NASCAR Cup Series Betting Odds for Cook Out Southern 500

NASCAR Cup Series Betting Odds for Cook Out Southern 500

Written by on September 1, 2023

With the Cup Series playoffs set to begin on Sunday, we have reached the stage of the season where there are now only 16 drivers who can potentially end the season as the champion. The reality is, though, that the drivers who failed to make the cut can all play the role of spoiler now, winning races and preventing the top 16 from picking up the required points to move on to the next round. We have 3 races to come before the field of 16 is reduced to 12, with the first of those races coming this weekend in Richmond with the running of the Cook Out Southern 500. If any of the top 16 drivers win this one, they automatically move on to the Round of 12, so there is a lot at stake here. Let’s take a look at NASCAR picks of the current favorites.


NASCAR Cup Series: Cook Out Southern 500 | NASCAR Lines by MyBookie Sportsbook

When: Sunday, September 3 at 6:00pm ET
Where: Darlington Raceway
TV / Streaming: USA
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM


Martin Truex Jr.

NASCAR Betting Pick: +600

Given how things played out last season, you have to say that what Truex Jr. has done in 2023 is nothing short of astonishing. Last year, he failed to make the playoffs, with the feeling being that he might decide to call it a career. Truex Jr. decided to take another run at it, and it has proven to be a wise decision, as he heads into the postseason ranked #2 after a stellar regular season that saw him win 3 races. I am a little surprised that he is in as the favorite for this race, though, as he finished 31st in both of his previous races on this track.

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Kyle Larson

NASCAR Betting Pick: +600

Larson won the Cup Series in 2021 after delivering one of the best full-season performances we have seen in quite some time. While last year was not a total disaster, he failed to reach the heights of his championship season, going out in the Round of 8 and finishing 7th overall. It has been more of the same this year, as he comes into the playoffs ranked down in the #6 spot, but as we said earlier, a single win will change all of that very quickly. The problem here is that Larson has not won a race since April, so you have to wonder if he can step it up this weekend.

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Denny Hamlin

NASCAR Betting Pick: +850

If you were going to hold my feet to the fire and make me choose a winner this weekend, I would almost certainly choose Hamlin to win the Cook Out Southern 500. Before we get to the heart of the reason why I would do that, we need to look at what he has done to this point in the season. Hamlin has been a little up and down, but he has won a couple of races and done enough to head into the playoffs ranked in the #3 slot. What is more convincing though is that he has finished 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the last 2 versions of this race.

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William Byron

NASCAR Betting Pick: +850

Byron is a driver that has, over the past few years, finished progressively higher in the Cup Series standings, culminating in a 6th place overall finish in 2022. He is very much on pace to improve on that finish, as he heads into the playoffs with the most wins (5) of any driver, as well as the #1 ranking. He won on the Darlington track earlier this season, so a very good bet at these odds.

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Driver Standings
Pos Driver Points Team
1 William Byron 2036 Chevrolet
2 Martin Truex Jr 2036 Toyota
3 Denny Hamlin 2025 Toyota
4 Chris Buescher 2021 Ford
5 Kyle Busch 2019 Chevrolet
Manufacturer Standings
Pos Team Points
1 Chevrolet 960
2 Ford 894
3 Toyota 892


2023 NASCAR Cup Series Calendar

Date Race Betting NASCAR
PlayOffs | Round of 16
September 3 Cook Out Southern 500 Bet On NASCAR
September 10 Hollywood Casino 400 Bet On NASCAR
September 16 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bet On NASCAR
PlayOffs | Round of 12
September 24 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Bet On NASCAR
October 1 YellaWood 500 Bet On NASCAR
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PlayOffs | Round of 8
October 15 South Point 400 Bet On NASCAR
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October 29 Xfinity 500 Bet On NASCAR
PlayOffs | Championship 4
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