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The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series officially began on February 10th with the Advance Auto Parts Clash. We’ve been tracking the championship odds for all drivers since they became available. The graphs below are generated by calculating the average from a selection of our most trusted sportsbooks.

Monster Energy Cup Championship Top Contenders

  • Nov 13: Only four contenders are left with odds on the board currently, and a win by Hamlin at the ISM Raceway shortens his to +270
  • Nov 6: Kevin Harvick wins the AAA Texas 500 and takes the lead, with +200
  • Oct 30: Martin Truex’s seventh win of the season has pushed him into top contender position, with +210 odds
  • Oct 23: Following the Hollywood Casino 400, Hamlin’s odds shorten to +400, placing him comfortably in the Top 5
  • Oct 16: Chase Elliott takes another win at the 1000bulbs.com 500, but his odds still don’t improve
  • Oct 9: Kyle Larson gets his first win at Dover and his odds improve to +600
  • Oct 1: A win at the Bank of America ROVAL 400, shortens Chase Elliott’s odds from +1700 to +700
  • Sept 24: Two victories in a row have placed Truex Jr. in that second top contender spot. With +480 odds only Kyle Busch looks better, at this point.
  • Sept 11: Erik Jones’ odds continue to improve following the Big Machine Vodka 400, edging him into the Top 10 with +1600
  • Sept. 3: Erik Jones enjoyed his first win of 2019 at the Bojangles’ Southern 500, yet he remains just outside the Top 10 with odds at +2700
  • August 22: With his fourth win this year, Denny Hamlin’s odds move to +600 and he becomes a top five contender
  • August 14: After the Consumers Energy 400 this weekend, Kevin Harvick’s odds have shortened from +600 to +400
  • August 6: After winning the Go Bowling at The Glen, Chase Elliott’s NASCAR championship odds went from +1200 to +1000
  • July 30: After three straight top three finishes, Erik Jones is a top ten contender to win the Monster Energy Cup
  • July 24: After four straight finishes outside of the top five, Martin Truex Jr’s odds have only faded from +500 to +560
  • July 16: After beating his younger brother Kyle, who is still the favorite to win the Monster Energy Cup Championship, in the Quaker State 400, Kurt Busch saw no movement in his championship odds as they remained at an average of +2400
  • July 10: Alex Bowman’s odds have gone from +4300 to +3400 after winning the Camping World 40.
  • June 25: Martin Truex Jr.’s odds have actually worsened, going from +550 to +650, despite winning the Toyota/Save Mart 350.
  • June 12: Joey Logano’s NASCAR Cup Championship Odds are now 7-1 following his controversial win in Michigan.
  • May 30: Martin Truex Jr.’s odds are now back on track after winning the Coca-Cola 600.
  • May 22: Kyle Larson’s odds improved only marginally from 2300 to 2100 despite winning the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race.
  • May 16: Kyle Busch is still in the top spot despite finishing a distant 30th last week in Kansas.
  • May 8: After winning two of the last three NASCAR events, Martin Treux Jr has the third-best odds to win the 2019 NASCAR Championship
  • Apr. 30: After seeing his 2019 NASCAR Championship odds get as long as 18-1, Chase Elliott’s odds are back around where they opened at 8-1 following a 1st place finish at the GEICO 500
  • Apr. 3: Brad Keselowski’s odds took a hit after a poor 36th-place showing at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, dropping him to sixth in 2019 standings
  • Mar. 12: Kyle Busch’s average odds are shorter than ever at +470 after winning the TicketGuardian 500
  • Feb. 21: Denny Hamlin may have won the Daytona 500, but Kyle Busch remains with the shortest average odds to win the Cup. “Rowdy” had an outstanding year in 2018, picking up eight wins, 22 top-5 finishes, and 28 top-10 finishes

Monster Energy Cup Championship Odds at BetOnline

Driver Odds at Bovada
Kyle Busch +250
Kevin Harvick +270
  Martin Truex Jr. +250
Denny Hamlin +270

Odds taken Nov. 13th

Championship Odds By Manufacturer

Ford cars accounted for 19 wins on the NASCAR circuit in 2018. Can they hold onto the Manufacturers’ Championship again with strong seasons from Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, and Kevin Harvik?

Past Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Champions

Year Driver
2009 Jimmie Johnson
2010 Jimmie Johnson
2011 Tony Stewart
2012 Brad Keselowski
2013 Jimmie Johnson
2014 Kevin Harvick
2015 Kyle Busch
2016 Jimmie Johnson
2017 Martin Truex Jr.
2018 Joey Logano

Joey Logano won his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Championship in dramatic fashion with a victory at the Ford EcoBoost 400 in late November.

