NASCAR Xfinity Series odds went up early this week for the Kansas Lottery 300, so we have plenty of time to break down the race and see how things could shake out. The Xfinity Series was off last week while the Cup Series was participating in organized wrecking at Talladega Superspeedway. This is a huge … Continue reading 2019 Kansas Lottery 300 Betting Odds & Free Picks →
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The Big One did, in fact, happen at Talladega and it wrecked a large portion of the field. It also wrecked, at least temporarily, the playoff hopes for the drivers sitting below the cut line heading into the final race in the Round of 12. That race is the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. … Continue reading 2019 Hollywood Casino 400 Betting Odds & Predictions →
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Last week we pegged Michael McDowell and his 100-1 odds as a soild bet to make before cars hit the track at Talladega. McDowell gave us a nice sweat, contending for a win on the final laps before ultimately finishing fifth. Not bad, especially considering The Action Network’s Nick Giffen also steered us to Ryan …
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Ryan Blaney’s first win of the season, by .007 seconds, marked the sixth time since 1993 a race was decided by that margin or less.
Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a photo finish Monday at Talladega Superspeedway to earn a spot in the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs.
NASCAR’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway has been postponed a day because of rain.
Today’s race at Talladega is the first playoff race under the current aerodynamic package. That means there’s a lot of uncertainty as to how this race will play out.
Traditionally, the Talladega playoff race has been a more muted version of it’s spring counterpart. Since 2012, an average of 24.7 drivers finish within one lap of the lead in the spring. However, that number balloons to 30.1 for the fall Talladega race.
All of those races until this year came with restrictor plates and a different aerodynamic package. Now NASCAR uses a tapered spacer and a high drag aerodynamic package, which has so far created two races with plenty of action.
Either way, the action within the pack can be unpredictable, so we’ll take advantage of that unpredictability to bet a couple underdogs.
A quick explanation on the odds below: +125 means that a $100 bet would profit $125, while +140 means that a $100 bet would profit $140.
Talladega Superspeedway will host the second race of Round 2 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. A wild Dover race featured major mishaps for three playoff contenders, as Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, and Ryan Blaney all finished 34th or worse. The eight other playoff drivers finished inside the top 13. These results should create interesting dynamics heading into Sunday’s third Superspeedway race under the 2019 rules package.
The top three drivers in points — Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch — could be points racing and running a relatively conservative race until the end. That’s because any finish on the lead lap should put these drivers in a strong position to advance to Round 3 heading into next weekend’s elimination race at Kansas.
Kevin Harvick is also likely in the same boat, sitting 42 points ahead of the elimination bubble. Kyle Larson, meanwhile, has clinched a spot in the next round and can race for stage wins and the overall victory to accumulate playoff points.
The rest of the playoff drivers are likely racing each other for the final three transfer spots. Each of them would love to clinch a spot in the next round with a win at Talladega. Only Ryan Blaney is really in a must-win situation, sitting 22 points behind the cut line for advancement.
With three or four drivers possibly playing it conservative, and some drivers in must-win mode, it could open up the door for longer value at a track that’s already known for longshot wins.
Below, I’ll take some insights from the first two Superspeedway races of the year, as well as past Superspeedway history and playoff dynamics, to find a few longshot bets offering value to win today’s 1000Bulbs.com 500.
Chase Elliott, whose chances of advancing in the Cup Series playoffs were hurt by an engine failure at Dover last Sunday, has won the pole at Talladega Supersppedway. His Hendrick Motorsports teammates took the next three spots.
Kyle Larson picked the right time to end a long drought. The first spot in the Round of 8 is his as the drivers prepare for what could be a crazy and chaotic race at Talladega Superspeedway in the 1000Bulbs.com 500. This is the second race in the Round of 12 and the fact that … Continue reading 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 Betting Odds & Predictions →
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