I think we can all agree that the NASCAR Cup Series season is moving rather quickly, as we are already 12 races into the year. This weekend in Kansas will deliver the 13th race of the season, and while that is an unlucky number for many, it is going to be lucky for one of the drivers on the circuit. The race for the top spot in the driver standings is a tight one, as no driver has delivered the sort of domination that we saw from Kyle Larson on his way to a championship last season. The wins have been spread out across the board, making it tough to predict a winner each week. What we can do is look at the current NASCAR Betting favorites to try and figure out who might get the win at the AdventHealth 400.
NASCAR Cup Series Betting Preview for AdventHealth 400 Race
Kyle Larson (+620)
Copying the season that he delivered in 2021 was always going to be an impossible task for Larson, such was his level of domination last season. That said, we all expected more from him than we have seen this year, as we are all just waiting for him to go on a run and get back in amongst the leading pack atop the driver standings. This might well be the weekend where he makes that happen, as his run to a Cup Series Championship last season went through Kansas in the playoffs, where he picked up the win. He is the favorite here for a reason.
Chase Elliott (+750)
It has been a season of ridiculous consistency for Elliott, who continues to maintain the lead atop the driver standings. He picked up his first win of the season in Dover a couple of weeks back and followed that up with a top 5 finish in at Darlington last weekend. He is now on a run of 5 straight finishes in the top 10, which is the kind of form that takes a driver all the way to the final four and a shot at the crown. Elliott had 2 very good runs at Kansas last season, finishing in the top 5 each time, so expect him to be in the mix this weekend.
Denny Hamlin (+760)
If you were to ask NASCAR who the best driver never to win a championship was, going by the current crop of drivers, Hamlin would almost certainly get a ton of votes. He has been close so many times, but he has always found a way to come up short. As it stands at the moment, Hamlin is having a rough year and would be out of the playoffs if the season ended today. He does have 1 win on the season, but he has struggled more often than not. He had a top 5 finish at Kansas last season, so perhaps he can get back on track this Sunday.
Kyle Busch (+770)
When you have a bad run as a driver, the best thing you can do is put it behind you and deliver in the next race. That is what Busch will be looking to do after losing some momentum with a poor showing at Darlington last weekend. He could not have picked a better track to bounce back at, as he won in Kansas last season. This is a track where he always seems to do well, so his current odds look to be a bit of a bargain.