Kyle Larson Favorite to Win Enjoy Illinois 300

CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 28: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet waits on the grid during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2022 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images) | Getty Images


CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 28: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet waits on the grid during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2022 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images) | Getty Images

This weekend will be the first time a NASCAR race is held at World Wide Technology Raceway. So who do oddsmakers have getting the first win on the new track? Well, that’d be last year’s champion Kyle Larson.

Larson is given +800 odds, or an implied 11.1% chance to win the race. This marks the 11th of 16 races this season that Larson has been named the favorite, That’s 68.8%. His biggest competition is expected to be Kyle Busch, +850, and Denny Hamlin, +900.

However, oddsmakers do believe this is a close race. 8 drivers are given at least +850 Odds by at least one sportsbook. With Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr, Ross Chastain, William Byyron, and Ryan Blaney joining the favorites.

Quote from OddsChecker spokesman Kyle Newman, “This race is up for grabs. The only thing that oddsmakers can agree on here is that Kyle Larson is the favorite, after that it’s all fair game. With two sportsbooks putting Ryan Blaney tied with Larson and another dropping him to 8th place. Oddsmakers are riding the hot hand here, Larson has 5 top-10 finishes in his last 6 races, but they’re being conservative with a new track.”

ENJOY ILLINOIS 300 WINNER ODDS 

Driver Odds Implied chance
Kyle Larson +800 11.1%
Kyle Busch +850 10.5%
Denny Hamlin +900 10%
Chase Elliott +1000 9.1%
Martin Truex Jr. +1000 9.1%
Ross Chastain +1000 9.1%
William Byron +1100 8.3%
Ryan Blaney +1200 7.7%
Christopher Bell +1600 5.9%
Joey Logano +1600 5.9%

— OddsChecker —

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