The success of Chase Elliott on road courses is perhaps matched only by the recent success of teammate Kyle Larson. For that reason it should come as no surprise that the Hendrick Motorsports drivers enter this weekends event at Road America with the best odds to win.
Elliott is +250 while Larson is not far behind at +350 for the NASCAR Cup Series first visit to Road America since 1956, information anyone looking for the best online casino will want to know this weekend. Elliott’s first and six of his career wins in the Cup Series have come at road course events.
If you were to guess Martin Truex Jr. +600 or Kyle Busch +850 as next in line you would be correct. Truex Jr. has three wins this season and his success on road courses is well known in the sport but his recent skid may scare off bettors. Busch broke though into victory lane for his second win of the season in last Sunday’s race at Pocono and, like Truex and others mentioned before, is known for his ability to turn a car left and right.
One driver who has won on a road course in the past and would like to get his season turned around is Kevin Harvick (+3000). However given that his odds are worse than AJ Allmendinger (+2500) who has only run the road races at Daytona and COTA, its safe to say that expectations are lower for a driver who went to victory lane nine times last season but none thus far in 2021. Harvick’s last road course win in the Cup Series came at Sonoma in 2017.
Earlier this week Chip Ganassi Racing announced it had a deal in place with Trackhouse Racing to sell its NASCAR operations for the 2022 season. Current CGR drivers Kurt Busch (+4000) and Ross Chastain (+5000) are still trying to find their way into NASCAR’s playoffs for this season with Busch making up substantial points recently and now sitting 14th, three points ahead of the cut line.
Barring a surprise win, Kurt Busch’s biggest competition for the final playoff spot figures to to come in the form of Chris Buescher (+8000 at Road America).