Things will be a little bit different in this Sunday’s Geico 500 at the historic Talladega Superspeedway. There will actually be fans in the stands for this weekend’s event. Although the Talladega Superspeedway can host upwards of 80,000 spectators, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 5,000 fans will be allowed. This will be the first race that has allowed fans since the corona virus stopped all sporting events back in March. Here are some of the top betting favorites to take the checkered flag in Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega, along with their NASCAR odds.
NASCAR GEICO 500 Betting Preview
Joey Logano +800
Logano has been very successful when racing on a superspeedway. In his last 10 races at superspeedways, he has six top-five finishes. Talladega has also been very good to Logano. In his last five races here, he has finished in the top five in four of them, including a victory in 2018. Logano is a favorite to win this race, and for good reason.
Denny Hamlin +1,000
Hamlin has three victories on the season. In his last 12 races at Talladega, he has six top-10 finishes. His last victory came in 2014, so he would love to get back into victory lane on Sunday. With the season that he is having, you can never underestimate Hamlin’s ability to win the race.
Brad Keselowski +1,000
Keselowski has been the model of consistency as of late. He has 11 straight top-15 finishes. Talladega has been a place where he has had some success, as he has five victories in his 22 career starts here. Look for good things from him on Sunday.
Kyle Busch +1,100
Busch makes his way to Talladega this weekend looking for his first victory of the season. Although he’s winless on the season, he has been in contention in numerous races, as he has finished in the top-five on six different occasions. Busch doesn’t have the best track record here, but he’s due for a victory.
Kevin Harvick +1,400
Harvick has arguably been the best driver this season. He has two victories, and six top-five finishes thus far in the season. Harvick has finished in the top 10 14 times at Talladega. He has one career win, along with three runner-up finishes here. Although he has finished outside the top 15 in his last three races here, Harvick has been a force this season. He’ll be contending for the title on Sunday.
Aric Almirola +1,600
Almirola may surprise some people in this Sunday’s Geico 500. Talladega has been very kind to him, as he has finished in the top 10 in seven straight races at the superspeedway. He has won here as well, taking the checkered flag in a 2018 playoff race. Almirola could sneak up on everyone and take the win on Sunday.
Clint Bowyer +2,500
Bowyer is a sleeper pick for this race. He hasn’t had a very successful season, but he’s hoping that his trip to Talladega will be the change that he needs. Bowyer has two career victories, along with two runner-up finishes here. Look for Bowyer to make some noise on Sunday.