Supercross is heading to the Daytona International Speedway, and you need to check out the stats for this infamous track. Follow up with Chase, Christian, and Malcom Stewart to get your picks dialed in for this weekend.

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2019 Daytona Track Map

Atlanta Recap

  • The length of the start was 120 yards
  • Webb took the holeshot and led the entire race
  • Musquin got close to passing Webb and got passed by Baggett instead
  • Tomac got a bad start at 12th – climbed up to 4th
  • Plessinger got his first top-5 finish
  • Seely made the most impressive charge of the night from starting in 21st to finishing in 10th

2019 Atlanta Track Map

Atlanta Results

  • 1st – Cooper Webb
  • 2nd – Blake Baggett
  • 3rd – Marvin Musquin
  • 4th – Ken Roczen
  • 5th – Aaron Plessinger
  • WC (14th) – Justin Bogle

450SX Podium at Atlanta in 2019
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Injury Report

  • Questionable: Justin Barcia (TBD)
  • Recurring: J. Martin, Peick, Bloss, Stewart, Anderson, Friese

SXperts Points

  • Stats & Lats
    • Christian: 41
    • Chase: 20
    • Overall Total: 576

  • Slice & Dice
    • Jim: 50
    • Daniel: 71
    • Overall Total: 523

RMFantasySX Stats

  • Three users (.0042%) got all 5 riders in the top 5, just not in the right order
  • Only 19.16% of users picked Webb for 1st – majority (36.16%) picked him for 2nd
  • 55.07% of users picked Tomac for 1st
  • Bogle was the third most picked WC at 8.59% (6,149)
  • More users picked Reed, Seely, Savatgy, Barcia, and Wilson than Plessinger for 5th

Stat-Breakers

  • Plessinger
    • He was in 15.45% (11,058) of peoples’ picks, but only 6.4% (4,582) of those people had him in their top 5
    • 3.04% (2,172) of users that had him in the top 5 had him taking 5th

  • Baggett
    • Out of the 42.75% (20,591) of users that had Baggett in their top 5, only 1.60% (1,145) had him taking 2nd
    • More people had Tomac taking every spot in the top 5 than the 1.60% that chose Baggett

Blake Baggett Roosting Through a Corner
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Super Cooper

With 5 wins in the bag and a growing points lead, many are wondering – can Webb really win it all? Let’s take a look at where Webb sits compared to other season winners going into round 10.

RiderWinsPoints
2019
Webb5199
2018
Anderson4207
2017
Dungey2196
2016
Dungey5213
2015
Dungey3199

There are some pretty stark similarities between Webb and these champions. He has near as many, and, in some cases, more points and wins this far into the season than champions in years past, and he has the red plate just like they did. It’s clear that the Webb Wagon is right on track to taking the championship.

Cooper Webb Throwing a Whip
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Daytona Discussion

Daytona is a unique track that always has the potential to shake up the top 5. In fact, there are only three active riders that have won Daytona in the past:

  • Chad Reed – ’04, ’05, ’09
  • Eli Tomac – ’16, ’17
  • Justin Brayton – ‘18

Now, take a look at how the riders did last year.

Daytona 2018 Results

RiderStartFinish
Justin Brayton11
Eli Tomac222
Cooper Webb83
Christian Craig24
Marvin Musquin35
Weston Peick46
Jason Anderson147
Dean Wilson68
Blake Baggett139
Broc Tickle1510
Benny Bloss911
Chad Reed1212
Kyle Chisholm1113
Tyler Bowers2014
Kyle Cunningham2115
Malcom Stewart716
Vince Friese517
Bradley Taft1618
Dakota Tedder1719
Ben Lamay1920
Carlen Gardner1821
Cedric Soubeyras1022

For a better indication of how the race could go this year, take a look at the top riders’ average finishes at Daytona since 2016.

Ken Roczen 5*
Cooper Webb2*
Marvin Musquin7.66
Eli Tomac1.33
Dean Wilson10.5*
Blake Baggett9.66
Justin Barcia11*
Justin Brayton6.66*
Chad Reed10
Cole Seely7.5*

*Rider missed one or more races since 2016

Daytona 2018 Highlights

  • Brayton got 1st in his heat and got the first gate pick
  • Christian Craig took the holeshot, Brayton was in 2nd
  • Tomac washed out in a turn and resumed the race in last place, but finished in 2nd
  • Musquin was in 1st when he went off the track
  • Final podium: Brayton, Tomac, Webb

Justin Brayton Takes 1st at Daytona in 2018
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Track Trends

  • Similar start as 2018 – goes right into a whoops section
  • Several 180 bowl turns – three right before the finish
  • Extremely long rhythm lane

