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The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series officially begins on February 9 at the Daytona International Speedway. We’re 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.

NASCAR Cup Series Odds for Top Contenders

  • [Aug 5] After his latest win at the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, Brad Keselowski’s odds have shortened from +800 to +700
  • [July 20] Harvick continues to distance himself from the pack, now at average odds of +290 to be victorious in the Cup Series
  • [July 16] Chase Elliott has moved into solo 3rd in contention for the Cup after winning Wednesday night’s All-Star race at average odds of +600
  • [July 8] Harvick’s grip on the Cup series is strengthening, now at average odds of +375 to win the season long competition
  • [June 30] Kevin Harvick has surged ahead in the quest for the Cup after a successful weekend at the two races this weekend in the Poconos
  • [June 23] Ryan Blaney’s average odds have shortened to put him firmly in contention after winning at a rain-delayed GEICO 500 from Talladega on Monday
  • [June 15] Denny Hamlin is once again a favorite after his win at Homestead on Sunday night at average odds of +550
  • [June 8] Kevin Harvick inched ahead of the pack after this weekend’s race, at odds of +500
  • [June 1] Chase Elliott has moved into pole position at the top of the board ahead of next Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
  • [May 18] Matt Kenseth is now on the odds board at +2800 after a 10th place finish in The Real Heroes 400
  • [Mar 11] Three weeks ago, Joey Logano was listed at +967 to win the 2020 NASCAR Cup; after winning the FanShield 500, Logano is now just +675
  • [Mar 4] After winning the Auto Club 400, Alex Bowman’s NASCAR Cup odds improved from +2750 to +1733
  • [Feb 27] William Byron and Jimmie Johnson have seen their odds improve the most after the Pennzoil 400; Byron picked up 27 points on the weekend, resulting in his odds moving from +3767 to +2350, putting him in the top ten; Johnson logged a top five finish and sees his odds go from +4267 to +2450
  • [Feb 20] Denny Hamlin has bumped Martin Truex Jr out of the top three contenders to win the NASCAR Cup after winning the Daytona 500
  • [Jan 14, 2020] Martin Truex Jr. has seen his odds drift from +450 to +525 since open
  • [Dec 24, 2019] Opening odds favor Kyle Busch at +400 just ahead of Martin Truex Jr and Kevin Harwick at +450

NASCAR Cup Series Odds

Driver Odds
Kevin Harvick +320
Denny Hamlin +400
Chase Elliott +650
Brad Keselowski +650
Martin Truex Jr +700
Kyle Busch +800
Joey Logano +1000
Ryan Blaney +1000
Aric Almirola +2000
Alex Bowman +2500

Odds taken Aug. 5

Championship Odds By Manufacturer

Kyle Busch won his second championship in 2019 and crossed the 200 national series wins mark as well. He’s now won two of the past five championships.

Past NASCAR Cup Series 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
2019 Kyle Busch

Joey Logano won his first career NASCAR Cup Series in 2018. While he couldn’t repeat the result in 2019, he still finished fifth. Accordingly, he opened with the fifth-best odds to win in 2020 at +800.

Odds for Past Cup Champions

A bet on Joe Gibbs Racing more often than not would’ve been a good one in 2019. JGR won 19 of the season’s 36 races.

Drivers with the Most 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. Johnson is the only driver to ever win five consecutive titles.

2020 NASCAR Schedule and Winners

Race Date Winner
Busch Clash at Daytona* February 9, 2020 Erik Jones
Daytona 500 February 16, 2020 Denny Hamlin
Pennzoil 400 February 23, 2020 Joey Logano
Auto Club 400 March 1, 2020 Alex Bowman
FanShield 500 March 8, 2020 Joey Logano
The Real Heroes 400 May 17, 2020 Kevin Harvick
Toyota 500 May 20, 2020 Ryan Preece
Coca-Cola 600 May 24, 2020 Kurt Busch
Alsco Uniforms 500 May 28, 2020 William Byron
Food City Presents Supermarket Heroes 500 May 31, 2020 Brad Keselowski
Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 June 7, 2020 Chase Elliott
Blu-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 June 10, 2020 Martin Truex Jr.
Dixie Vodka 400 June 14, 2020 Denny Hamlin
GEICO 500 June 22, 2020 Ryan Blaney
Pocono Organics 325 in Partnership With Rodale Institue June 27, 2020 Aric Almirola
Pocono 350 June 28, 2020 Ryan Preece
Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 July 5th, 2020 Kevin Harvick
Quaker State 400 Presented By Walmart July 12th, 2020 Cole Custer
O’Reilly Autoparts 500 July 19th, 2020 Austin Dillon
Super Start Batteries 400 Presented By O’Reilly Auto Parts July 23rd, 2020 Denny Hamlin
Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 August 2nd, 2020 Brad Keselowski
FireKeepers Casino 400 August 8th, 2020 TBD
Consumers Energy 400 August 9th, 2020 TBD
NASCAR Cup Series Race at Daytona August 16th, 2020 TBD
NASCAR Cup Series Race at Dover August 22nd, 2020 TBD
Drydene 400 August 23rd, 2020 TBD
Coke Zero Sugar 400 August 29th, 2020 TBD
Southern 500 September 6th, 2020 TBD
Federated Auto Parts 400 September 12th, 2020 TBD
Bass Prop Shops NRA Night Race September 19th, 2020 TBD

*Denotes races that do not count towards the NASCAR Cup Series standings

After impressing at the national series level, each of Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell and Cole Custer will be making their Cup series debuts in 2020.


Archived Odds: 2019

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Mitch graduated from Ryerson University's Sport Media program in June of 2018, and has been with SBD since 2019. He's worked in broadcast and digital for the Score, Sportsnet, TSN & CBC and has done play-by-play work for basketball at all levels including NCAA, Pan Am Games & U Sports.