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NASCAR 2023 Picks: Coke Zero Sugar 400 Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Aug 27)

By · August 23, 2023
  • Final race of the regular season takes place at Dayton International Speedway on Sunday
  • Only the drivers in the top 16 will qualify for the NASCAR Playoffs

The final race of the NASCAR Cup Series regular season will take place in Florida this weekend, as the final places in the playoffs will be determined in the Coke Zero Sugar 400. You can find the latest odds and our picks below.


Schedule and How To Watch

  • When: Sunday, August 20, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Watkins Glen International, New York
  • How To Watch: USA

Coke Zero Sugar 400 Odds

DriverOdds
Denny Hamlin+1000
Kyle Busch+1200
Ryan Blaney+1200
Joey Logano+1200
Chase Elliott+1200
Brad Keselowski+1400
William Byron+1600
Chris Buescher+1600

Event Preview

The end of the NASCAR regular season is upon us, as the 26th and final regular race of the campaign takes place at Dayton International Speedway this weekend. The 16 places in the playoffs will be finalized this weekend, with the Cook Out Southern 500 being staged at Darlington Raceway next Sunday.

This weekend’s race has been staged since 1959, with a total of 400 miles being traveled over 160 laps. Each of the opening two stages will be competed over 50 laps apiece, while the final stage is made up of 60 laps. Austin Dillon won the Coke Zero Sugar 400 last weekend, while David Pearson leads the way with the most race wins.

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As is typically the case, a close finish is likely this weekend. The race is constantly one of the most dramatic on the NASCAR calendar, with each of the opening 21 races seeing a winning margin of less than one second. Martin Truex Jr continues to lead the overall standings, but there will be pressure on a number of drivers sitting outside the top 16.

Those include Chase Elliott, who currently sits 21st overall. Austin Cindric and Ryan Preece are also on the verge of missing out on a place in the playoffs. Meanwhile, Daniel Suarez will need a big performance this weekend, as he currently sits 18th in the standings.


Coke Zero Sugar 400 Predictions

It will be an exciting race in Florida this weekend, with no shortage of talking points. However, we will be taking a chance on Daniel Suarez to land a first race win of the season. He has finished in the top seven in two of his previous three.

Free Pick:

Alex Dudley
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