NASCAR Cup Series Championship Preview, Vegas Odds & Pick

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  • Kyle Larson defends his NASCAR Cup Series Championship after winning the title for the first time last season
  • He is once again the leading contender in the betting to win the championship in 2022

It only feels like a couple of weeks ago that Kyle Larson was crowned the NASCAR Cup Series champion. However, the start of another engrossing season is approaching, as the Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum kickstarts the season on February 6th, before the main racing gets underway a couple of weeks afterward with the Daytona 500.

NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

  • When: Sunday, February 6th-Sunday, November 6th
  • Where: Various Tracks USA
  • How To Watch: NBC/USA Network

NASCAR Cup Series Championship Outright Vegas Odds

Driver Odds
Kyle Larson+275
Chase Elliott+400
Denny Hamlin+750
William Byron+750
Kyle Busch+800
Martin Truex Jr+800
Ryan Blaney+1000
Joey Logano+1200
Kevin Harvick+1400
Alex Bowman+1600
Christopher Bell+2000
Brad Keselowski+2500
Kurt Busch+2800

NASCAR Cup Series Races 2022

It promises to be another enthralling NASCAR Cup Series season around the United States, with racing action taking place from February. The season will enter the playoffs stage in September, with the Cook Out Southern 500, as the field of drivers is whittled down.

The season-ending NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race will take place at Phoenix Raceway on November 6th. A full rundown of the calendar for the series can be found below.

Busch Light Clash at The ColiseumFebruary 6thLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Bluegreen Vacations DuelFebruary 17thDaytona International Speedway
Daytona 500February 20thDaytona International Speedway
WISE Power 400February 27thAuto Club Speedway
Pennzoil 400March 6thLas Vegas Motor Speedway
Ruoff Mortgage 500March 13thPhoenix Speedway
Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500March 20thAtlanta Speedway
EchoPark Texas Grand PrixMarch 27thCircuit of the Americas
Toyota Owners 400April 3rdRichmond Raceway
Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500April 9thMartinsville Speedway
Food City Dirt RaceApril 17thBristol Motor Speedway
GEICO 500April 24thTalladega Superspeedway
Drydene 400May 1stDover Motor Speedway
Goodyear 400May 8thDarlington Raceway
Buschy McBusch Race 400May 15thKansas Speedway
Coca-Cola 600May 29thCharlotte Motor Speedway
TBAJune 5thWorld Wide Technology Raceway
Toyota 350June 12thSonoma Raceway
Ally 400June 26thNashville Speedway
Jockey Made in America 250July 3rdRoad America
Quaker State 400July 10thAtlanta Motor Speedway
Foxwoods Resort Casino 301July 17thNew Hampshire Motor Speedway
Explore the Pocono Mountains 350July 24thPocono Raceway
Verizon 200July 31stIndianapolis Motor Speedway
FireKeepers Casino 400August 7thMichigan International Speedway
Federated Auto Parts 400August 14thRichmond Raceway
Go Bowling at The GlenAugust 21stWatkins Glen International
Coke Zero Sugar 400August 27thDaytona International Speedway
Cook Out Southern 500September 4thDarlington Speedway
Hollywood Casino 400September 11thKansas Speedway
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night RaceSeptember 17thBristol Motor Speedway
Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500September 25thTexas Motor Speedway
YellaWood 500October 2ndTalladega Superspeedway
Bank of America Roval 400October 9thCharlotte Motor Speedway
South Point 400October 16thLas Vegas Motor Speedway
Dixie Vodka 400October 23rdHomestead-Miami Speedway
Xfinity 500October 30thMartinsville Speedway
NASCAR Cup Series Championship RaceNovember 6thPhoenix Raceway

Leading Contenders To Win Championship

The top of the betting is hard to argue with when it comes to the outright winner of the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022. The biggest change that could make racing even more competitive is the use of the Next-Gen car for the first time. It could be a pivotal factor over the first weeks of the season, and it will be interesting to see which drivers can get the very best from their machine.

Kyle Larson is a deserving favorite to successfully defend his title this season. He was simply sensational throughout 2021, as he won ten races. That included victory in the season-ending NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race. Victory in that concluding race to the campaign saw him finish five points clear of Martin Truex Jr and six clear of Denny Hamlin.

NASCAR Pick and Prediction

Kyle Larson’s main contender for the top prize this year could be 2020 champion, Chase Elliott. Elliott finished fourth in the series last year and won just one race. A renewed effort is extremely likely this season, and that makes him our tip to win the championship outright.

Free Pick:

  • Chase Elliott
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