The Team Penske driver wrapped up 2018 with three wins, 13 top-5 finishes and 26 top-10 finishes. Not bad for a guy nicknamed “Slowey.”

Odds for Past Cup Champions

  • Nov 13: Odds are close for Harvick (+250), Truex Jr. (+250), and Kyle Busch (+270) following Denny Hamlin’s win at ISM Raceway
  • Nov 6: 2014’s Cup Champion, Kevin Harvick, sees his odds shorten from +700 to +200 after a win at the AAA Texas 500
  • Oct 16: Joey Logano’s odds worsen following the 1000bulbs.com 500, from +900 to +1400
  • Sept 24: Kyle Busch still leads the pack with +380, despite a win in Richmond by Martin Truex Jr.
  • Sept 18: Winning the South Point 400 saw M. Truex’s odds shorten right back to +450
  • Sept 11: After a few weeks of minimal movement, Martin Truex Jr’s odds worsen from +450 to +890
  • Sept. 3: Jimmie Johnson’s odds shorten from +5800 to +3700 after the Bojangles’ Southern 500
  • Aug. 14: Johnson’s struggles continue, seeing his odds worsen further to +6600
  • Mar. 13: Johnson has cooled off again after no wins and no top-5 finishes this season
  • Feb. 21: Keep your eye on Jimmie Johnson. The seven-time champ opened at +2700 on January 17th, but has since seen his odds improve to +1400 after winning the Advance Auto Parts Clash on February 10th

Drivers with the Most Cup Championships

What do Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, and Jimmie Johnson have in common? In addition to being NASCAR royalty, all three drivers have also won seven Cup championships. Even if Johnson doesn’t surpass the King and the Intimidator this year, he can hold his head high as the only driver to ever win five consecutive titles.

2019 NASCAR Schedule and Winners

Race Date Winner
Advance Auto Parts Clash* February 10, 2019 Jimmie Johnson
Daytona 500 February 17, 2019 Denny Hamlin
Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 February 24, 2019 Brad Keselowski
Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube March 3, 2019 Joey Logano
TicketGuardian 500 March 10, 2019 Kyle Busch
Auto Club 400 March 17, 2019 Kyle Busch
STP 500 March 24, 2019 Brad Keselowski
O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 March 31, 2019 Denny Hamlin
Food City 500 April 7, 2019 Kyle Busch
TOYOTA OWNERS 400 April 13, 2019 Martin Truex Jr.
GEICO 500 April 28, 2019 Chase Elliott
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at Dover May 5, 2019 Martin Truex Jr.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at Kansas May 11, 2019 Brad Keselowski
Monster Energy Open* May 18, 2019 Kyle Larson
Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race* May 18, 2019 Kyle Larson
Coca-Cola 600 May 26, 2019 Martin Truex Jr.
Pocono 400 June 2, 2019 Kyle Busch
FireKeepers Casino 400 June 9, 2019 Joey Logano
Toyota/Save Mart 350 June 23, 2019 Martin Truex Jr.
Camping World 400 June 30, 2019 Alex Bowman
Coke Zero Sugar 400 July 7, 2019 Justin Haley
Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart July 13, 2019 Kurt Busch
Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 July 21, 2019 Kevin Harvick
Gander Outdoors 400 July 28, 2019 Denny Hamlin
Go Bowling at The Glen August 4, 2019 Chase Elliott
Consumers Energy 400 August 11, 2019 Kevin Harvick
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race August 17, 2019 Denny Hamlin
Bojangles’ Southern 500 September 1, 2019 Erik Jones
Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard September 8, 2019 Kevin Harvick
South Point 400 September 15, 2019 Martin Truex Jr.
Federated Auto Parts 400 September 21, 2019 Martin Truex Jr.
Bank of America ROVAL 400 September 29, 2019 Chase Elliott
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at Dover October 6, 2019 Kyle Larson
1000Bulbs.com 500 October 13, 2019 Chase Elliott
Hollywood Casino 400 October 20, 2019 Denny Hamlin
First Data 500 October 27, 2019 Martin Truex Jr.
AAA Texas 500 November 3, 2019 Kevin Harvick
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at ISM Raceway November 10, 2019 Denny Hamlin
Ford EcoBoost 400 November 17, 2019 Kyle Busch

*Denotes races that do not count towards the MENCS standings

Could 2019 be Denny Hamlin’s year? The Tampa native avoided multiple fiery pile-ups to win the Daytona 500 for the second time in his career. It was Hamlin’s first NASCAR win in over a year, but it likely won’t be his last.

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