As the All-Star Race approaches, the NASCAR season takes a little bit of a “break”. With 13 races in the books, fans are gearing up for the second non-points race of the season. The first was the “Clash At The Colosseum”. Now, we have the All-Star Race from Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday night.
Once more, this is the time when we present the top 12 drivers listed below in our NASCAR betting odds for the Sunday night spectacle. This reveals some intriguing NASCAR All Star Race Best Bets. It would appear Chevy and Toyota cars duke it out again.
|NASCAR 2022 All Star Race Odds|
|Martin Truex Jr.||+1200|
Kyle Larson is the favorite for the NASCAR All-Star race. Now, this week he is one of our best bets. Why? Larson is the king of these races on intermediates that happen to be a short distance. Also, on all intermediates, the past three seasons, the No. 5 car has led 23.9% of the laps. That is more than double the next most proficient driver. Larson has five wins. Only Denny Hamlin has more — with seven.
With the strange sort of format, this only favors Larson more. Few drivers can drive like the Hendrick Motorsports Racing driver. Now, He drives in furious aggression that gets the job done. Last year, Larson won the pole and could do it again this year. Though he did not lead the most laps, his Chevy crossed the finish line first. Again his track record makes him a NASCAR All-Star Race best bets special.
So, for the 2021 defending series champion, racing on this Texas course will prove to be quite helpful. The 1.5-mile track at Kansas was one where Larson had one of the fastest cars on Sunday. He just was not faster than Kurt Busch, who was on a mission. Give the No. 5 Chevy credit. He finished between second and sixth once again. The form is there for a favorable result on Sunday night.
This is a rare case at VegasBetting, where we suggest taking Kyle Larson as the best bet. Larson is one of those drivers in a slightly longer race compared to the Open that will thrive later once again. This could have the feel of last year where other drivers dominate early and Larson takes over late. This year features a long run in Stage 4 of the All-Star Race at 50 laps. That could help Larson pull away if there are few cautions.
It was something how well the Toyota cars ran last week at Kansas. Then, there was Kurt Busch who stormed the field at ran away with the final segment. His speed intervals were the quickest throughout the last half of that race. Only maybe Kyle Larson came close by the final laps. It is why Busch and Larson were 1 and 2 from the intermediate track on Sunday afternoon.
So, the No. 45 car was one of our long shots at Kansas and paid off at nearly 25 to 1 on some books. Will that happen this week again? It’s not as likely given the chaos that has been Kurt Busch’s week and understandably so. Could one of the other Toyota’s steal the thunder here from Kyle Larson and William Byron? That’s an excellent question.
Again, the progressive banking of this tri-oval makes drivers like the Busch’s more of a possibility. That goes doubly for Kyle Busch, who has an average finish of 6.0 with a win at Texas since 2019. He also has gone five for five in top-ten results. He will be there. The question is can he win. Can he beat out guys like Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. among others?
Busch has had less of a wild ride than Hamlin at Texas. Hamlin has that potential to win or to crash out here more than most other tracks. Watching for tire blowouts at Texas. Even though it is not summer yet, track conditions could be interesting. At least there will be a part of this race that features night racing. That should help. With all that said, the NASCAR All-Star Best Bets say to consider Kyle Busch possibly over Kyle Larson here.
Again, Ross Chastain scored another top-ten result at Kansas. Coming back to Texas has to be a boost to the TrackHouse Racing Driver who has been excellent all year. His odds range from +1000 to +1200 once again but his top ten was still right around even last week. Again, the No. 1 driver has to be worth a look in his home state and with his speed intervals on intermediates.
Chastain carries a great deal of speed and in shorter races with that 50 laps final stage, he could benefit greatly if he starts close enough to the front. Opt for small All-Star Race best bets here.
Tyler Reddick could surprise at the Open but Chastain is worth a look again for the race.
It is hard to dismiss Kevin Harvick again. Harvick is at +1700 currently and might at least be worth a top-five bet once more. His average finish of 7.0 is only behind Kyle Busch’s 6.0. One other driver might be Ryan Blaney. Blaney has been close on intermediates but some malady always seems to befall him.
Take Kyle Larson as our pick to win at Texas, with William Byron. and Ross Chastain in the top five as well.
Chris Wassel is a writer who enjoys many sports disciplines but his first love will always be hockey. That love of hockey spawned from a greater appreciation of numbers resulted in diving into sports betting. He has written articles on various sites for years focusing on betting and naturally NHL picks.