Okay NASCAR betting fans, while the 2019 regular season is taking a break for this coming weekend’s Monster Energy Open All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, you’re still going to have a handful of great chances to cash in with a potentially winning wager. With the green flag on the 2019 All-Star race dropping on Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 PM ET and a $1 million winner-take-all prize on the line, let’s take a look at who my top five drivers are to find their way into the winner’s circle this coming weekend.
2019 All-Star Race Odds, Predictions & Picks
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- When: Saturday, May 18th, 8pm ET
- Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, North Carolina
- TV: FS1
- Live Stream: NASCAR.com
Here is a quick look at the rules for eligibility.
- Drivers who have won a points race in either 2018 or 2019 are eligible, as are drivers who have won a previous All-Star Race and compete full time.
- Drivers who have won a NASCAR Cup Series championship and compete full time also are eligible for the event.
- Three drivers will join the field by winning one of three stages in the Monster Energy Open.
- One driver will also be added to the field by winning a fan vote.
Jimmie Johnson is the only four-time winner of the All-Star Race and the oldest driver in the field at 43 years-old.
Odds to Win 2019 All-Star Race
- Kyle Busch +450
- Kevin Harvick +650
- Brad Keselowski +650
- Joey Logano +700
- Chase Elliott +750
- Martin Truex Jr. +800
- Denny Hamlin +1200
- Clint Bowyer +1400
- Kurt Busch +1400
- Ryan Blaney +1600
- Aric Almirola +1800
- Jimmie Johnson +2000
- Erik Jones +2500
- Austin Dillon +3300
- Ryan Newman +5000
- Field (any other driver) +750
- Joey Logano
While Logano hasn’t won since taking the checkered flag in Vegas back on March 3, he’s still managed to find his way into first place in the NASCAR standings by recording eight Top 10 finishes and a half-dozen Top 5 finishes. Logano also won this event in 2016 and he’s pretty hot, having record four straight Top 10 finishes until finishing 15t at Kansas last weekend.
- Kyle Busch
The 34-year-old Busch has three wins on the year, 11 top-10 finishes in the first 12 races of the season and a half-dozen Top 5 finishes. Busch, who won this race in 2017 and currently sits in second place in the standings, will be hungry for a win after failing to find the winner’s circle in the last four races.
- Martin Truex Jr.
Speaking of hot drives and Martin Truex Jr. is probably event hotter than Keselowski seeing as how the 38-year-old New Jersey native has won two of the last four NASCAR races by taking the checkered flag at Diver on May 5 and prior to that, at Richmond on April 13. Truex Jr. is seventh in the NASCAR standings, but the 2017 champ is in fine form right now and he’s got seven Top 10 finishes on the year.
- Brad Keselowski
The 35-year-old Michigan native picked up third win of the season last weekend at Kansas and sits in fifth place in the NASCAR standings with a half-doze Top 10 finishes and five Top 5 finishes. Keselowski is pretty hot right now and he’ll have a good chance to get his first all-star win.
- Kevin Harvick
The 43-year-old Harvick doesn’t have a win this season, but he’s sitting in third place in the NASCAR standings with an impressive eight Top 10 finishes and five Top 5 finishes, including a pair of fourth place finishes in his last four races at Dover and Richmond. Harvick won this race last year and he could very well repeat!