2019 Gander RV Odds, Preview & Predictions

2019 Gander RV Odds, Preview & Predictions

Written by on May 3, 2019

The 2019 NASCAR season rolls into ‘The First State’ for the first of its two annual races at Dover International Speedway when the 2019 Gander RV 400 gets underway on Sunday at 2:00 PM ET. Whether you like one of the top favorites to claim this year’s hardware, a middle-of-the-pack contender or a straight-up longshot, you’re going to find out which five drivers I believe have the best chances of finding their way into the winner’s circle this weekend. Now, let’s take a look at the NASCAR odds before I get to my top five picks.

2019 Gander RV Odds, Preview & Predictions

Odds To Win 2019 Gander RV 400

  • Kyle Busch 3-1
  • Kevin Harvick 4-1
  • Brad Keselowski 8-1
  • Martin Truex Jr. 8-1
  • Joey Logano 8-1
  • Clint Bowyer 12-1
  • Chase Elliott 12-1
  • Kurt Busch 14-1
  • Denny Hamlin 14-1
  • Aric Almirola 18-1
  • Ryan Blaney 20-1
  • Kyle Larson 20-1
  • Jimmie Johnson 20-1
  • Erik Jones 25-1
  • Daniel Suarez 50-1
  • Austin Dillon 80-1

No. 5 Kevin Harvick

After recording a NASCAR-leading nine wins a year ago, Harvick sits in seventh place in the standings with seven Top 10 finishes and four Top 5 finishes but no victories. Still, he won this event last spring and finished sixth in the fall race at Dover while also finding his way into the winner’s circle in the fall of 2015 and finishing second that spring. In all, Harvick has a whopping 14 Top 5 finishes here including a pair of second place finishes.

No. 4 Brad Keselowski

Keselowski currently sits in third place in the NASCAR standings with a pair of wins, a quartet of Top 5 finishes and five Top 10 finishes. In addition to winning at Atlanta and Martinsville this year, Keselowski also won the AAA 400 on this track in the fall of 2012. Keselowski also finished sixth in this event a year ago and has seven Top 10 finishes on this track including a pair of second place finishes with both coming in 2014.

No. 3 Martin Truex Jr.

Truex Jr., the 2017 NASCAR champ, won two weeks ago at Richmond and he’s recorded 10 Top 10 finishes and a half-dozen Top 5 finishes as he sits in fifth place in the 2019 standings. In addition to that, Truex Jr. won the Citizen Soldier 400 on this track in the fall of 2016. There’s more though. Truex Jr. also won the Autism Speaks 400 Presented By Visa on this track way back in 20017 while recording a stunning four straight Top 5 finishes just prior to finishing 15th at Dover last fall. In all, Truex Jr. has five Top 5 finishes at Dover and 14 Top 10 finishes. He’ll challenge for the win, no doubt.

No. 2 Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch sits atop the 2019 NASCAR standings right now with three wins – and a Top 10 finish in every single race so far this year! In addition to that, Busch has recorded a half-dozen Top 5 finishes while winning at Dover three times and claiming the spring race twice. Busch won the 2017 Apache Warrior 400 here in the fall of 2017 and he also has a stellar, four second place finishes and six other Top 5 finishes on this track to make him my No. 2 pick to win the 2019 RV 400.

No. 1 Chase Elliott

Not only did Elliott win this past weekend at Talladega, but the gifted 23-year-old who is now in sixth place in the NASCAR standings, won the 2018 Gander Outdoors 400 here in the fall last year while making some history by becoming the youngest winner at Dover International Speedway in Cup series history at 22. Elliott also has a pair of Top 5 finishes over his last five races while finishing 11th or better in four of his last six races and no worse than 15th in eight straight races.

Elliott won three times a year ago by claiming wins at Watkins Glen and Kansas as well as his aforementioned win at Dover. In addition to that, Elliott has also been absolutely amazing at Dover by recording a fifth place finish here in 2017, a pair of third place finishes the year before, a second place finish in the fall of 2017 and his win last year, giving him an unimaginable six Top 5 finishes in six career races at Dover. For me, I’m thinking Elliot is offering an absolute mountain of value heading into this race and I believe he’s a great pick to back up his win last weekend and claim his second straight win at Dover in the process.