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The 2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 takes place on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET at Texas Motor Speedway. With just three races remaining in the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs, the eight drivers remaining in the hunt are extremely close to a championship. Joey Logano clinched his spot in the Championship Four at Phoenix with a win last week at Kansas so there are now seven drivers battling for the final three spots in the winner-take-all title race. Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin have been near the top of the 2020 NASCAR standings all season, but neither are assured a spot, particularly if the next two winners come from the final eight.

That's why they'll be racing hard for a win to take matters into their own hands and they're the two race favorites with Harvick listed at 2-1 and Hamlin at 7-2 in the 2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 odds from William Hill. Meanwhile, Brad Keselowski (8-1), Martin Truex Jr. (15-2) and Chase Elliott are all chasing the final three spots as well and they're all near the top of the NASCAR at Texas odds board. Before making any 2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 picks or entering a NASCAR DFS contest, be sure to see the latest 2020 NASCAR Playoffs at Texas predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven model at SportsLine.

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 both Darlington races. Using the model, McClure also recommended an outright play on winner Brad Keselowski at 13-1 as one of his best bets at Bristol in May. 

The model also called Kevin Harvick's win at Atlanta and nailed a whopping nine top-10 finishers in that race. McClure then used the model to lock in a 10-1 bet on Hamlin for his win at Miami. At The Brickyard, the model called Harvick's fourth victory of the season, and then nailed four of the top five drivers in the All-Star Race at Bristol. 

During the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs, the model nailed its picks in back-to-back races, calling Denny Hamlin to win at 17-2 in Talladega and Chase Elliott to win at 7-2 on the Charlotte Roval. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model simulated the NASCAR at Texas race on Sunday, Oct. 25, 10,000 times. Head here to see the complete projected leaderboard.

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One surprise: The model is high on Erik Jones, even though he's a 50-1 long shot in the latest NASCAR at Texas odds from William Hill. He's a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. The 24-year-old missed out on the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs after making it each of the last two seasons, but that hasn't stopped him from running extremely hard this postseason.

Jones has four top-four finishes since the playoffs began, including a runner-up finish at Talladega in the 2020 YellaWood 500. Jones has five top-10s now in the seven races since the postseason began and after winning in each of the last two seasons, he'd love to capture his first victory of 2020 on Sunday. 

Jones has six top-10 finishes in a row at Texas Motor Speedway entering Sunday and he's led in four of the last five races, so he's a good bet to work his way to the front and is a live underdog for the 2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500.

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The model is also targeting three other drivers with NASCAR Playoffs at Texas odds of 14-1 or longer to make a serious run at the checkered flag. Anyone who backs these drivers could hit it big. You can only see who they are here.

So who wins Sunday's 2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500? 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 Texas leaderboard, all from the model that has crushed its NASCAR picks and nailed the Daytona 500.

2020 NASCAR Playoffs at Texas odds (via William Hill)

Kevin Harvick 2-1
Denny Hamlin 7-2
Ryan Blaney 15-2
Martin Truex Jr. 15-2
Brad Keselowski 8-1
Chase Elliott 8-1
Joey Logano 14-1
Kyle Busch 18-1
Alex Bowman 25-1
Kurt Busch 30-1
Aric Almirola 35-1
William Byron 50-1
Erik Jones 50-1
Austin Dillon 60-1
Jimmie Johnson 60-1
Tyler Reddick 60-1
Matt DiBenedetto 75-1
Clint Bowyer 100-1
Cole Custer 100-1
Christopher Bell 100-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 200-1
Ryan Newman 300-1
Matt Kenseth 300-1
Bubba Wallace 500-1
Chris Buescher 500-1
John Hunter 2500-1
Ty Dillon 2500-1
Daniel Suarez 2500-1
Michael McDowell 2500-1
Ryan Preece 2500-1
Joey Gase 5000-1
Josh Bilicki 5000-1
Garrett Smithley 5000-1
JJ Yeley 5000-1
Corey Lajoie 5000-1
Brennan Poole 5000-1
Timmy Hill 5000-1
Quin Houff 5000-1
Chad Finchum 5000-1
Reed Sorenson 5000-1