For the first time since 1960, the winner of a NASCAR cup series race was disqualified. Denny Hamlin who was the first to cross the finish line for the M&M Fan Appreciation at Pocono Raceway last weekend was disqualified for a front fascia issue. Kyle Busch, who finished second on the weekend, was disqualified for the same reason. That meant Chase Elliott, who finished third was named the winner. It was Elliott’s third win in the last five NASCAR Cup Series races.
On Saturday’s qualifying for the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard, Tyler Reddick clinched pole position with the fastest lap speed at 99.378mph. Online sportsbook Bovada odds for Sunday's race has three drivers tied for the best odds. Austin Cindric, Chase Elliott and Tyler Reddick all sit at the top of the oddsboard with +600 odds.
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Verizon 200 at the Brickyard Odds: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
|Martin Treux Jr.||+2800|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||+25000|
Odds as of July 31 at Bovada
Who Are The Three Favorites for Verizon 200 At The Brickyard?
Sportsbook Bovada has Austin Cindric, Chase Elliott and Tyler Reddick as favorites for the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard with +600 odds. Here’s why all three are favored.
Austin Cindric (+600)
The number two car finished second in qualifying on Saturday with the second-fastest lap at 99.095mph. Cindric’s road course history shows he’s finished in the top five once and the top ten four times over six races with a 10.2 average starting position.
His last time on this course a year ago saw him start 13th and finish ninth. Starting second puts Cindric in an excellent spot to take his second win of the season.
Chase Elliott (+600)
He’s won three of the last five races on the season and finished second in the other two races. Chase Elliott has been absolutely dominant of late, regardless of the track.
Sunday’s race is a road course, and there isn’t anyone better on that type of track than Chase Elliott. There is no active driver with more road wins than Elliott’s seven. That’s almost double the amount of the next best road course driver, that’s Kyle Busch with four.
Chase Elliott is currently the favorite to take the NASCAR Cup Series Championship with +400 odds.
Tyler Reddick (+600)
Again, Reddick finished with the fastest qualifying lap on Saturday at 99.378mph. Reddick begins the race in the best possible position to win his second race of the season. Over the last eight races on this track, the driver who starts the race in the pole position has taken the checkered flag three times.
Best Value for the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Joey Logano (+2000)
Logano ranks second in average finishes on this track for drivers with more than one race with a 10.8. Only Kevin Harvick is better with an 8.6 average finish. Joey Logano has never won on this track, but he’s finished in the top five four times and the top 10 eight times in twelve races.
For Sunday’s race, Logano finished qualifying with the fifth fastest lap (98.476mph). With his track record combined with his starting position, Logano is in an excellent position to pull out his third win of the season.
At +2000, a $100 bet on Logano to win could return a $2,000 profit if he wins the checkered flag.
Kevin Harvick (+5000)
He’s won the last two races on this track. It’s hard to ignore that kind of record. Of course, the fact that Harvick starts the race 18th and that hasn’t won a race this season lowers his odds of winning this one significantly. But look, the last time Harvick won this race he started the race 11th, so don’t count him out immediately.
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