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Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in Racing

Updated Aug 15, 2023 · 6:48 PM PDT

Kyle Larson celebrating his 2022 NASCAR GO Bowling At The Glen victory
Aug 21, 2022; Watkins Glen, New York, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson celebrates in victory lane after winning the Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
  • NASCAR hits the road course circuit with Go Bowling At The Glen, set to run on Sunday, August 20th, 2023
  • The contending favorites include Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr, Tyler Reddick and Michael McDowell
  • Below are the Go Bowling At The Glen predictions, picks, and betting odds ahead of Sunday afternoon’s race

Kyle Larson will be seeking a three peat as NASCAR arrives to Go Bowling At The Glen. Larson has won this race at New York’s Watkins Glen International in each of the past two years.

It’s not Larson who is the darling of the oddsmakers as the driver’s prepare for the 2023 edition of this road course event over the 90 laps on the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen track, though. The betting favorite is Chase Elliott at odds of +350. Larson, who out-dueled Elliott for last year’s victory, is the +500 second betting choice in the race.

The table below lists the complete slate of NASCAR Cup Series odds for the Go Bowling At The Glen from Watkins Glen (win, podium finish, and top-five finish). Under the table, find the Go Bowling At The Glen predictions and best bets for this weekend’s NASCAR action.

Go Bowling At The Glen Odds

Driver Odds to Win Podium Finish Odds  Top Five Odds
Chase Elliott +350 +100 -200
Kyle Larson +500 +140 -145
Martin Truex Jr +650 +180 -110
Tyler Reddick +800 +225 +100
Michael McDowell +1000 +275 +150
Christopher Bell +1000 +275 +150
Daniel Suarez +1100 +300 +170
Kyle Busch +1200 +330 +180
AJ Allmendinger +1200 +330 +180
Chris Buescher +1800 +500 +225
Denny Hamlin +2000 +550 +250
William Byron +2200 +600 +275
Ty Gibbs +2500 +700 +300
Austin Cindric +3000 +800 +350
Alex Bowman +3000 +800 +350
Kevin Harvick +4500 +1200 +550
Joey Logano +4500 +1200 +550
Ross Chastain +5000 +1400 +600
Chase Briscoe +5000 +1400 +600
Ryan Blaney +6500 +1600 +800

Elliott also won this race two years in succession in 2018-19. However, he’s yet to win a race this year. NASCAR Cup series leader Martin Truex Jr is the third betting choice at odds of +650. Michael McDowell, who drove his Ford to victory on the road course circuit at The Brickyard last week, is offered at a betting line of +1000.

NASCAR drivers rumble around this 11-turn road course with a 20-20-50 stage lap setup when the flag drops. This Sunday afternoon race begins at 3pm ET on USA.



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Hendrick Rules Over Watkins Glen

In recent years, Hendrick Motorsports drivers are treating Watkins Glen as their private house league road course. Last year, Elliott earned pole position and led 29 of the 90 laps.

However, Hendrick teammate Larson slipped past him on a restart with five laps to go and drove to the victory.

Go Bowling At The Glen Recent Winners

Year Race Winner Pole Position Most Laps Led
2022 Kyle Larson – Hendrick Motorsports Chase Elliott– Hendrick Motorsports Chase Elliott– Hendrick Motorsports
2021 Kyle Larson – Hendrick Motorsports Brad Keselowski – Team Penske Martin Truex Jr – Joe Gibbs Racing

Larson and Elliott ran 1-2 in the 2021 race. Larson will be seeking to emulate former Hendrick driver Jeff Gordon (1997-99) and Mark Martin (1993-95) as drivers to win three straight races at The Glen.

Veterans Dominate On Glen Circuit

NASCAR Cup Series odds come in with four drivers at +800 or better. Beyond Elliott and Larson, Truex Jr (+650) won this race in 2017, while AJ Allmendinger (+1200) was the 2014 race winner. Truex led a race-high 34 laps as recently as 2021.

Michael McDowell’s win last week at The Brickyard further established the credentials of Front Row Motorsports as legit contenders. They are regularly running in the top 10.

Kyle Busch has won twice at The Glen. Joey Logano (2105) and Denny Hamlin (2016) were also recent winners on this road course.

Go Bowling At The Glen Predictions & Picks

Elliott is still looking for his first win of the season, but he’s looking strong whenever driving around a road course. He was second last week at Indianapolis, third at Chicago and fifth at COTA.

He’s won seven times on road courses over his NASCAR career, but hasn’t taken a checkered flag at one since 2021. In other words, Elliott is due.

Busch was a top-five finisher here twice in the past four years and he’s run in the top five in three of his last four road course events. He’s offering a +330 betting line to finish in the top five of this year’s race.

Here are our best bets:

  • Top Pick: Chase Elliott to Win (+350)
  • Other Contenders: Kyle Larson (+500) Martin Truex Jr (+650), Michael McDowell (+1000), AJ Allmendinger (+1200)
  • Longshots:  Kyle Busch (+1200), Joey Logano (+4500)
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