As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the NASCAR season heads to Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600. After a week off due to the All-Star Race drivers are gearing up for the summer races. They know what the Next-Gen cars can and cannot do. One thing is for sure. The race for wins and points intensifies each week. These NASCAR Charlotte Prime Bets will be intriguing.
Now, this is the time when we again present the top 12 drivers listed below in our NASCAR Vegas betting odds for the Coca-Cola 600. This reveals some enticing picks and maybe a long shot or two. It would appear that it’s another Elliott and Larson versus Busch and Truex Jr. Type of week. That is the appearance anyway.
|NASCAR 2022 Charlotte Odds|
|Martin Truex Jr.||+980||+900|
Kyle Larson is a very slight favorite for the NASCAR Charlotte race. However, he is a consideration for one of our prime picks this week. Why? His number ranges from +560 to +600 and his range has a little value. Let’s be honest. With how well Hendrick Motorsports has tested at Charlotte, no one should be surprised by the fact that Larson tops the table yet again.
With more than a third of the season finished, the time is probably now for a driver like Larson. Last year at Charlotte was one of those watershed moments that changed the entire 2021 season. The No. 5 car led a total of 327 out of the 400 laps. Larson’s speed intervals were ridiculous and it seemed he could pull away from other cars, even his own teammates, at will. That win was a harbinger of things to come for Larson.
Yes things have not been easy for the defending series champion, but this 1.5-mile track is one that the Hendrick Motorsports Racing driver can excel on. Temperatures and weather conditions should be dry and warm. That will suit the No. 5 car masterfully along with his teammates. The Next-Gen cars should be less prone to tire wear hopefully as well.
The big thing at VegasBetting, we suggest is to take a look at the favorite here. There are some interesting trends on speed, the Next-Gen car, and drivers that can flat out drive a race car in crunch time. Larson is one of those drivers and might be more of a favorite than it seems for a reason. Now, the good news for the No. 5 is this could be a “get-well” type of track for him. He performs well here, tends to avoid incidents, and can just simply drive.
There is a reason why Chase Elliott is a great shot here. The driver won the NASCAR Charlotte race once in the last three years (2020). He had four top-five results and nearly won the race twice. That includes finishing behind Kyle Larson for second place last year. Another few laps and he might have had a shot of even taking the checkered flag. Elliott, despite several issues, nearly pulled off the impossible.
So, the No. 9 car is leading the series much as he did in 2020. He has that one win and no DNFs along with nine top-ten results. Those are all great numbers for the Hendrick Motorsports Racing driver. Elliott has managed to not only avoid wrecks, and find consistency, but has also a 52 point lead over Ryan Blaney and 99 points over teammate Kyle Larson.
Again, the intermediate track is something the Hendrick cars thrive on and drive very fast. The nice thing for Elliott is that this is the type of track where fewer cautions are likely compared to say Texas last week and even Kansas the week before. Elliott won two years ago and has been on the podium in three straight appearances. It would be almost a likelihood, barring something unforeseen, that he makes that four-for-four at Charlotte this weekend.
Elliott’s speed loops at Charlotte have been faster than even Kyle Larson’s at times. Now, that does speak some volumes. The only question is maybe how does qualifying go. The No. 9 car might be able to get that one-shot deal to the much-coveted pole position. Larson got that based on the result. This year figures to be different. With all that said, the NASCAR Charlotte Prime Bets say to consider Chase Elliott over Kyle Larson on Sunday.
Once more, Ross Chastain managed to finish seventh two weeks ago at the Kansas track. The TrackHouse Racing driver is fifth in points standing 68 behind Chase Elliott. Chastain has enjoyed a nice place differential the last two times on the track (double digits).
Chastain comes in at +1200 and his range is around +1200 to +1500. See if his value fluctuates a bit around practice and qualifying. The No. 1 car is very fast. Maybe, he was too fast at last week’s All-Star Race in Texas.
Ross Chastain will again be one to watch at Charlotte this week.
Kevin Harvick could be one that lurks at Charlotte with four top-ten results in his last four races. Kyle Busch is another driver who may contend for the win as well. At least, their top-five numbers are decent value.
Lastly, do not forget Martin Truex Jr. and Christopher Bell. Truex Jr. could win the race also and Bell could surprise many to take the pole. Look at those numbers this weekend too.
Take Chase Elliott as our racer to win at Charlotte, with Kyle Larson. and Ross Chastain in the top five as well.
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