Nashville favorites, odds, schedule, TV network

The NASCAR Cup Sequence is able to take to the end line.

The one weekend of the 2022 season is within the rearview mirror. Sunday race in Nashville (5 p.m. ET, NBC) is the primary of 20 races in 20 consecutive weekends by the season finale race in Phoenix on November 6.

The 20-race last kick consists of the final 10 common season and 10 finish season races. It is no exaggeration to say that the final 10 races of this common season have a bit extra significance than in earlier years, whether or not given the variety of winners up to now in 2022.

Twelve drivers gained the race in the course of the first 16 races of the season. Solely William Byron, Ross Chastain, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano have gained a number of races. Neither of them has gained greater than two races up to now this season.

With 16 drivers on the sphere, there’s solely room for 4 drivers with out a win in the intervening time. Drivers akin to Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick have but to win. Blaney and Truex really feel like very protected bets for wins quickly. Take a win for Harvick or somebody like Christopher Bell or Tyler Riddick or a shock driver, and there is a probability the qualifying stadium will encompass solely winners for the primary time because it expanded to 16 drivers in 2014.

SONOMA, CA - JUNE 12: Kyle Larson (No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet) walks towards this car before the NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 Cup Series on June 12, 2022 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California.  (Photo by Bob Kubens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Kyle Larson is the favourite to race Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Sequence in Nashville. He gained his first Cup race on the monitor in 2021 (Photograph by Bob Coppins/Aikon Sportswire through Getty Photos)

Sunday’s race is the second race within the Cup Sequence on the Nashville Superspeedway. Kyle Larson gained his inaugural Cup race on the monitor a season in the past when he drove 264 out of 300 laps. You would not be stunned to search out out that Larson is a BetMGM favourite on Sunday.

The 1.33-mile concrete monitor is not like some other on the Trophy Sequence schedule. There isn’t a different concrete intermediate path. Whereas Nashville might have an analogous form to different 1.5-mile ovals on the calendar, its kind of sidewalk signifies that it would not have a lot in frequent.

This is what you must find out about Sunday’s race. It is also the primary race of the season for NBC. The broadcaster will broadcast the remainder of the season of the Cup collection on its networks. NBC ought to be an improve on Fox by default, particularly for these of us who’re getting an increasing number of pissed off in the course of the week with Fox’s funky protection.


  • Kyle Larson (+500)

  • (+700) Kyle Bush

  • Ross Chastain (+800)

  • Chase Elliot (+900)

  • Denny Hamlin (+1000)

  • Joey Logano (+1000)

Busch is without doubt one of the few drivers within the area to have gained the Xfinity Sequence on the monitor. Bush gained in 2009 and 2021 in Nashville. Lugano gained in 2009 in Nashville. Harvick and Brad Keselowski additionally posted wins on the monitor within the No. 2 NASCAR Sequence. Chastain is the No. 3 favourite because of Trackhouse’s total tempo this season and his second spot within the factors standings. Elliott should personal 10 finest automobiles.

Good common worth

  • William Byron (+1400)

  • Kurt Busch (+2800)

Byron has been quicker than his Hendrick Motorsports teammates at instances this season and Sunday might simply be one other launch. He completed third in 2021. Bosch gained Kansas earlier this 12 months and his 23XI crew confirmed that they had quick automobiles on larger circuits.

Do not wager on this driver

Stewart-Haas Racing hasn’t had the tempo that different groups have had on the intermediate tracks this season, and we do not anticipate Briscoe to be contended for victory on Sunday.

In search of a protracted shot?

Wallace’s crew must work collectively. Wallace confirmed velocity at instances in 2022 however was unable to assemble strong outcomes because of pit crew errors, free wheels and different points like a blown engine he suffered in Phoenix. If the No. 23 can determine it out, Wallace might be in rivalry for a win or two earlier than the top of the common season.