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DOVER, DELAWARE - MAY 02: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series DuraMAX Drydene 400 presented by RelaDyne at Dover Motor Speedway on May 02, 2022 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images
DOVER, DELAWARE - MAY 02: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series DuraMAX Drydene 400 presented by RelaDyne at Dover Motor Speedway on May 02, 2022 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Chase Elliott the new oddsmakers’ favorite to win Cup Series

Oddsmakers have been stubborn in their belief that Kyle Larson was going to turn his season around and win the Cup Series. They still are, as Larson is the favorite at +600. However, he’s no longer alone as Cup Series leader Chase Elliott has tied him.

At the All-Star break, Larson was the clear favorite at +550, but he’s seen his odds lengthen to +600. Meanwhile, Elliott has moved from +650 to +600. That creates a tie between last year’s champion and the current Cup Series leader.

Those aren’t the only moves being made though. Denny Hamlin is third at +800 despite not being in a playoff spot with 10 races to go. Meanwhile, Ross Chastain sits +900, 5th on the market, despite sitting 2nd in the standings with the most wins, top-5 finishes, and top-10 finishes this season.

Quote from OddsChecker spokesman Kyle Newman, “Oddsmakers’ faith in Kyle Larson hasn’t been rewarded yet. He still sits 7th in the standings and he hasn’t won a race since February. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Chase Elliott has finally caught him. That said, it is weird that oddsmakers don’t like Chastain much despite leading NASCAR in wins, top-5 finishes, and top-10 finishes this season. It’ll be interesting to watch how oddsmakers deal with him as the season continues on.”

NASCAR CUP SERIES WINNER 

Driver  Odds  Implied chance 
Chase Elliott +600 14.3%
Kyle Larson +600 14.3%
Denny Hamlin +800 11.1%
Kyle Busch +850 10.5%
Ross Chastain +900 10%
William Byron +900 10%
Joey Logano +1000 9.1%
Ryan Blaney +1100 8.5%
Martin Truex Jr. +1300 7.1%
Alex Bowman +1600 5.9%

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