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DuraMAX Drydene 400 Odds, Predictions, and Picks

Chris Wassel

by Chris Wassel in Racing

Apr 28, 2022 · 8:12 AM PDT

NASCAR DuraMAX Drydene 400 odds
Apr 23, 2022; Talladega, Alabama, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) talks with NASCAR Cup Series driver Alex Bowman (48) during qualifying for the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Dover Mile takes over with the DuraMAX 400 on Sunday, May 1st, 2022
  • Can Ross Chastain win again or will Kyle Larson Not Be Foiled This Time?
  • Below are odds and trends ahead of Sunday afternoon’s race.

NASCAR travels up to Dover, Delaware for race 11 of the 2022 season. The race comes from the Dover Motor Speedway. The odds reflect the semblance of normalcy from the one-mile track. Kyle Larson is favored this week with +500 odds in the NASCAR DuraMAX Drydene 400 odds. It does seem like Hendrick, Penske, and Gibbs could tussle here.

This is a week after the Geico 500, where Ross Chastain pulled off a calculated move on the last lap to snatch his second victory of the 2022 season.

Let’s dig into these DuraMAX Drydene 400 odds and figure out which drivers are the best bets.

DuraMAX Drydene 400 Odds

Driver Odds to Win Odds to Finish Top Three Odds to Finish Top Ten
Kyle Larson +500 +150 -315
Chase Elliott +850 +250 -195
William Byron +900 +270 -182
Alex Bowman +1000 +290 -177
Martin Truex Jr. +1000 +290 -177
Ryan Blaney +1200 +350 -150
Kyle Busch +1200 +350 -150
Denny Hamlin +1200 +350 -150
Joey Logano +1200 +350 -150
Kevin Harvick +1400 +400 -139
Ross Chastain +1600 +450 -130
Tyler Reddick +1600 +450 -130
Chase Briscoe +2200 +600 -104
Christopher Bell +2500 +650 +110
Daniel Suarez +3000 +800 +125
Kurt Busch +4000 +1000 +145
Austin Dillon +5000 +1200 +165
Brad Keselowski +5000 +1200 +175
Austin Cindric +6000 +1500 +205
Aric Almirola +10000 +2500 +165
Cole Custer +10000 +2500 +300

Odds as of April 28th at the Barstool Sportsbook App

Kyle Larson Favorite in DuraMAX Drydene Odds

NASCAR drivers will run on the 1-mile Dover Motor Speedway when the flag drops for the Sunday afternoon race beginning around 3:00 PM ET. This track banks at a 24 degree angle around turns and nine degrees on the straightaways.

There are few teams that dominated the Dover track, but there has been a dominance by Hendrick Motorsports. Five of the last ten winners have come from that group, including Alex Bowman. Larson had led the most laps a few times on the track and that has to be kept in mind.

Currently, Blaney stands at +500 odds (+400 at Caesars). Teammate Chase Elliott lists at +850 (+800 at Caesars Sportsbook). Some shorter odds exist on Caesars Sportsbook, but every Hendricks Motorsports Racing driver is +1000 or shorter.

Now, what will happen at Dover on a mild afternoon?

The idea is that Hendrick Motorsports swept the first four positions last year. Hendrick tested well this year as well. The question is what happens on Sunday.

Recent Winners

Year Race Winner Pole Position Most Laps Led
2021 Alex Bowman— Hendrick Motorsports Racing Martin Truex Jr. — Joe Gibbs Racing Kyle Larson — Hendrick Motorsports Racing
2020 Denny Hamlin — Joe Gibbs Racing Chase Elliott — Hendrick Motorsports  Racing Denny Hamlin — Joe Gibbs Racing
2019 Martin Truex Jr. — Joe Gibbs Racing Chase Elliott — Hendrick Motorsports Racing Chase Elliott — Hendrick Motorsports Racing
2018 Kevin Harvick — Stewart-Haas Racing Kyle Larson — Chip Ganassi Racing Kevin Harvick — Stewart-Haas Racing
2017 Jimmie Johnson. — Hendrick Motorsports Racing Kyle Busch — Joe Gibbs Racing Kyle Larson — Chip Ganassi Racing

The race has seen overtime only twice in its entire existence. Both times those races were won by Hendrick Motorsports and Jimmie Johnson (2015 and 2017).

Can Martin Truex Jr. Figure It Out?

Sports bettors were still okay after last week. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver still lingers in the NASCAR Cup Series odds, and the race odds as well. Furthermore, though Chase Elliott still leads the points standings, Martin Truex Jr. is only 70 points back with two top-fives and five top tens.

Now, Truex Jr. also is third in laps led on the track since 2019. Furthermore, Truex Jr. did win in 2019 and has a definite untapped potential on the “Monster Mile”. The driver of the No. 19 car is just +750 at Caesars but +1000 at Barstool. It is partially why other Hendrick drivers like William Byron and Alex Bowman (last year’s winner) could play a role here again.

DuraMAX 400 Predictions & Picks

This mile-long track has seen the following happen. There is almost a sort of the expected at Dover. Sort of.

That weather expects to be relatively tranquil on Sunday afternoon. The Next-Gen cars do not have restrictor plates and the issues of last week. So, expect drivers to try and avoid the dreaded cut tires.  This race could become how drivers adapt to the tire wear.

The stage format is 120-130-150 for laps.  Overtime cannot be ruled out because of the Next-Gen car.

Here are our best bets:

  • Top Pick: William Byron to Win (+900)
  • Other Contenders: Martin Truex Jr. (+1000), Ross Chastain (+1600), Denny Hamlin (+1200), Tyler Reddick (+1600)
  • Longshots: Austin Cindric (+6000), Aric Almirola (+10000)

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