Clash at Daytona 2019: Odds, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch

first_imgAustin Dillon has been quietly solid at The Clash with fifth- and 12th-place finishes in his career there, and he is 30/1 to win the thing so he might be worth taking a chance on — emphasis on might.Denny Hamlin didn’t get his win last season, but he could easily start this one with a victory as he is tied with Harvick as the active leader in career wins with three. NASCAR’s season is so close to beginning and a select few drivers will get a chance to take home one title before the season even starts at the Advance Auto Parts Clash on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.Any driver who won a pole will make their way to Daytona this weekend for the race and the usual suspects are all there. Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick, who are the active leaders with three wins at The Clash, are on the card as well as Joey Logano, who won the race in 2016. Brad Keselowski is also on the lineup and was the 2018 winner. MORE: Live stream Clash at Daytona on fuboTV (7-day free trial)There are some new drivers on the course too. Aric Almirola, who won at a similar track at Talladega last year, is racing and of course, Kyle and Kurt Busch are there as well.It’s hard to predict a 75-lap race such as this, one that doesn’t factor into the Cup Series race at all, but if last year is any indicator, this event may be a bit easier to predict than some might think.Taking that into account, we are picking Kevin Harvick to pick up right where he left off last season with his fourth career victory at The Clash and Joey Logano, who will defend his Cup championship this year, could be right on his heels.The Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona can be seen Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on FS1.What are the betting odds for The Clash?Kevin Harvick 7/1Brad Keselowski 7/1Joey Logano 7/1Aric Almirola 10/1Clint Bowyer 10/1Chase Elliott 10/1Denny Hamlin 10/1Ryan Blaney 12/1Kyle Busch 12/1Daniel Suarez 16/1Kurt Busch 16/1Martin Truex Jr. 20/1Alex Bowman 20/1Erik Jones 25/1Jimmie Johnson 25/1Kyle Larson 30/1Paul Menard 30/1Jamie McMurray 30/1Austin Dillon 30/1Ryan Newman 30/1Which NASCAR drivers should you watch at the Clash?Kyle Busch is always competitive no matter what track he is on and he has two top-10 finishes in his last two trips there, including a runner-up at The Clash two years ago.Ryan Blaney hasn’t had a ton of opportunities at The Clash, but he finished fourth there a year ago, and he loves wide-open racing.last_img read more

Gov. DeSantis: Feds Support Florida COVID-19 Policies

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis announced during a second briefing Wednesday that President Trump has granted his request for a FEMA disaster declaration, which provides the state with federal funding to fight the coronavirus pandemic.In an effort to protect senior citizens, especially those with underlying health issues, DeSantis also said the surgeon general is advising those people to stay at home.“The numbers that we have, as we have expanded testing, the data is just overwhelming that if you are not in one of those two groups, your chance of suffering a fatality is extremely low,” he added.Additionally, the governor reiterated the need for travelers to from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to self isolate if they are arriving to the Sunshine State by plane.“People are fleeing from New York (since the stay at home order was imposed Friday) … we have to take precautions here,” said DeSantis.The National Guard will meet passengers arriving on flights from New York.According to DeSantis, the federal government supports that decision, calling it a thoughtful and data-driven approach.Trump Declares FL “Major Disaster Area” for COVID-19 Funding; Cases Rise; PBSC Employee Diagnosedlast_img read more