Nashville favorites, odds, schedule, TV network

The NASCAR Cup Sequence is able to take to the end line.

The one weekend of the 2022 season is within the rearview mirror. Sunday race in Nashville (5 p.m. ET, NBC) is the primary of 20 races in 20 consecutive weekends by the season finale race in Phoenix on November 6.

The 20-race last kick consists of the final 10 common season and 10 finish season races. It is no exaggeration to say that the final 10 races of this common season have a bit extra significance than in earlier years, whether or not given the variety of winners up to now in 2022.

Twelve drivers gained the race in the course of the first 16 races of the season. Solely William Byron, Ross Chastain, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano have gained a number of races. Neither of them has gained greater than two races up to now this season.

With 16 drivers on the sphere, there’s solely room for 4 drivers with out a win in the intervening time. Drivers equivalent to Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick have but to win. Blaney and Truex really feel like very protected bets for wins quickly. Take a win for Harvick or somebody like Christopher Bell or Tyler Riddick or a shock driver, and there is a likelihood the qualifying stadium will encompass solely winners for the primary time because it expanded to 16 drivers in 2014.

Kyle Larson is the favourite to race Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Sequence in Nashville. He gained his first Cup race on the observe in 2021 (Photograph by Bob Coppins/Aikon Sportswire through Getty Pictures)

Sunday’s race is the second race within the Cup Sequence on the Nashville Superspeedway. Kyle Larson gained his inaugural Cup race on the observe a season in the past when he drove 264 out of 300 laps. You would not be stunned to seek out out that Larson is a BetMGM favourite on Sunday.

The 1.33-mile concrete observe is not like another on the Trophy Sequence schedule. There is no such thing as a different concrete intermediate path. Whereas Nashville could have the same form to different 1.5-mile ovals on the calendar, its sort of sidewalk signifies that it does not have a lot in frequent.

Here is what it’s essential find out about Sunday’s race. It is also the primary race of the season for NBC. The broadcaster will broadcast the remainder of the season of the Cup collection on its networks. NBC needs to be an improve on Fox by default, particularly for these of us who’re getting an increasing number of annoyed in the course of the week with Fox’s funky protection.

Favourite

  • Kyle Larson (+500)

  • (+700) Kyle Bush

  • Ross Chastain (+800)

  • Chase Elliot (+900)

  • Denny Hamlin (+1000)

  • Joey Logano (+1000)

Busch is among the few drivers within the area to have gained the Xfinity Sequence on the observe. Bush gained in 2009 and 2021 in Nashville. Lugano gained in 2009 in Nashville as nicely, and Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski additionally racked up racetrack victories in NASCAR’s #2 collection. Chastain is the No. 3 favourite due to Trackhouse’s total tempo this season and his second spot within the factors standings. Elliott should personal 10 greatest vehicles.

Good common worth

  • William Byron (+1400)

  • Kurt Busch (+2800)

Byron has been quicker than his Hendrick Motorsports teammates at instances this season and Sunday might simply be one other launch. He completed third in 2021. Bosch gained Kansas earlier this 12 months and his 23XI group confirmed that they had quick vehicles on greater circuits.

Do not wager on this driver

Stewart-Haas Racing hasn’t had the tempo that different groups have had on the intermediate tracks this season, and we do not count on Briscoe to be contended for victory on Sunday.

On the lookout for an extended shot?

Wallace’s group must work collectively. Wallace confirmed pace at instances in 2022 however was unable to collect stable outcomes due to pit crew errors, unfastened wheels and different points like a blown engine he suffered in Phoenix. If the No. 23 can determine it out, Wallace might be in rivalry for a win or two earlier than the tip of the common season.