title.
4) DENNY HAMLIN
38 year old American Denny Hamlin currently sits at number four. He drives the Toyota Supra for JGR, and was the winner of the 2019 Daytona 500. This followed on from his victory in the race in 2016. He can be supported at 14/1 as he looks to improve on his best finish of 2nd back in 2010. He has picked up 383 points from his 11 starts, that includes two wins, six top five finishes and eight top ten finishes.
5) MARTIN TRUEX, JR
Just making the top five is 38 year old American Martin Truex Jr. He drives the Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs racing, and can be supported at 5/1 for the title. He is looking to emulate his victory from in 2017, and has made a positive start to the season. Martin has picked up 378 points from his 11 starts, with two wins, four top five finishes, and seven top ten finishes.