2020 Pennzoil 400 odds, predictions: NASCAR at Las Vegas picks from proven model that nailed Daytona 500

The weekly grind of the NASCAR season continues in earnest this Sunday, as 40 of the fastest drivers will fill the field at the 2020 Pennzoil 400 in Las Vegas. Teams are making the short turnaround from the rain-delayed Daytona 500 that ended Monday night and have been rushing to prepare their rides for the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway oval. Denny Hamlin, who won Daytona in dramatic fashion, is among the favorites in the 2020 Pennzoil 400 odds at 10-1, and the green flag drops at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Defending Cup series champion Kyle Busch is at 9-2 for Sunday’s race, while Kevin Harvick is 4-1, Martin Truex Jr. is 5-1, Brad Keselowski is 6-1 and Joey Logano is 13-2. Every one of those drivers won more than once last season, which makes them logical 2020 Pennzoil 400 picks. Before you make any NASCAR at Las Vegas predictions, be sure to see the 2020 Pennzoil 400 picks from SportsLine’s proven projection model.

Developed by daily Fantasy pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking into account factors such as track history and recent results.

The model began its season paying out big by picking Denny Hamlin to win his second consecutive Daytona 500 at 10-1. It also crushed its NASCAR picks last year, nailing eight of the top 10 drivers at the Pennzoil 400, which included putting winner Joey Logano in its projected top five. Then it hit nine of the top 10 drivers at the Go Bowling at The Glen and called Martin Truex Jr. winning the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, his model simulated Sunday’s NASCAR at Las Vegas 2020 action 10,000 times. Head to SportsLine to see the complete projected leaderboard for Sunday’s action.

Top 2020 Pennzoil 400 predictions

For NASCAR at Las Vegas 2020, the model is high on Jimmie Johnson, who is going off as a 30-1 long shot in the latest NASCAR odds. The seven-time Cup series champion may be on his season-long farewell tour, but one of the best drivers in stock car history isn’t letting up. Johnson hasn’t seen Victory Lane since 2017, when he won three times, but he won his most recent season points title in 2016. 

An 83-time winner, Johnson won three straight times in Las Vegas – 2005, 2006 and 2007 – and also captured the 2010 Vegas race. Johnson finished 11th in the Vegas fall race last year as well. Don’t let Johnson’s 35th-place finish at the Daytona 500 fool you; he is a strong value bet for Sunday’s 2020 Pennzoil 400.

And a massive shocker: Kevin Harvick, the Vegas favorite at 4-1, comes up short of a title. The 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion has 49 career wins on the top circuit, two of which have come at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

However, he’s finished outside the top 10 in 11 of his 21 career starts in Las Vegas, including 38th-place finish in 2017 and a 39th-place finish after a crash in the fall race in 2018. Harvick ran well last season at Las Vegas with a fourth- and second-place finishes, but it is telling that he was unable to capture a victory in either race after leading at least 47 laps both times.

How to make NASCAR at Las Vegas picks

The model also is targeting three other drivers with NASCAR at Las Vegas odds of 12-1 or longer to make a serious run at winning it all, including a surprising dark horse. Anyone who backs them could hit it big.

So who wins the Pennzoil 400 2020? And which dark horse stuns NASCAR on Sunday? Check out the latest odds below and then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2020 Pennzoil 400 leaderboard, all from the model that crushed its NASCAR picks last season and just nailed the Daytona 500. 

2020 Pennzoil 400 odds 

Kevin Harvick 4-1
Kyle Busch 9-2
Martin Truex Jr. 5-1
Brad Keselowski 6-1
Joey Logano 13-2
Denny Hamlin 10-1
Chase Elliott 12-1
Kyle Larson 12-1
Ryan Blaney 18-1
Erik Jones 22-1
William Byron 30-1
Kurt Busch 30-1
Alex Bowman 30-1
Jimmie Johnson 30-1
Aric Almirola 30-1
Clint Bowyer 50-1
Christopher Bell 60-1
Matt DiBenedetto 75-1
Cole Custer 100-1
Austin Dillon 100-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 150-1
Tyler Reddick 150-1
Ross Chastain 250-1
Chris Buescher 250-1
Daniel Suarez 300-1
John Hunter Nemecheck 750-1
Ty Dillon 750-1
Ryan Preece 750-1
Bubba Wallace 1000-1
Michael McDowell 1000-1
Brennan Poole 2500-1
Corey Lajoie 2500-1
Reed Sorenson 2500-1
JJ Yeley 2500-1
Joey Gase 5000-1
Timmy Hill 5000-1
Garrett Smithley 5000-1
Quin Houff 5000-1

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