NASCAR will finally return to a superspeedway this weekend, as the GEICO 500 is set for Sunday afternoon at Talladega. Martin Truex Jr and Denny Hamlin have won the last two races, at Martinsville and Homestead-Miami, respectively. Chase Elliott is the defending champion of this race, and four other drivers have won at Talladega Superspeedway more than once, including Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. You’ll want to consider the superspeedway experts as you put your wagering card together. Take a look at the NASCAR betting odds and our suggestions.
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- Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin 10/1
- Brad Keselowski 12/1
- Rya Blaney, Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch 14/1
- Kurt Busch 16/1
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Clint Bowyer 20/1
- Aric Almirola, Alex Bowman, Martin Truex Jr 25/1
- Austin Dillon, William Byron, Matt DiBenedetto, Erik Jones, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman, Tyler Reddick 30/1
- Chris Buescher, Matt Kenseth, Michael McDowell, Darrell Wallace Jr 40/1
- Christopher Bell, John Hunter Nemechek 50/1
- Cole Custer, Brendan Gaughan 60/1
- Corey LaJoie, Ty Dillon, Ryan Preece 80/1
- Brennan Poole 100/1
- Daniel Suarez 200/1
- Timmy Hill, Joey Gase, J.J. Yeley, Quin Houff, Gray Gaulding, B.J. McLeod, Reed Sorenson 300/1
Brad Keselowski has won at Talladega Superspeedway five times, more than any other active driver. However, his last top-ten finish here was back in 2017, also the last time he won. He has not done all that well here since then but has led some laps. Since the NASCAR season restarted, he has won twice and cracked the top three another time. In the eight races, he has seven top-ten finishes.
Joey Logano won at Talladega Superspeedway in 2018. He has four top-five finishes in the last five races at Talladega. He will make moves to get to the front when he needs to, and he definitely has the history here to be on your wager card.
Kurt Busch won the Daytona 500 in 2017 and has shown he can make moves at superspeedways. He has not won any 2020 races, but Talladega Superspeedway is a place where he will go for it. He has five top-ten finishes here in 2015, in eight races. However, eh has also found his race end early in wrecks in the other three, showing that gambler mentality. He has had several top-ten finishes since NASCAR’s season resumed, so he’s worth the value.
Alex Bowman is a sleeper with only two top-ten finishes since the series restarted. He did come in second at the 2019 GEICO 500, right behind Chase Elliott. He has three top-three stage finishes in the last two Talladega races. He could sneak up and grab a win, particularly in this crazy schedule.
Looking for a long shot? Consider William Byron. He has never won a NASCAR Cup Series race. He did win a stage at Talladega Superspeedway last fall and had stage points in each race here in 2019. So if you want someone to add big value, he’s someone to consider.
Clint Bowyer has two wins at Talladega Superspeedway in his career, and he offers some slightly higher value than some of the other multiple winners. Other long shots have won recently. After all, Brad Keselowski was 100/1 in 2009. David Ragan won in 2013 at 60/1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr won in 2017 at 50/1, and Aric Almirola was an 18/1 sleeper when he won two years ago. So this is a course where the field can turn upside-down in a hurry.