The Jordan Jinx

The Jordan Jinx

You've definitely heard of it. It might've bit you once or twice. Here's the gist of it: whenever Jordan McAbee bets on a driver to win a race, that driver becomes jinxed. The good news? You get warned of it happening each time, and it doesn't happen every single race. Below is the history of the #JordanJinx in 2021.

Race #8 - Martinsville

Surely Joey Logano would be immune from the Jordan Jinx starting from the pole at Martinsville, a track where Penske has been super fast at lately. Nope. On the fourth lap of the race, Logano was passed by Denny Hamlin for lead and continued to slip back from there. Eventually Logano rebounded to finish 6th but had just 6 laps led and 3 fastest laps–a very disappointing day for DFS owners. #JordanJinx

Race #6 - Atlanta

Nobody can stop Kevin Harvick at Atlanta, right? Wrong. The Jordan Jinx can. Many people were expecting another very strong, dominating effort from Harvick at Atlanta, but after a strong opening in the race, the bad luck hit. Harvick had to pit for a flat tire early in the race and then remarked how this car was the worst he’s had at Atlanta. Harvick finished 10th in this race with 0 laps led and just 12 fastest laps. #JordanJinx

Race #5 - Phoenix

Kyle Larson received the Jordan Jinx at Phoenix. It all started when he failed pre-race inspection and, instead of starting 2nd on Sunday, had to start from the rear. Larson then quickly made his way through the field on Sunday–multiple times. He received two speeding penalties during the race, killing his chances of winning. Larson finished 7th despite having one of the fastest cars all day long. #JordanJinx

Race #4 - Las Vegas

Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman were both under the Jordan Jinx at Las Vegas. To start the race, Elliott had one of the best cars and nearly won the first Stage, but his pit crew ended up ruining his car. Alex Bowman ran top 5 for most of the day but then had to pit late, ruining his day. Chase finished 13th, Bowman finished 27th. #JordanJinx

Race #3 - Homestead

It was Kyle Larson and Tyler Reddick who nabbed the Jordan Jinx special at Homestead. Early week odds had Larson at 14-to-1 and Reddick at 28-to-1 to win at Homestead. When it was all said and done? Reddick finished 2nd and Larson finished 4th. Not an awful day by any means, and more PJ Walsh-esque, but still… #JordanJinx

Race #1 - Daytona 500

Jordan went all in on Chris Buescher in the Fantasy NASCAR world at Daytona, and boy was that a mistake. He talked up Buescher pretty much any chance he got, and the #17 Ford was caught up in the first wreck of the day, and one of the first cars out of the race. Buescher finished 31st that day. #JordanJinx