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M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 Odds, Picks, And Predictions

Chris Wassel

by Chris Wassel in Racing

Jul 19, 2022 · 10:08 PM PDT

Kevin Harvick talking with crew chief Rodney Childers
Apr 30, 2022; Dover, Delaware, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (right) talks with his crew chief Rodney Childers (left) during practice for the DuraMAX Drydene 400 at Dover Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
  • Pocono is next on the NASCAR schedule as the M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 is set to run on Sunday, July 24th, 2022
  • Several contenders include Bubba Wallace, Christopher Bell, Kevin Harvick, and Kyle Larson
  • Below are the M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 odds and betting trends ahead of Sunday afternoon’s race

NASCAR comes back south to the Poconos in Northeast Pennsylvania for race number 21 of the 2022 season. The race comes from Pocono Raceway. The 2.5-mile course is often called “The Tricky Triangle”. The course has several co-favorites in the M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 odds. However, will Kyle Busch bounce back or will another Toyota steal the candy err prize?

This is one week after the Ambetter 301, where Christopher Bell held off Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. for the win.

Let’s dive into these M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 odds and figure out which racers are the prime bets.

M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 Odds

Driver Odds to Win Odds to Finish Top Three Odds to Finish Top Ten
Kyle Busch +800 +240 -210
Chase Elliott +800 +240 -210
Denny Hamlin +800 +240 -210
Kyle Larson +800 +240 -210
Martin Truex Jr. +1000 +300 -167
Ross Chastain +1000 +300 -167
Ryan Blaney +1100 +325 -155
William Byron +1200 +355 -143
Kevin Harvick +1200 +355 -143
Christopher Bell +1800 +525 -109
Joey Logano +1800 +525 -109
Alex Bowman +2000 +550 +100
Kurt Busch +2000 +550 +100
Tyler Reddick +2500 +650 +120
Chase Briscoe +3000 +800 +130
Daniel Suarez +3000 +800 +130
Bubba Wallace +3000 +800 +130
Aric Almirola +5000 +1200 +180
Chris Buescher +6600 +1600 +225
Erik Jones +6600 +1600 +225
Austin Dillon +8000 +1800 +260

Odds as of July 20th at the Barstool Sportsbook. See available Barstool Sportsbook promo code.

 

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NASCAR drivers will run on the 2.5-mile course when the flag drops for the Sunday-afternoon race beginning around 3:00 pm ET on the USA Network.

Several Co-Favorites Again at Pocono

Kyle Busch is a co-favorite according to Barstool at +800 for this week’s New Hampshire race. The younger Busch has four top-five results in his last six appearances. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has led 22.8% of the laps but he seems to be in the right position at the right time on this track. Considering he has won twice in the past three seasons, one has to mark him down as a contender on Sunday.

Currently, Busch stands as a favorite at Caesars (+600). Denny Hamlin is listed at Caesars at +650. Some interesting odds exist on Caesars Sportsbook, as even Chase Elliott is +750. Kevin Harvick is just +1000 with a 7.2 average finish and has won recently on the track. Even Kyle Larson was on the verge of winning before a blown tire derailed him.

Now, what happens Sunday afternoon at Pocono?

Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin are up there and is at least worth a look somewhere along with Harvick from Ford and maybe Christopher Bell or Bubba Wallace.

M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 Recent Winners

Year Race Winner Pole Position Most Laps Led
2021 Kyle Busch – Joe Gibbs Racing Chris Buescher – Roush Fenway Racing Brad Keselowski – Team Penske
2020 Denny Hamlin – Joe Gibbs Racing Ryan Preece – JTG Daugherty Racing Denny Hamlin – Joe Gibbs Racing
2019 Denny Hamlin – Joe Gibbs Racing Kevin Harvick – Stewart Haas Racing Kevin Harvick – Stewart Haas Racing
2018 Kyle Busch – Joe Gibbs Racing Daniel Suarez – Joe Gibbs Racing Kyle Busch – Joe Gibbs Racing
2017 Kyle Busch – Joe Gibbs Racing Kyle Busch – Joe Gibbs Racing Kyle Busch – Joe Gibbs Racing

This race is back to 160 laps for the first time since 2019. It was 140 for 2020 and 2021.

Can Kevin Harvick or Martin Truex Jr Notch a Win?

Sports bettors like Kevin Harvick more and more each week. The Stewart Haas Racing driver is ninth in the points and rising in the NASCAR Cup Series odds. Harvick has come close with an average finish of 7.2 over the past six attempts at Pocono.

A little luck and some ending speed could carry Harvick or Martin Truex Jr. to victory. They were both top-five in speed intervals overall last week. Momentum means something.

M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 Predictions & Picks

Watch the weather but the expectation is for a lot of heat on Sunday. Temperatures around 90 and possible thunderstorms might impact the race late.

Pocono Raceway often plays tricks on drivers. See Kyle Larson more than once. There is a tendency to overvalue Kyle Busch because of the sponsorship sentimentality. Also, there is Harvick and Truex Jr., who keep getting closer and closer to that elusive win.

Finally, for top-ten picks, there are Bubba Wallace and Kurt Busch. There will be more picks closer to Sunday’s race after qualifying on Saturday.

Here are our best bets:

  • Top Pick: Kevin Harvick to Win (+1200)
  • Other Contenders: Martin Truex Jr. (+1000), Denny Hamlin (+800), Kyle Busch (+800)
  • More shots:  Bubba Wallace (+3000), Christopher Bell (+1800), Kurt Busch (+2000)

 

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