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NASCAR 2023 Picks: YellaWood 500 Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Oct 1)

By · September 26, 2023
  • Second race in the Round of 12 of the NASCAR playoffs takes place in Alabama on Sunday
  • The YellaWood 500 will take place at Talladega Superspeedway

The NASCAR playoffs continue this weekend, as the second race in the round of 12 takes place at Talladega Superspeedway. The YellaWood 500 will be a pivotal race in the season, as the battle for vital points heats up ahead of next weekend’s Bank of America Roval 400.


Schedule and How To Watch

  • When: Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln, Alabama
  • How To Watch: NBC

YellaWood 500 Odds

DriverOdds
Ryan Blaney+1200
Brad Keselowski+1200
Denny Hamlin+1400
Chris Buescher+1500
Joey Logano+1500
Kyle Busch+1600
William Byron+1600
Chase Elliott+1600
Latest odds taken from an Offshore sportsbook.

Event Preview

The YellaWood 500 is the second race in the round of 12 in the NASCAR playoffs, as drivers complete just over 500 miles at Talladega Superspeedway. This race has been a regular stop on the NASCAR calendar, as it was first introduced in 1969. A total of 188 laps will be completed in the race, with the first two stages being made up of 60 laps apiece. The final stage will see the final 68 laps completed.

Dale Earnhardt is the most successful driver in the history of the race, as he landed seven victories throughout his esteemed career. Richard Childress Racing is the most successful team with eight victories, with Chevrolet being the leading manufacturer with 22 victories in the race.

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William Byron will come into the weekend as one of the standout drivers, as he landed victory in the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 last weekend. That success saw him move to the top of the standings, with Denny Hamlin and Chris Buescher completing the top three in the current standings.

There will be pressure on a number of drivers at this stage of the season, with Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, and Tyler Reddick all in need of a solid performance this weekend. Blaney could be a standout selection, as he holds a solid record in this race after landing victory in 2019.


YellaWood 500 Prediction

It will be another exciting weekend of NASCAR action, and there will be pressure on a number of drivers. However, we will take a chance on Joey Logano taking victory this weekend, as he has claimed two wins since 2015 in the YellaWood 500.

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Alex Dudley
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