Points Battle

  • Coop Troop
    • Has second best average overall finish – just .10 spots behind Roczen
    • Got the holeshot and led the entire race at Atlanta
    • Daytona was his only podium of 2018
    • Has taken 1st at every East Coast standard round this year
    • Has led laps at every East Coast round this year
    • Every time he’s qualified in the top 5 on the East Coast, he’s taken 1st

  • Roczen
    • Has placed in the top 5 all season – only rider to do so
    • Has led one less lap and gotten 4 more holeshots than Tomac – Tomac has still won twice and Roczen hasn’t won once
    • Hasn’t gotten a main event win since round two in 2017
    • Hasn’t gone more than two rounds this season without making the podium
    • Tends to be a slower qualifier:
      • Average qualifying for 2019: 6.77
      • Average finish for 2019: 3.22

Ken Roczen Coming Off a Jump
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

  • Musquin
    • Had the fastest lap time at Daytona last year
    • Has only missed the podium three times this year – missed it a total of four times last year
    • Yearly averages are almost the same as Webb’s
    • 3rd in points without getting a holeshot, leading any laps, or winning a race
    • Has finished exactly or one spot away from where he’s qualified in the last five rounds

  • Tomac or Not To-mac, That is the Question
    • Has been on the podium at Daytona since 2015 – won twice
    • Atlanta was the first time he qualified in 1st and didn’t place 1st in 2019
    • Can’t trust Tomac with a bad start anymore
      • Has started out of the top 5 in eight gate drops this year – only placed in the top 3 in two of those gate drops
    • Has missed the top 5 in three of the last four standard rounds
      • Only missed the top 5 four times last year – two of those were DNF’s

Eli Tomac Coming Off a Jump
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

Spoilers

  • Baggett
    • Moved to 5th in points standings after taking the podium at Atlanta
    • Has qualified as far back as 13th and still finished in the top 5 on the East Coast
    • Has third best average start in East Coast standard rounds (4)
    • Aside from his DNF at Minneapolis, he has been getting top-5 finishes on the East Coast
      • Was running in 4th before his DNF

  • Plessinger
    • Had best 450SX career finish at Atlanta – 5th
    • Has placed 6th twice this season – been in the top 10 five times
    • The worse condition the track is in, the better he does
    • Has finished an average of 4.5 places from where he qualified on the East Coast
    • Every time he’s finished 5th-6th this year, he’s finished 10th or worse the following round
    • Has started in the top 5 in three of the seven standard rounds

Aaron Plessinger Jumping Off a Wall
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

  • Savatgy
    • In the six gate drops on the East Coast, he’s cracked the top 5 three times
    • Has only cracked the top 5 on the East Coast
    • Has the 4th best average finish on the East Coast, had the 17th best average finish on the West Coast
    • Has qualified in the top 10 every round, only placed outside of it twice
    • On average, finishes 2.25 spots from where he qualifies

  • Brayton
    • In the six gate drops on the East Coast, he’s cracked the top 5 twice
    • Took 1st at Daytona last year
    • For every East Coast gate drop, he’s finished an average of 2.4 spots from where started
    • Hasn’t finished out of the top 10 on the East Coast

  • Wilson
    • Took 8th at Daytona last year
    • Has finished 8th four times this season – hasn’t finished better than 8th in the last five rounds
    • Only standard round he finished in the top 5 was A1 where he took the holeshot and led 14 laps

Dean Wilson Coming Off a Jump
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

  • Barcia (If He Races)
    • Could be rested and motivated to get a top 5 finish
    • Last three finishes were 7-7-9
    • Has been finishing two spots or better from where he qualified on the East Coast

Wildcard Watch (10th)

  • Plessinger
    • Has finished 10th twice and 11th once out of all the gate drops this season
    • Average finish of 2019: 9.44

  • Seely
    • Finished 10th at Atlanta
    • Has finished 10th twice and 11th twice this season
    • Average overall finish of 2019: 9.63
    • Average standard round finish of 2019: 10.14

Cole Seely Coming Off a Jump
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

  • Brayton
    • Finished 10th once and 9th twice out of all the gate drops this season
    • Average finish of 2019: 8.88

  • Wilson
    • Has finished 11th once and 9th once this season
    • Hasn’t finished in the top 5 on the East Coast
    • Average finish of 2019: 7.78

  • Reed
    • Has finished 10th once, 9th twice and 11th out of all the gate drops this season
    • Average finish of 2019: 9.71

SXperts’ Picks

Christian Chase
1st Cooper Webb Marvin Musquin
2nd Eli Tomac Blake Baggett
3rd Blake Baggett Eli Tomac
4th Marvin Musquin Cooper Webb
5th Ken Roczen Ken Roczen
WC Cole Seely Justin Brayton

Note: Christian and Chase reserve the right to change their picks.

Multiple 450SX Riders Coming Off the Start Gate
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

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Cooper Webb Takes 1st at Atlanta in 2019
Photo Credit: Kardy Photo

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