MyBookie returns with a free NASCAR Cup Series Playoff betting preview for the final race of the Round of 12, the 2021 Bank of America ROVAL 400. The green flag will drop on Sunday, October 10, at the world-renowned Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, where the NASCAR Cup Series drivers will compete for a spot in the final eight.
The Charlotte track is notoriously challenging for the drivers. However, it is also known to produce some of the best NASCAR races of the year. And we can be sure this weekend won’t be any different.
Let’s jump right into our NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Bank of America ROVAL 400 betting preview, where we take a look at three names to watch out for, with all the information you’ll ever need to place bets against their NASCAR odds.
NASCAR Betting Preview – Bank of America ROVAL 400 Analysis
Chase Elliott (+160)
Hendrick Motorsports have won four of the six NASCAR Cup Series road races in 2021, with Elliot picking up two – at Road America and Circuit of The Americas – while his teammate Kyle Larson won at Watkins Glen and Sonoma.
Given his past success on road races, it makes sense for Elliott to be priced as the favorite to win this weekend. However, it’s also important to note that he has won on this track earlier this year, so there are plenty of reasons to watch out for the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion.
What’s more, if Elliott wins, he would do what Fred Lorenzen, Bobby Allison, Junior Johnson, and Jimmie Johnson couldn’t – win the fall Charlotte Motor Speedway race three years in a row. There is no denying Elliott has the talent to rewrite history and a solid record, but he hasn’t won a single race during the playoffs, while his best finish was runner-up in Las Vegas.
Still solid results, but Elliott might not be the best choice at the offered betting odds.
Denny Hamlin (+1200)
Denny Hamlin travels to Charlotte looking for his first NASCAR win at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he has done well before but never collected NASCAR Cup series points. Hamlin has two poles, 19 top-10s, and 11 top-5s at the track; however, he has never delivered at ROVAL, where his best placement is 12th from 2018.
Regardless of his lack of success at the ROVAL, Hamlin has been in excellent form during the playoffs, with two wins from Las Vegas and Darlington. Even though Hamlin is already qualified for the next round, that doesn’t mean he will take the race lightly.
William Byron (+1400)
Given Hendricks Motor Sports’ previous success on the road courses, it’s only fair to talk about William Byron. His teammate, Alex Bowman (+2800), presents an appealing betting; however, we like Byron better, mainly because Bowman hasn’t led as many laps as Byron. Granted, he has better finishes than his teammate.
Even though the 23-year-old has not won a single race since the 2021 Dixie Vodka 400 and has only two career wins (2020 Coke Zero Sugar 400), Byron has done well in Charlotte before. He has back-to-back sixth-place finishes on the track, was tied for the most laps led last year, and has had the third-most laps led in 2019. Byron needs to win if he wants to advance into the next stage, and that should serve as an added motivation for the youngsters to deliver.