For Kevin Harvick, the 2021 season has been subpar so far. Despite having two Top 5s and six Top 10s in eight races, Harvick has yet to contend for a checkered flag and currently sits 8th in the driver standings. This is significantly down from where he was last year at this point of the season.
After the first eight races of the 2020 season, Harvick had one win, five Top 5s, and eight Top 10s. He was first in the standings and was the best driver in the field.
Harvick finished 9th at Martinsville last weekend, which was his third Top 10 in the last four races. Harvick is hoping to turn back the hands of time hand finish with a valuable result at online sportsbooks for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 race.
Kevin Harvick Betting Odds: 2021 Toyota Owners 400
- Win Race (+1100)
- Top 3 (+300)
- Top 5 (+145)
- Top 10 (-175)
Harvick is considered one of the Top 10 odds on favorites to win the race this weekend, but he’s most likely a Top 5 or Top 10 car based on his season so far. His race win, Top 3 and Top 5 odds all offer solid returns on investment. His Top 10 odds offer very little value.
Stat alert: Kevin Harvick will tie Joe Nemechek’s record for most NASCAR national series starts next weekend at Richmond.
Nemechek leads all drivers with 1,197 starts, having broken Richard Petty’s record in November 2019. With Martinsville underway, Harvick has 1,196. pic.twitter.com/Oe8IoV4W8x
— nascarman (@nascarman_rr) April 11, 2021
Experience at Richmond
In 39 starts at Richmond, Harvick has three wins, 15 Top 5s, 26 Top 10s and a 9.7 average finish. His wins and Top 5s are tied for second behind Kyle Busch. However, he’s first with the most Top 10s among active drivers and third with his average finish.
Over the last 12 Richmond races, Harvick has eight Top 5s and 10 Top 10s. This includes a streak of five straight Top 7 results. His worst finish was 15th overall. In Harvick’s last five spring Richmond races, he has an average finish of 4.2 and has scored Top 5 results in all five races.
Take Harvick to Crack the Top 10
In the past, I would say Harvick was an easy choice to finish in the Top 5, but with the way he’s racing this season it’s best to pencil in Harvick as a Top 10 driver on Sunday.
Pick: Kevin Harvick
$100 Could Win You…$157.14
With a 66.7 percent Top 10 rate for his career, and ten Top 10 results in the last 12 races at this track, it’s hard to think that Harvick will finish no worse than 10th overall.
I see the #4 car having a solid Top 10 run and possibly even flirting with a Top 5 result. Play it safe and take his Top 10 odds of -175 even though they don’t offer any value.
As a longtime freelance writer, avid sports fan, former athlete, and experienced sports bettor, Rick Rockwell has risen up the ranks at GamblingSites.org to become the self-professed “King of the Blog” in his first year with the site. …