Kyle Busch has been so dominant in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, that Kevin Harvick offered a $50,000 bounty, which will go to charity, to any Cup Series driver who can beat him. Chase Elliott will take his shot on Tuesday at the 2020 North Carolina Education Lottery 200, the first NASCAR Truck Series race since late February. The action begins at 8 p.m. ET from Charlotte Motor Speedway.
William Hill lists Busch, who has won the last seven Truck Series events he's raced in, as the heavy favorite at 10-13 in the 2020 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 odds, with Elliott up next on the Charlotte Truck Series odds board at 7-1. They'll be chased by other Truck Series contenders such as Ross Chastain (10-1), Brett Moffitt (12-1) and Christian Eckes (12-1). Before making any 2020 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 picks, be sure to see the NASCAR Truck Series at Charlotte predictions and projected leaderboard from SportsLine's advanced computer model.
Developed by daily Fantasy pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking into account factors such as track history and recent results.
The model began the 2020 NASCAR season by picking Denny Hamlin to win his second consecutive Daytona 500 at 10-1. It got off to a hot start on its NASCAR picks following the coronavirus hiatus as well, calling seven of the top 10 drivers at The Real Heroes 400 and the Toyota 500 at Darlington. It also nailed Kyle Busch's Xfinity Series win at Charlotte on Monday. Anybody who has followed it has seen some huge returns.
Now, the model simulated the 2020 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Truck Series race on Tuesday, May 26 10,000 times. Head here to see the complete projected leaderboard.
Top 2020 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 predictions
For Tuesday, the model is high on Ben Rhodes, who is going off as a long shot with 25-1 Charlotte NASCAR Truck Series odds. He's a value driver to keep on your radar if you're looking for a big payday. Rhodes is getting long odds despite starting from the pole position on Tuesday.
Rhodes, who has two career Truck Series wins, had a strong fifth-place finish at Las Vegas before the hiatus. He's been a regular contender on this circuit in recent years, recording at least six top-five finishes in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Add in the fact that Charlotte has been his third-strongest track with an average finish position of 8.50 in his Truck Series career, and it's clear that Rhodes is one of the long shots you should back when making 2020 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 bets on Tuesday.
And a shocker: Brett Moffitt, one of the favorites at 12-1, barely cracks the top five. There are far better values in this field. The 2018 Truck Series champion didn't get off to a great start this season, finishing 13th at Daytona despite starting second. He followed that up with a No. 16 finish at Las Vegas.
Furthermore, Moffitt is coming off a painful dirt-bike accident in March that broke both of his legs and required him to undergo surgery. It could take him some time to adjust to the mental and physical challenges of the Truck Series, making him one of the 2020 NASCAR Truck Series at Charlotte favorites to avoid.
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The model is also targeting two other drivers with NASCAR Truck Series at Charlotte odds of 18-1 or longer to make a serious run at the checkered flag, including a massive long shot higher than 30-1. Anyone who backs these drivers could hit it big.
So who wins the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 2020? And which long shots stun NASCAR? Check out the latest odds below and then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2020 NASCAR at Charlotte Truck Series leaderboard, all from the model that has crushed its NASCAR picks and nailed the Daytona 500.
2020 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 odds (via William Hill)
Kyle Busch 10-13
Chase Elliott 7-1
Ross Chastain 10-1
Brett Moffitt 12-1
Johnny Sauter 12-1
Christian Eckes 14-1
Austin Hill 17-1
Matt Crafton 18-1
Stewart Friesen 20-1
Grant Enfinger 25-1
Ben Rhodes 25-1
Sheldon Creed 28-1
Tyler Ankrum 40-1
John Hunter Nemechek 40-1
Field (every other driver not listed) 60-1
Brennan Poole 100-1
Zane Smith 100-1
Ty Majeski 100-1
Raphael Lessard 100-1
Todd Gilliland 100-1