NASCAR at Darlington Betting Preview & Prediction

NASCAR has been hosting virtual racing over the last few weeks, but it’s time to get back to the real thing. NASCAR recently unveiled their schedule for the rest of the month, and it begins with a race on May 17 at Darlington.

By announcing a return to live racing, NASCAR is now one of the first live sports to return after the coronavirus pandemic. They have packed in a number of races in May in an effort to bring live racing back to the fans.

Current NASCAR at Darlington Odds:

Sportsbooks have been waiting several weeks to offer betting on a live NASCAR event again, and the odds have been posted. There are plenty of unusual factors to consider for this return race, but some of the biggest names in the sport are considered the favorites.


Kevin Harvick: +470

Kyle Busch: +470

Joey Logano: +700

Brad Keselowski: +800


Chase Elliott: +850

Denny Hamlin: +850

Martin Truex Jr.: +950

Erik Jones: +1300

Kurt Busch: +1600

Alex Bowman: +2000

Ryan Blaney: +2000

In the Hunt

Matt Kenseth: +2200

Jimmie Johnson: +2800

Aric Almirola: +3200

Clint Bowyer: +3200

Chris Buescher: +4200

Matt DiBenedetto: +5000

William Byron: +5000

Christopher Bell: +7500

Cole Custer: +7500

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: +7500


Austin Dillon: +11000

Ryan Newman: +11000

Tyler Reddick: +14000

Bubba Wallace: +18000

Daniel Suarez: +18000

David Ragan: +18000

Brennan Poole: +20000

Chad Finchum: +20000

Corey LaJoie: +20000

JJ Yeley: +20000

Joey Gase: +20000

John Hunter Nemechek: +20000

Michael McDowell: +20000

Quin Houff: +20000

Ryan Preece: +20000

Timmy Hill: +20000

Ty Dillon: +20000

Drivers to Watch For:

Kevin Harvick +470: Harvick won this event in 2014, and he enters this race as one of the co-favorites. Harvick has yet to win so far this season, but does have a pair of top five finishes. He is currently the leader with 164 NASCAR Cup Series points.

Kyle Busch +470: Busch last won this race back in 2008, but he has always performed well at this track. Busch enters this race with 111 NASCAR Cup Series points, and a pair of top-five finishes.

Joey Logano +700: Logano has won two of the first four races so far this season, but the layoff could have killed all of his momentum. He is still considered one of the favorites to win this race, and will be a driver to keep an eye on.

If Logano is able to rekindle the magic again then he could win his third race of the season.

Erik Jones +1300: Erik Jones might not be one of the biggest names on the NASCAR Cup Series, but he is the reigning champion at Darlington. Jones is comfortable on this race track and that could help him out as there won’t be a practice round.

Longshot Pick: Austin Dillon +11000

Austin Dillon is remembered for a horrific crash at Daytona in 2015, but he is one of the emerging stars in the NASCAR Cup Series. Dillon is not receiving great odds to win this event, and that could make him a great pick.

Dillon already has a top five finish under his belt this season, and he could be one of the drivers ready to take advantage of interesting circumstances this weekend. If you are picking a longshot, look no further than Dillon.

NASCAR at Darlington Betting Pick

Without qualifying or a practice round, this race is set to look much different than a normal race. It’s hard to predict what will happen, but look at one of the favorites to come away with the checkered flag.

We are taking the Joey Logano in this one, at our favorite pay per head bookie site

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