NASCAR Coca Cola 600 Betting Odds & Preview

Posted by Peter Boysen on May 26, 2017 in

On Sunday night, the longest race of the NASCAR season unfolds from Charlotte Motor Speedway, as the Coca-Cola 600 starts at 6:00pm Eastern time (FOX). Martin Truex, Jr. took the win last year, leading for 392 of the 400 laps on the 1.5-mile track and earning the first-ever spotless driver rating (150.0) of any competitor in the history of the track in Charlotte. But who will win this year? Take a look at some of our thoughts about the key contenders and the latest autoracing betting predictions.

NASCAR Coca Cola 600 Betting Odds & Preview

Odds for the Race

Martin Truex Jr. 9-2
Jimmie Johnson 6-1
Kyle Larson 6-1
Brad Keselowski 6-1
Kevin Harvick 6-1
Kyle Busch 7-1
Joey Logano 8-1
Chase Elliott 15-1
Denny Hamlin 18-1
Ryan Blaney 20-1
Matt Kenseth 25-1
Kurt Busch 30-1
Jamie McMurray 30-1
Clint Bowyer 30-1
Erik Jones 50-1
Dale Earnhardt Jr 50-1
Kasey Kahne 50-1
Ryan Newman 100-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 100-1
Austin Dillon 100-1
Daniel Suarez 100-1
Field 1,000-1

Truex comes into the race having won at Las Vegas and then again a week ago in Kansas. Larson has come in twice three different times and then sixth in his four 1.5-mile track appearances this year. Johnson has finished in the top five at Charlotte 15 times and in the top 10 19 times; his average finish is 12.6. No other drive in the race has a better average drive rating at Charlotte, at 110.6. Sticking with track experience, I’m leaning toward Johnson with my money.

But what about some of the sleepers? Ryan Blaney came in fourth in Kansas and won Stage 2, leading 83 laps in the race. In Texas, he led 148 laps and won the first two stages. Both of these came on an intermediate track.

Clint Bowyer won in October 2012 at Charlotte and has two finishes in the top five and five in the top ten. On Saturday, he won Stage 1 of the Monster Energy Open after taking the pole position. Ryan Newman has already picked up a win on the year, so he may be more likely to gamble since he already has a playoff spot. He has finished an average of 8.75 in his last four Charlotte races (fourth-best in the field).