Next-Generation Racecar Could Bring New Financial Model To Nascar, Kevin Harvick Says

The entire financial model of Nascar has changed in the past decade, especially when it comes to sponsorships. There was a time when many of the biggest companies in America didn’t hesitate to write a check just to see their brand on the side of a Nascar racecar.

However, unlike the days when Nascar was at its pinnacle of popularity, even those sponsors aren’t willing to write a check simply to see their name on the side of a car. Today, many of the big teams rely on a patchwork of associate deals cobbled together to pay the bills for a single season. Getting and keeping a sponsor is harder than ever. However, one thing hasn’t changed, and that’s what attracts and keeps sponsors.

“Performance on the racetrack is really the bread and butter of what we do and no matter if you have a funny personality or you have a famous last name it doesn’t matter,” driver Kevin Harvick said recently. “In the end, Danica Patrick is probably the best example that I can think of that, is just the fact of having the results on the racetrack. I think every week we’ve put a lot of pressure on ourselves to figure out why we didn’t run like we did or why we ran like we did in order to try to continue that trend forward.”

He added: “Look, in the end it’s the same in every sport. You have to be successful at what you’re doing. “

The 2014 Nascar Cup champion is currently the top seed in NASCAR’s Playoffs driving for Stewart-Haas Racing. He started his Cup career at Richard Childress in 2001 being thrust into the Cup ride of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. after the legendary driver was killed on a last lap crash in the 2001 Daytona 500. Harvick rode out the Great Recession that started in 2007 with RCR.

“Getting caught up in the rest of it is good in the down times,” he said. “And I think for me I learned that at RCR and however you choose that in those down years is sometimes we ran well in the Xfinity car and that kept us relevant to keep racing on the Cup side.

“Sometimes you caused headlines in order to keep yourself in the mix and move yourself forward, but fortunately now it’s really just about the results and having all that side chatter kind of put to bed takes a lot of things away from the equation. Just make it simpler. We can concentrate on trying to be good on the racetrack and in the end that comes with a team and people around you that

NASCAR Playoffs at Kansas odds, predictions: Surprising 2020 Hollywood Casino 400 picks from advanced model

With NASCAR implementing a new aerodynamics package for speedway racing in recent years, 1.5-mile ovals have provided some of the most exciting action in the sport and Kansas Speedway has been no exception. Both 2019 races at Kansas Speedway had green-white-checkered finishes and now NASCAR is hoping for another classic race to kick of the Round of 8 in the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs with the 2020 Hollywood Casino 400. The green flag drops at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. Forty drivers will start side by side with the top eight in the starting grid still competing for the NASCAR Cup Series championship.

Denny Hamlin won the Super Start Batteries 400 at Kansas Speedway in July and he’s the 5-2 favorite in the 2020 Hollywood Casino 400 odds from William Hill. However, Kevin Harvick (13-5) and Martin Truex Jr. (18-5) both have multiple wins here and they’re also near the top of the NASCAR at Kansas odds board. Before you make your 2020 Hollywood Casino 400 picks, be sure to see the latest 2020 NASCAR Playoffs at Kansas 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. 

In the last two weeks, the model has gone 2-for-2, calling Denny Hamlin to win at 17-2 at Talladega and Chase Elliott to win at 7-2 last week at the Charlotte Roval. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model simulated the NASCAR at Kansas race on Sunday, Oct. 18, 10,000 times. Head here to see the complete projected leaderboard.

Top 2020 Hollywood Casino 400 predictions

The model is high on Alex Bowman, even though he’s a 22-1 long shot in the latest NASCAR at Kansas odds from William Hill. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Bowman is currently seventh in the 2020 NASCAR standings and he’s 58 points out of the lead and 18 points out of the top four, so he’ll likely need a win in the next three weeks to earn a

NASCAR Playoffs at Kansas odds, predictions: Surprising 2020 Hollywood Casino 400 picks from proven model

In a sport that values its traditions like few others, Kansas Speedway is relatively new by NASCAR standards, but it’s already created some memorable moments with green-white-checker finishes four times since 2011 alone. The 2020 Hollywood Casino 400 will hope for similar excitement in the Round of 8 opener of the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs. All 40 drivers in the 2020 Hollywood Casino 400 field can win when the green flag drops at 2:30 p.m. ET, but there are only eight drivers left to compete for the NASCAR Cup.

Only one Busch brother made it into the final eight with Kurt Busch actually pushing out his brother Kyle Busch by way of a win in Las Vegas two weeks ago and Kurt Busch is listed as a 30-1 long shot in the 2020 Hollywood Casino 400 odds. However, it’s Denny Hamlin (5-2), Kevin Harvick (13-5) and Martin Truex Jr. (18-5) who are at the top of the NASCAR at Kansas odds board for this weekend. Before making any 2020 Hollywood Casino 400 picks or entering any NASCAR DFS lineups, be sure to see the latest 2020 NASCAR Playoffs at Kansas 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. 

In the last two weeks, the model has gone 2-for-2, calling Denny Hamlin to win at 17-2 at Talladega and Chase Elliott to win at 7-2 last week at the Charlotte Roval. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model simulated the NASCAR at Kansas race on Sunday, Oct. 18, 10,000 times. Head here to see the complete projected leaderboard.

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The model is high on Kyle Busch, even though he’s a 14-1 long shot in the latest NASCAR at Kansas odds from William Hill. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Busch has been eliminated from the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs after winning the 2019 championship, but he’s still got a lot to race for.

Busch doesn’t have a