Nascar Gander RV 400 Free Racing Picks & Expert Best Bets

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Kaleb Kraus

NASCAR· 2 years ago

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I am Pickswise's NASCAR expert, also make picks on MLB, NHL, and both college football and basketball. Very passionate about sports, especially college football and college basketball. I have followed NASCAR since I was little. I am a 2018 graduate of Michigan State Universities School of Journalism.

Chevrolet returned to victory lane for the first time since last October in last weekend’s race at Talladega, and now NASCAR heads to Dover, Delaware for this Sunday’s Gander RV 400 at Dover Motor Speedway. It may not mean much but New Jersey Native Martin Truex Jr has been one of the hottest drivers in the last five races at Dover. He will definitely be one to watch along with Kyle Busch and last week’s winner Chase Elliott, who is the most recent winner at Dover The win in Talladega for Chevy came at a good time as Chevy has always been tough to beat at Dover, as they have won eight of the last 15 Dover races. Keep an eye on those Toyota’s as they have won three times at Dover in that same span. Ford has struggled at Dover with only one win at the track in the last 15 races there. Dover can always be unpredictable in its own ways. Let’s dive into the Gander Rv 400 Free Racing Picks for this Sunday.

Here are five drivers to back in Dover

Kyle Busch +275

The favorite to win this weekend like he is at most tracks that NASCAR visits is Kyle Busch, who has three career victories at Dover. His most recent Dover victory was in October 2017. Busch has seen the highs and lows of Dover. Busch has three top 10s in the last five Dover races, along with a 35th place finish last May after suffering from a problem with his drivetrain. Busch has four runner-up finishes at Dover in his 28 career starts at the track. He also has two poles in the last four Dover races. Kyle will have a ways to go on the starting grid as he starts 22nd on Sunday, but like most races, he will have something to say before the end of the race.

Kevin Harvick +375

It has been a slow start for Kevin Harvick in the 2019 season so far, but he is still one of the top drivers in the whole sport. The defending winner of this race will look to get his first win of 2019 at the same track he has success at on many occasions in his 36 career starts at the track. Harvick is a two-time winner at Dover.

He has also led a lot of laps at the track in his last two starts at the track. Harvick was able to lead over 200 laps in both Dover races a year ago, including 251 laps in the fall Dover race last season where he ended up finishing 6th. After qualifying on the front row in both Dover races a season ago, Harvick will roll off in Sunday’s race in 6th. Dover could be a good place for Harvick to find victory lane for the first time this season.

Martin Truex Jr +800

Dover has been special for Martin Truex Jr, as he is a two-time winner at the track. His first career victory came at the track way back in 2007. He was able to lead 216 laps that day. Truex has been one of the most consistent drivers at the Monster Mile, as he has finished in the top five in four of the last five races at Dover.

Martin has also led laps in five of the last eight races at Dover. Truex has been a strong qualifier at the track as well starting in the top three in each of the last five races at the speedway. He will have a little ways to go come Sunday as he starts 13th, the furthest back at the track he has started since September 2014. His consistency at the track should continue this weekend.

Chase Elliott +1200

Last weeks longshot if you would say, pulled it off at Talladega as Chase Elliott was able to take his number nine Chevy to Victory Lane for the first time in 2019. Now NASCAR returns to a track that Chase Elliott has been very good at. Elliott has the best active averages at Dover, as he has six career starts at the track and has a top five in all but one of those starts. Add in his win last October at the track and he is one of the better drivers to back at Dover in the whole series. Elliott’s worst finish in his six starts at the track was 12th in this race last season. Elliott is definitely a driver to watch on Sunday and may have a great shot at back-to-back victories for the first time in his career. He will have the best view to start the race on Sunday as Chase will start on the pole.

Jimmie Johnson +2500

It’s hard to believe that historically the best driver to ever race at Dover Motor Speedway is the longshot in this Sunday’s race, but it is true. Jimmie Johnson has had great success at this track. 11 wins in 34 career starts at the track is quite outstanding numbers for the seven-time series champion. Johnson, however, hasn’t seen success in the series in a long time, as he has gone 69 races without a victory.

His last win came in 2017 ironically at the Monster Mile, when he picked up his 83rd career victory. Not saying that it will happen but, based on the success in qualifying for Johnson and his Hendrick teammates, it could be a good weekend for the Hendrick Shop as a whole. Johnson will roll of Sunday in 12th. Johnson has four top 10s in his last five starts at Dover. He is a longshot, but definitely a driver to watch on Sunday.

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