Ask NASCAR fans about their favorite track and you will more than likely get a wide variety of different answers. That said, you can certainly bet that Daytona would be very high on the list of many of those fans. It’s the same story with drivers, as you have to say that some tracks just have a certain mystique about them, with Daytona again on that list. The Cup Series will be on that track this weekend for what is going to be a huge race. We say that, not just because of the venue, but also because it is the final race of the regular season and there are playoff spots up for grabs. It’s do or die time for those drivers hovering around the cut line, and we cannot wait to see who makes the final 16. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the current NASCAR Odds for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 this Saturday.
NASCAR Cup Series Betting Preview for the 2022 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Race
Chase Elliott (+1000)
While we wait to see how things will play out in the battle for playoff spots, one thing that we can be sure of is that Elliott will end up as the regular season champion. The question now is whether he can carry that success over into the playoffs and win his second championship in 3 years. His form certainly suggests that he would be a good bet, as this is his best regular season showing ever, racking up 4 wins along the way. He won at Daytona in 2019, which was the year he nabbed his first title, so would a win this weekend perhaps be a sign that he is ready to do it all over again?
Denny Hamlin (+1175)
Over each of the last 3 seasons, Hamlin has made it all the way to the final 4, coming up a little short each time. He will be in the playoffs again this season, but he is not really on the radar of a lot of fans given that he has had a steady, if unspectacular, season. Hamlin does have a pair of wins to his name already, but he will need to be a whole lot better than he has been of late if he is going to make another deep run. He has had 3 wins at Daytona over the last 7 seasons, so there is every reason to believe he could be in the hunt on Saturday.
Ryan Blaney (+1175)
Another driver that is sitting in the middle of the pack at the moment is Ryan Blaney, who comes into the final race of the regular season still looking for his first win. He has finished 7th overall in each of the last 2 seasons, so he is essentially treading water in the same spot at this point. With that in mind, you might wonder why he is among the favorites here, with the simple answer being that he won this race last season.
Kyle Larson (+1250)
Anyone who might have counted out the defending champion this season might be ready to eat their words. Larson delivered the goods last weekend, winning both the Cup Series and Xfinity Series races that he ran in. It was just his 2nd win of the season, but you can argue that it came at the perfect time. Larson has not had a ton of success at Daytona over the years, but his form suggests he might be worth a look on Saturday.