The NASCAR Cup Series is in Kansas City for the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway. The Cup Series is all Chase Elliott at the moment. He has 453 points with a win and three top-3 finishes.
His consistency is too much for the rest of the grid to hand with at the moment. The Cup Series standings are predicated on consistency, not exactly winning the most races. But can Elliott beat the NASCAR Kansas odds on Sunday?
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The NASCAR Kansas odds line up as expected, with Kyle Larson the betting favorite to win at +550. Larson had a fast car last week at Darlington, but it doesn’t matter if he can’t stay on the track.
Larson was fast and moving up confidently last week. However, he spun out and dropped to near the back of the field. For a second time, Larson was blazing fast and was approaching the top-10 in quick order.
That’s when Larson exited the race with engine problems. If Larson stayed in the race, his car would have been good for a win despite spinning out. Blowing an engine is kind of a big deal, though.
Joey Logano went on to win at Darlington Raceway and moved into No. 4 in the Cup Series standings. It’s his first win and fourth to finish in the top-5 in the 2022 campaign. Elliott, William Byron, Ryan Blaney, Logano, and Ross Chastain round out the top-5 going into Kansas.
NASCAR Kansas Odds 2022
The NASCAR Kansas odds in 2022 aren’t going to come as a surprise. Larson is often the favorite to win every race that isn’t a superspeedway. Does he deserve this much respect, though?
Larson is an auto-bet for the public, so it makes sense that oddsmakers would have him as the NASCAR Kansas odds favorite at Kansas Speedway. Having said that, Larson hasn’t been in his best form this year.
He enters ninth in the Cup Series standings with a win and five top-5 finishes. That sounds better than first-place Elliott, but Larson hasn’t been as nearly as consistently. Dropping out of races is a big blemish for calculating Cup Series points.
No Bueno last week, but you can’t have a winner every week. Let’s get back to the winner’s circle at Kansas Speedway. Find the best NASCAR betting odds at the best NASCAR online betting sites for Kansas.
|50% up to $1,000|
|125% up to $2,500|
|100% up to $1,000|
|100% up to $500|
|50% up to $1,000|
|+550||Kyle Larson||Hendrick Motorsports|
|+800||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports|
|+850||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|+900||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|+900||Ross Chastain||Trackhouse Racing Team|
|+900||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports|
|+1000||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|+1200||Joey Logano||Team Penske|
|+1200||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske|
|+1400||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports|
|+1600||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing|
|+1800||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|+2200||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|+3300||Chase Briscoe||Stewart-Haas Racing|
Kansas NASCAR Race Picks
Tyler Reddick (+1600)
Tyler Reddick is going to win eventually. I promise that much. He has a good car and has been in the mix in several races this season.
Reddick was the victim of bad luck at Bristol on the dirt on April 17. He spun with Chase Briscoe in the final lap, as they dueled it out on the final turn of the race. Briscoe got into Reddick, while Kyle Busch came from behind to steal one.
It was a heartbreaking defeat for Reddick, who almost held on despite the spin. Reddick led 10 laps at Darlington and turned in a promising showing in runner-up again.
2nd place is fine, but Reddick has to be getting tired of not going to Victory Lane. These ovals have typically treated Reddick well. Could this be the weekend finally?
He’s finished in the top-10 in five straight races at an oval similar to Kansas for an average finish of 7.4. The +1600 price tag certainly makes Reddick worth a second look.
William Byron (+900)
William Byron could be the first Cup Series driver to win three races this season. He is having a solid campaign with two wins and four top-5 finishes.
Byron most recently won at Martinsville on April 8. He dominated that weekend, also winning the Truck Series race the day before.
Byron is coming off a fine showing at Darlington, finishing 13th to pick up 35 points to add to his total. Kansas Speedway is a track that has played to his strengths in recent years, so we’ll see if he can build on the consistency.
In his previous five attempts at Kansas, Byron has finished 5th, 10th, 8th, 9th, and 6th. He’s only raced here eight times, so that’s a pretty good success rate.
+900 to win at a track Byron feels comfortable racing looks like good value. He is worth considering in the AdventHealth 400 on Sunday.
NASCAR Kansas Prediction
Chase Elliott (+800)
Chase Elliott is leading the Cup Series with 453 points. It isn’t close right now, as he has 453 points with the next closest drivers at 388 points.
Despite that success, Elliott is not getting the most respect. Kyle Larson is still treated as the driver-to-beat. He’s a wonderful driver, but this season hasn’t been working for him.
Larson is boom or bust this season. He can win any given Sunday, but I need more value on him at Kansas Speedway for this one.
Elliott has been the better choice this season, and he is getting better value than Larson most of the time. He has finished 5th, 1st, 7th, 8th, 10th in his previous five outings.
In his previous seven trips at Kansas Speedway, Elliott has finished 2nd, 5th, 6th, 12th, 2nd, 4th, 1st. He won in 2018 and has threatened to win here since then.
At Kansas this past October, he was the runner-up behind Larson after leading 42 laps. Elliott has led 90 laps in the last three Kansas races.
The Cup Series point leader is not without a chance on Sunday at Kansas Speedway.