NASCAR GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Expert Predictions

David Hayes
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500
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The weekend has finally arrived, NASCAR's first stop of 2019 at the legendary Talladega Superspeedway. After not racing for two weeks, the drivers should come in rested and ready to take on the beast that is Talladega in Alabama this Sunday.

If you're looking to put some money down on this race, it would be wise to check out what some of the industry experts are saying first.

Talladega 500 Predictions

Sports Chat Place

The team at Sports Chat Place likes Brad Keselowski in this year's GEICO 500 and points to his past success at Talladega as the main reason why. Keselowski has won this race three times before and has five career wins at Talladega Superspeedway.


The staff from TopBet is going with Joey Logano to defend his title this year, after winning the 2018 installment of the GEICO 500. It's also worth noting that Logano has finished no worse than fifth in his last seven appearances at this track. is riding with the defending champion in this one as well, picking Logano to take the checkered flag again in 2019. also points to Ford drivers' success at Talladega in recent years as a catalyst for this prediction.

Overall, two expert predictions highlighted above are backing Joey Logano to win Talladega this year, with one expert picking Brad Keselowski to come out on top.

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