This year’s NASCAR Cup season will continue with the 13th race of the season held at the Talladega Speedway in Lincoln, Alabama. Kevin Harvick is leading the championship ahead of Chase Elliott and Joey Lagano. They are also in the biggest favorites to win the race according to odds for NASCAR Geico 500.
The Geico 500 race will be the first superspeedway event after the restart. The 1997 race is a true proof of its speed. It was the fastest NASCAR race in the history of the sport with an average speed of 188 miles per hour. (303km/h). It is also the largest oval on the schedule with its 2.66 mile oval. Last season Chase Elliott won the race, which will be held in front of 5000 guests. He is also in the favorites this year just like other top drivers of the championship. But with no practice and qualifying, drivers lineup will depend on a random draw.
Joey Lagano and Chase Elliott are head to head in the odds for NASCAR Geico 500
As we mentioned Chase Elliott is last year’s race winner and a favorite to win the race again according to online sportsbooks in the US. He has the odds of 9.00 at 1xBet Sportsbook just as Joey Lagano, who is currently in 3rd place in the championship. Even though he hasn’t driven too well in the last few races after the restart. His best result has been a 4th place finish two races earlier at Martinsville Speedway. But Lagano performed well here in recent years. He won it in 2018 and finished in 4th place last year.
His rival, Elliott seems to be in great form following the break. After winning the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord and finishing second in two other races. The young 24-year old driver was the youngest winner of the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship (now called Xfinity Series) in 2014. He has been driving in the NASCAR Cup series since 2016, finishing 3rd last year. But he might get an even better result if he continues in the same style.
Other favorites who can win the race
Online gambling sites in the US are also mentioning Danny Hamlin in the favorites to win. He has the odds of 11.00 at 1xBet Sportsbook. Hamlin won the last race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida starting from the pole position and leading the most laps in the race. One of the most consistent drivers of the series, he is in 7th place at the moment, 39 points from the podium. After winning the second race in Darlington and Daytona 500 in the beginning of the season he might get another victory next week.
Another driver who is doing well recently is Brad Keselowski, who is in 4th place in the championship. He has also won two races since the restart. One of them was the Coca Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. As a former race winner in Talladega, Keselowksi also belongs to the favorites. His odds for NASCAR Geico 500 victory is 11.00 at 1xBet Sportsbook. But of course we can’t forget about the championship leader Kevin Harvick, who won the race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia 2 weeks ago. After that he hasn’t achieved great results, so it might be time for another top finish to secure his lead. He has the odds of 15.00 to do so.