2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 Odds, Preview & Predictions

2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 Odds, Preview & Predictions

Written by on October 11, 2019

Okay auto racing enthusiasts, with the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series taking another step toward crowning this season’s champion, all eyes will be on Talladega Superspeedway for the 2019 1000bulbs.com 500. The green flag drops at 2:00 PM ET on Sunday, October 13.

The 2019 1000 Bulbs.com 500 is the second of three races in the Round of 12. Kansas Speedway follows as the eliminator race. Four drivers will be out from postseason contention, and the only one safe is Kyle Larson since he won the playoff opener last week at Dover International Speedway. The win adds five playoff points to Larson’s total and locks him into the Round of 8. Larson will carry 11 playoff points into that round.

“Everybody in this playoff field is going to be stressing next week at Talladega except for me, so that’s good,” Larson said. “You know, last time I was at Talladega, I was on my lid. And, I mean, I could still end up on my lid next week. But it’s not going to matter after this win.”

Now, let’s take a look at the latest odds and which drivers will almost certainly be in contention for the win.

2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 Odds, Preview & Predictions

  • Where: Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL
  • When: Sunday, October 13th at 2:00 PM EST
  • TV: NBC, Motor Racing Network, NBC Sports App
  • Live Stream: NBCSports.com

Kyle Busch

  • 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 Odds: +1400

Busch has one career win at Talladega back in the spring of 2008. Busch also has failed to bring home the bacon since his last win on July 13 in Kentucky.

Kevin Harvick

  • 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 Odds: +1400

Harvick has one career win at Talladega back in the spring of 2010, but he did win just over a month ago at Indianapolis and he has recorded three wins in the last 11 races overall.

Brad Keselowski

  • 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 Odds: +1000

Keselowski has five career wins at Talladega including two wins in this event (2014, 2017). Keselowski will be going all out to get his fourth win of the season and his first since taking the checkered flag at Kansas on May 11.

Martin Truex Jr.

  • 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 Odds: +2500

Martin Truex Jr. is the current points leader and he enters this event having won two of the last four races and a season-high six wins overall. The bad news is that the 2017 NASCAR champ has never win at Talladega.

Kyle Larson

  • 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 Odds: +2500

Larson had perfect timing in getting his first win of the year last weekend at Dover and now he’s safe to make it to the next round, though he’s never won at Talladega.

Joey Logano

  • 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 Odds: +700

Logano is one spot below the playoff cutline entering this race, but the reigning NASCAR champ has also won at Talladega three times in his career, including this event in both, 2015 and 2016.

Denny Hamlin

  • 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 Odds: +1200

Hamlin has one career win at Talladega in the spring of 2014, but he won the pole at Dover and is in good form coming into this race.

Ryan Blaney

  • 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 Odds: +1600

Blaney has never won at Talladega and he’s winless this year as well.

Aric Almirola

  • 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 Odds: +2000

Almirola won this race last year, but he’s gone winless this year and has just one, uninspiring Top 5 finish.

More Odds to Win the 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500

  • Chase Elliott +900
  • Kurt Busch +1600
  • Clint Bowyer +1600
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +1600
  • Alex Bowman +1600
  • Jimmie Johnson +2000
  • Daniel Suarez +3300
  • Erik Jones +3300
  • Austin Dillon +5000