It‘s Kyle Larson‘s world and we‘re all driving in it. Last year‘s Cup champion has gotten off to a flying start this season, and oddsmakers don‘t expect that to stop this week. Larson has finishes of first and second the last two weeks, and oddsmakers expect him to win again this weekend.
He‘s given +350 odds, or an implied 22.2% chance to win the race. In a distant second are Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch who‘re given +750 odds, or an implied 11.8% chance to pull off the upset.
Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliot, and Joey Logano are all also considered real possibilities to win the race. The trio are given +800 odds, or an implied 11.1% chance to take home first place. That means there‘s 6 racers given +800 odds or better, that‘s the most of any race this season. The previous best was just 3 racers.
Quote from OddsChecker spokesman Kyle Newman, “Larson is the clear favorite to win this race, but oddsmakers are taking the competition seriously. For only the second time this season, oddsmakers see a competitive race. This isn‘t as competitive as the Daytona 500 odds, but 6 racers being given better than an 11% chance to win is nothing to sneeze at.”
DriverOddsImplied chanceKyle Larson+35022.2%Martin Truex Jr.+75011.8%Kyle Busch+75011.8%Denny Hamlin+80011.1%Chase Elliot+80011.1%Joey Logano+80011.1%Ryan Blaney+12007.7%William Byron+14006.7%Kevin Harvick+20004.8%Christopher Bell+25003.8%
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