Favorite Cup Series after 16 races

Kyle Larson stays the NASCAR Cup favourite however the title race is vast open.

Larson (+550) is one in every of eight drivers With probabilities of +900 or higher in BetMGM to take the championship on the Winner Takes All Championship remaining in Phoenix. With the Cup collection approaching its solely week of the season over Father’s Day, now’s the time to check out the chances after Daniel Suarez turns into the twelfth driver to win a race over the primary 16 races of the season.

Suarez triumphed at Sonoma on Sunday to attain the primary win of his profession within the Cup Collection. He joins teammate Ross Chastain as one in every of dozens of drivers provisionally certified for the playoff matches with 10 races earlier than the post-season begin.

In case you are not accustomed to the way in which NASCAR defines the playoff area, this is a fast reminder. Sixteen drivers conduct qualifying and the win is normally an computerized berth within the qualifying enviornment. 4 drivers are disqualified from qualifying in every of the primary three rounds of three races earlier than 4 drivers battle straight in Phoenix for the title.

Kyle Larson has the very best odds of anybody profitable the 2022 NASCAR Cup Collection title, however Kyle Busch is correct behind him on the board. (Picture by Sean Gardner/Getty Photos)

We used the phrase “typical” within the paragraph above as a result of there have been not more than 16 winners within the first 26 races of the season since NASCAR expanded its playoffs. There’s a likelihood of a winner being disqualified from qualifying in 2022. It solely wants 5 extra drivers to win the subsequent 10 races to have 17 winners. And drivers like Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr., Christopher Bell, Kevin Harvick and Tyler Riddick have not gone into the victory lane but this season.

Larsson’s standing as a defending champion can be an enormous cause why he is the title favourite. Larson is at the moment seventh within the factors standings and has eight high ten locations in 16 races. 5 drivers have earned Larsson’s high 10 ranks to this point this season.

Level chief Chase Elliott is tied for second favourite alongside Kyle Busch and Ross Chastain at +600. Elliott, Chastain and Bush are the highest three drivers within the factors standings and are solely 23 factors aside. Chastain is one in every of 4 drivers to have two wins to this point this season whereas Busch has the very best common end within the Cup collection at 11.8.

Denny Hamlin and William Byron at +800 to win the title. Byron additionally had two wins however solely completed within the high ten 5 instances throughout his first 16 races. Hamlin is exterior the highest 20 within the rankings due to seven locations exterior the highest 25 and has solely three locations out of the highest ten. However he additionally received twice.

Blaney and Truex have the very best title odds than any no-win drivers. Blaney is at +900 to win the title whereas Truex is at +1200. Blaney is fourth within the standings and has 5 gamers in first place. Truex is sixth within the rating regardless of solely taking the highest 5 locations.

If qualifying begins at this time, the 4 post-season non-winning drivers can be Blaney, Truex, Bell (+2200) and Aric Almirola (+12500). Almerola is eleventh within the standings and 7 factors away from teammate Stewart Haas Racing (+3300) in his remaining season within the Cup Collection. Almerola introduced earlier than the season that 2022 can be his final full-time run at NASCAR, and for now, he is been constant sufficient to slide into the playoffs even when the odds-makers suppose he has no actual likelihood of profitable the title.

This is a have a look at the present high 20 contenders for the Cup Collection title.

2022 Cup title odds

  • (+550) Kyle Larson

  • Chase Elliott (+600)

  • Kyle Bush (+600)

  • Ross Chastain (+600)

  • Denny Hamlin (+800)

  • William Byron (+800)

  • Ryan Blaney (+900)

  • Joey Logano (+900)

  • (+1200) Martin Truex Jr.

  • (+1600) Alex Bowman

  • Kurt Busch (+2000)

  • Christopher Bell (+2200)

  • Tyler Riddick (+2200)

  • Chase Briscoe (+2200)

  • Kevin Harvick (+3300)

  • Daniel Suarez (+3300)

  • (+5000) Austin Cendrick

  • (+8000) Eric Jones

  • Brad Keselowski (+12500)

  • Eric Almerola (+12500)

  • Austin Dillon (+12500)