NASCAR Cup Series Betting Odds for GEICO 500

NASCAR Cup Series Betting Odds for GEICO 500

Written by on April 21, 2023

This weekend in Talladega, we will see the 10th race of the current Cup Series season. As you might expect in the early going, things are tight at the top, as well as down near the playoff cut line. Yes, it’s a little silly to be talking about the playoffs at this stage of the season, but you can bet that the drivers down near the line will already have it in the back of their minds. After all, the goal of every driver is to win a championship, which can only happen if they end the season in the top 16. The playoffs are still a long way off, so our focus is on nothing but the next race up, which is the Geico 500 at Talladega this coming Sunday. Let’s take a quick look at the NASCAR betting analysis and who the bookies like in this one.


NASCAR Cup Series: GEICO 500 | NASCAR Lines

When: Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 pm ET
Where: Talladega Speedway
TV / Streaming: FOX
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM


Joey Logano

NASCAR Odds: +1075

If we are being honest, Logano looks to be a bit of a strange favorite this weekend given that he has not been particularly great at Talladega in recent runs. Yes, he had a 3rd place run there a couple of years back, but in the 3 other races there over the last couple of years, he has struggled to even crack the top 25. The reality, though, is that you can never really count the defending champion out of any race, especially when he is coming off a solid 2nd place finish last weekend. Still, I would need more than just that to play him to win on Sunday.

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Ryan Blaney

NASCAR Odds: +1175

Blaney comes from a legendary racing family, but he is currently trying to carve out his own path in the sport. He has made it into the playoffs in 4 straight seasons, but he has yet to make it past the Round of 8, so the goal in 2023 will almost certainly be to take that next step. As it stands right now, Blaney is sitting in 10th in the driver standings and still looking for his first win of the season. That would make me nervous about playing him to win this weekend, but after a podium finish at Talladega last year, a top 5 wager might not be a bad idea.

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Chase Elliott

NASCAR Odds: +1300

The rest of the season is going to be all about Elliott playing catch up after missing 6 races due to an injury sustained off the track. His return last weekend was more about trying to get back up to speed than anything else. In the grand scheme of things, his return to the track has to be seen as a success, as he managed to finish in the top 10 and pick up some much-needed points. He will be looking for better this Sunday, though, and might just do that. He had a win and a 7th place finish at Talladega last season, so a top 5 finish is not out of the question.

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Denny Hamlin

NASCAR Odds: +1325

Hamlin is a driver with a huge following and a very solid legacy in the Cup Series. The one thing that is missing, though, is a championship, although he has been close, making it into the top4 on no less than 6 occasions over the years. That championship eludes him, but he is once again hanging around in the top 10 in the driver standings despite not yet picking up a win this season. He is a bit of a longshot here, but he has been decent at Talladega and might be worth a top 5 look.

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