The dangerous information in terms of Vegas odds for Wednesday evening’s NASCAR Cup Collection race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is its comparatively brief distance (312 miles, 208 laps) creates an unpredictability issue that makes choosing a winner much more tough than typical. Groups’ methods can be a lot totally different than these used for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600.
The excellent news is that is the second NASCAR Cup Collection evening race at Charlotte within the span of 4 days. So we at the least have an honest concept of which drivers would possibly thrive in one other race at NASCAR’s house monitor, and whose struggles would possibly proceed.
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Brad Keselowski stole the victory in Sunday’s race after a late warning ruined what would have been a simple win for Chase Elliott. Which is a part of the rationale Elliott is on the prime of the chances board for Wednesday evening’s race.
Beneath are the Vegas odds to win Wednesday evening’s NASCAR Cup Collection at Charlotte, plus our prime three picks of drivers who may find yourself taking the checkered flag.
NASCAR race odds to win at Charlotte
Elliott led 38 laps in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, together with what was speculated to the ultimate one on Lap 400. However he pitted throughout a late-race warning and misplaced the lead (and the win). However that velocity is why Elliott has joined Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. atop the chances board for Wednesday evening’s race.
Courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook, beneath are the entire odds to win Wednesday evening’s NASCAR Cup Collection race at Charlotte.
|Driver||Odds to win Charlotte race|
|Martin Truex Jr.||+550|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||+14000|
|John Hunter Nemechek||+20000|
Of the drivers within the area, Jimmie Johnson has one of the best profession driver ranking (108.9) at Charlotte, however he’ll begin final due to his disqualification from the Coca-Cola 600 outcomes. Johnson’s automotive failed post-race inspection with unlawful rear alignment.
Beneath are the highest 10 profession driver scores at Charlotte (not together with Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600):
- Jimmie Johnson, 108.9
- Kyle Busch, 107.4
- Denny Hamlin, 97.0
- Matt Kenseth, 94.8
- Martin Truex Jr., 91.3
- Kevin Harvick, 90.0
- Chase Elliott, 89.5
- Joey Logano, 88.7
- Kurt Busch, 87.8
- Brad Keselowski, 87.2
Historical past says the primary and second beginning positions are probably the most proficient within the area, producing extra winners (17 every) than every other beginning place at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Which is sweet information for Hendrick Motorsports teammates William Byron and Alex Bowman, who will begin first and second, respectively, on Wednesday evening for the reason that prime 20 starters are an inversion of the highest 20 finishers from Sunday’s race.
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NASCAR at Charlotte professional picks
1. Alex Bowman
Bowman’s spot on the entrance row to start out the race helps, as the driving force who began second has received roughly 14 p.c of all NASCAR Cup Collection races at Charlotte. However this choose is extra in regards to the velocity HMS vehicles have proven this yr.
Elliott ought to have received Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, and Johnson completed second earlier than failing post-race tech and being given last-place factors. Solely Kevin Harvick (328 laps) has led greater than the 318 laps Bowman has led by seven races in 2020.
All Hendrick drivers can be threats to win Wednesday evening’s race, even Johnson from the again of the sector. However we’ll go along with the one who already has a win on the season.
2. Martin Truex Jr.
Amongst lively drivers, solely Johnson and Kyle Busch have led extra profession laps at Charlotte than Truex’s 972. His 91.Three driver ranking on the monitor is the third finest behind Busch’s 107.Four and Hamlin’s 97.Zero amongst drivers presently within the prime 10 in factors.
Two crashes within the first 4 races this season set Truex again in factors, however final yr’s Coca-Cola 600 winner proved along with his pair of top-10 finishes final week at Darlington adopted by a powerful run in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 that his crew nonetheless has the velocity to win.
3. Erik Jones
Talking of velocity from Joe Gibbs Racing, Jones had a scorching rod for elements of Sunday’s race. He’ll begin Wednesday’s occasion on the skin of Row 5, one of the best beginning place of the 4 JGR groups within the area, which is notable for a race that is roughly half the gap of the Coca-Cola 600.
Jones is a relative lengthy shot based mostly on the chances for Wednesday evening’s race, however he’s each bit as succesful as his powerhouse teammates of successful. Whereas his driver ranking at Charlotte (68.6) just isn’t nice, it comes from a small pattern dimension. Wednesday evening’s race can be Jones’ sixth at Charlotte in a Cup automotive.