There is only one last race from the 2020 NASCAR season, being held this Sunday, 8th of November at Phoenix Raceway. Championship leader Kevin Harvick didn’t qualify for the Championship 4 but he is still the favorite to win the race in the NASCAR Season Finale 500 odds. While other four drivers can still race for the championship title.
This NASCAR season had surprises even at the last playoff race in Virginia. As Chase Elliott won the race and managed to qualify with his victory to the last four. Unlike championship leader Kevin Harvick, who only finished in the 17th place in spite of his efforts. Now four drivers, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin will compete for the title at the Bluegreen Vacations 500 race at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Hamlin won the race here last season, but Kevin Harvick is the most successful driver on this track with his four previous victories.
NASCAR Season Finale 500 odds favor Harvick to win
Kevin Harvick will be in a strange position as he has been eliminated from the championship and can’t win the title any more. He can still win the last race though in one of his favorite tracks. Online sportsbooks in the US offer the smallest odds, 4.00 for his win. It is another question how Harvick can concentrate now after his disappointing finish. He was 42 points above the cut-off line before the previous race but it all went wrong for him in Virginia. He had to make an unscheduled pit stop at an early stage of the race. Then Harvick got back to the top 10 when he tried to overtake his big rival, Kyle Busch. But he spun himself and finished only in 17th place which meant the end of his chances for the final.
From the title contenders Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin have the same odds, 6.00 in the NASCAR Season Finale 500 odds. Elliott can be super excited after winning the last race and qualifying for the Championship 4. He will be driving in the last four for the first time in his career. So he will definitely achieve his best championship result at the age of 24. But surely Elliott wants to compete for the title now. Just like Denny Hamlin who will make his second consecutive appearance in the final. He has to improve on his form though. As his best finish was a 9th place in the last four races. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has won the race in Phoenix last season, so can hope for a better result here.
Other drivers who can win the race and the title
Two more drivers can also win both the race and the championship title, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. They have the same odds, 8.00 for winning the race by online gambling sites in the US. Logano won the race here in March getting his second victory in Phoenix. Plus he has been doing great in the playoff and secured his place in the final four first. Last time he did that he became the champion too. Which can be a great sign for the Team Penske’s driver.
His teammate, Brad Keselowski is in great form too. He has finished in the top 6 in the last three races. He managed to earn the last spot in the final finishing just one point above Harvick. Now Keselowski can challenge for the title again after his last appearance in 2017. What a sensational finish from the 2012 champion who also achieved great results in this track before. Like finishing as a runner-up two years ago or leading 80 laps this spring. Now with a similar result he can win the title or be close to it in this exciting season finale.