The NASCAR Cup Series will head to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the South Point 400 on Sunday. The race will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET and will be be aired on NBCSN. We’ll go over the betting favorites and starting grid here.
NASCAR made changes to how qualifying in the three national series (Cup, Xfinity, Gander Outdoors Truck) in August. Three performance metrics will be utilized, with each one weighted a little different. It breaks down as follows.
- Finishing position from the previous race (weighted 50%)
- Ranking in team owner points standings (35%)
- Fastest lap from the previous race (15%)
This system will be used for the remaining regular season races and the playoffs.
Kevin Harvick is at the top of the totem pole after securing a victory at the Bass Pro Shops Night Race. He and Martin Truex Jr. are favored to win at +500 on DraftKings Sportsbook, but Harvick appears to have an edge. Harvick has won three of his last five races and sits atop the cup series standings. Brad Keselowski is right behind Harvick and Truex in the odds at +550 and is second in the points race. He’s only one race removed from a win at the Federated Auto Parts 400 and could be in the hunt for another checkered flag.
Here’s what the starting grid looks like for Sunday’s race.
2020 South Point 400 starting lineup
|11||Martin Truex, Jr.||19|
|25||John Hunter Nemechek||38|
|33||Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.||47|