- Daytona is next on the NASCAR schedule as the Coke Zero Sugar 400 is set to run on Saturday, August 27th, 2022
- Several contenders include Chase Elliott, Bubba Wallace, Kyle Larson, and maybe Blaney too.
- Below are the Coke Zero Sugar 400 betting trends and odds ahead of Sunday afternoon’s race
NASCAR heads down to Daytona for race number 26 of the 2022 season. The Daytona International Speedway is quite the 2.5-mile track. The course lists Chase Elliott as the favorite in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 odds. Can one of the Fords or even a Toyota toss in a surprise?
This is a week after the Go Bowling at The Glen, where Kyle Larson shunted Chase Elliott out of the way. That gave Larson a much needed victory.
Here are the Coke Zero Sugar 400 odds.
Coke Zero Sugar 400 Odds
|Driver||Odds to Win||Odds to Finish Top Three||Odds to Finish Top Ten|
|Martin Truex Jr.||+1800||+500||+115|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||+3000||+850||+165|
Odds as of August 24th at Barstool Sportsbook. Get the Barstool Sportsbook bonus code.
NASCAR drivers will run on the 2.5-mile, 50-50-60 stage lap setup when the flag drops for the Saturday-night race beginning around 7:00 pm ET on NBC.
Chase Elliott Improving on Speedway Tracks
So, Chase Elliott has finished in the top ten four times in the last seven races at Daytona. That is almost in line with the likes of Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, and Bubba Wallace. The difference at Daytona is that the Hendrick Motorsports Racing driver has not won like Blaney (once) and Hamlin (twice). There is a safe bet that the No. 9 racer will be a bit motivated after last week.
In hindsight Watkins Glen is probably a good thing. It pissed Chase off and a pissed off Chase Elliott is dangerous. Just look at 2020. pic.twitter.com/SbdljtgvZo
— Nick #DankeSeb (@NickBaumann9_16) August 24, 2022
Now, Elliott also stands as one of seven co-favorites at Caesars (+1200). Kyle Larson is listed at Caesars the same along with Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney. Some other Caesars Sportsbook odds feature some nice numbers with Austin Cindric (+2200) and Aric Almirola (+2500).
Who wins the summer race at Daytona? Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson rank up there but William Byron won in 2020. Ryan Blaney surprised a few and won last year. Even Brad Keselowski (2016 winner) and Aric Almirola (2014 winner) cannot be counted out.
Coke Zero Sugar 400 Recent Winners
|Year||Race Winner||Pole Position||Most Laps Led|
|2021||Ryan Blaney – Joe Gibbs Racing||Kyle Larson – Hendrick Motorsports Racing||Joey Logano –Team Penske|
|2020||William Byron – Hendrick Motorsports Racing||Kevin Harvick – Stewart-Haas Racing||Joey Logano –Team Penske|
|2019||Justin Haley – Spire Motorsports||Joey Logano – Team Penske||Austin Dillon – Richard Childress Racing|
|2018||Erik Jones – Joe Gibbs Racing||Chase Elliott – Hendrick Motorsports Racing||Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Roush Fenway Racing|
|2017||Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Roush Fenway Racing||Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Hendrick Motorsports Racing||Brad Keselowski – Team Penske|
This race is 160 laps (400 miles) in total but has seen overtime two consecutive years now and six of the previous eight.
The Ryan Blaney / Martin Truex Jr. “Final Battle”
Sports bettors are hotter on Ryan Blaney (+1100) compared to Martin Truex Jr. (+1800) this week. The Ford driver is in okay shape with the NASCAR Cup Series odds. Blaney has a win, three top-fives, and four top tens in his last seven races at Daytona. Martin Truex Jr. did have a fourth two summers ago but has mostly had less than stellar results.
The last two Coke 400 races have been won by the driver starting sixth
2021 – Ryan Blaney
2020 – William Byron
— RaceSheets | NASCAR DFS Supersheets (@RaceSheetsDFS) August 24, 2022
At Team Penske, they have faith in Blaney. Here at Sports Betting Dime, we now concur. Truex Jr. is more likely to miss the playoffs.
Coke Zero Sugar 400 Predictions & Picks
The weather could be changeable Saturday night. Watch for possible thunderstorms and temperatures in the 80’s. Keep an eye on it.
Next-Gen racing has taught some lessons with “plate racing”. Expect double-digit cautions and a good deal of chaos.
Finally, for top-three picks, watch for guys like Bubba Wallace and yes a Stenhouse Jr. or even Almirola. Stack the back strategies may not work either as quite a few racers could win and get into the playoffs.
Here are our best bets:
- Top Pick: Austin Cindric to Win (+2200 – Caesars)
- Other Contenders: Chase Elliott (+1200 – Caesars), Ryan Blaney (+1200 – Caesars), Aric Almirola (+3000), Bubba Wallace (+1300)