Race 32 of the season at Charlotte will eliminate four more racers from the NASCAR playoff chase. Naturally, NASCAR heads out to Concord, North Carolina, for the Bank of America Roval 400. As the final race of the second segment of the playoff chase approaches, the different strategies for getting to the “Round of 8” come to a head. Can NASCAR Charlotte bets be right on Kyle Larson? Or will someone else steal the show?
Below are the top 13 drivers in our NASCAR Vegas online betting odds for Sunday afternoon’s race in Concord at Charlotte Motor Speedway This 2.28-mile road track is intriguing (road + oval) as we go NASCAR Charlotte Bets by the numbers. It would appear that Larson, Denny Hamlin, and Ross Chastain would be in the mix.
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Gazing back at Talladega reveals why we did not mention Chase Elliott above. Elliott, like we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, has surprised at some superspeedway tracks and Talladega was one where he could do well. Sure enough, Elliott held off Ryan Blaney, Michael McDowell, and Ross Chastain to win on Sunday. He racked up 58 points in all, the win, and a spot in the “Round Of 8”.
Talladega did not create quite the carnage it has in previous years, but it spelled the end of Alex Bowman’s run. Noah Gragson was driving for Bowman (concussion) and will this week too. The No. 48 Chevy is now eliminated.
According to most racers, the Next-Gen car on the Talladega course just did not allow much for other than two lines of racing. Anyone that tried the third line seemed to just get left in the wind. After awhile, fewer risks were taken and the drivers got down to the business of bump-drafting their way to the front. In the end, that worked out for drivers like Elliott and Ryan Blaney.
Here at VegasBetting, we suggest remembering the race within the race. That is now why Chase Elliott is not the NASCAR Charlotte Bets favorite even those he tops the odds. Better options exist like Tyler Reddick, Kyle Larson, and even a few longer shots.
Last week was a very good week for Hendrick Motorsports and Chevy. The Hendricks got a win as Chase Elliott advanced. Also, Kyle Larson is in solid position to advance along with William Byron. They are two drivers who happen to be quite proficient at the ROVAL. Byron has come close to winning, has nabbed a pole, and has led the most laps once in the previous four appearances. Larson won the race last year. Elliott won it in 2019 and 2020.
Again, if a playoff racer wins any race in that segment, they automatically advance to the next round. If Larson or Byron win, they are in anyway. This just cements their position. Both make good pole odds for qualifying. Byron has greater value at +1100 compared to Larson at +550. The two Chevy’s are just lightning fast at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Again, NASCAR thrives on a little drama and that is something to keep an eye on. However, the Hendrick Motorsports Racing team has been pretty dominant at Charlotte over the last three years. It is more than just the wins, the team has led the most laps led by their triumvirate of Elliott, Larson, and Byron.
The one unpredictable aspect of the playoff chase so far is the Chase Elliott win at Talladega. This boosts the chances of Hendrick advancing three drivers to the “Round Of Eight”. With all this said, the NASCAR Charlotte Bets picks Kyle Larson to win and finish ahead of both Byron and Elliott on Sunday.
Again, we have a deeper look at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Sunday. The weather could change, but dry conditions and sunny skies are expected with pleasant temperatures approaching 70 degrees. The 2.28-mile road course has some interesting oval tendencies along with the usual road turns. So, the stage alignment is 25-25-59 this year for the usual total of 109 laps (250 miles).
Do note that there seems to be more emphasis on the past three years. Combine this with Next-Gen car results and it has the look of a Chevy race with a Ford or two and maybe a Chevy or two figuring prominently in the result. Now, the two racers among the Ford’s may just be Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney. Blaney finished second at Talladega last week and did win at Charlotte in 2018. He could find the late speed in the Next-Gen car.
Christopher Bell may be one to keep an eye on. Bell needs a win to advance being 33 points out of eighth place. Short of racking up maximum stage points, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver needs the win to get in. Again, both Blaney and Bell would need help. Blaney, out of the two drivers, has a better shot.
How about one long shot? Michael McDowell has enjoyed a nice season and likes driving on the ROVAL. Also, he has two top-five results and 12 top-ten’s this season. At +3000, the Ford driver may be one that crashes the party on Sunday.
Take Kyle Larson to defeat William Byron for the win. That is our NASCAR Charlotte Bets.
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