As drivers get set for this weekend's Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500, we're now three races into the NASCAR playoffs, with three absolute out-of-nowhere winners in the Round of 16.
Chris Buescher won last weekend as a +10,000 longshot, with non-playoff drivers continuing to dominate Victory Lane.
Will that unlikely trend continue in the Round of 12? Will Chase Elliott solidify his NASCAR Cup Series odds lead? Here are the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 odds for Sunday, September 25 at 4:30 p.m. ET.
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Autotrader EchoPark Autmotive 500 odds
|Driver||Odds to win|
|Martin Truex Jr.||+1,000|
|Erik JonesAustin Dillon||+10,000|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings as of September 20, 2022.
Autotrader EchoPark Autmotive 500 pre-race favorites
Denny Hamlin (+550)
Hamlin has been steadily trending up since a disastrous start to his season had him outside the playoff bubble for most of the spring. His ninth-place finish at Bristol last Saturday was his fifth Top 10 in the past seven races, with four of those results landing him in the Top 5. He's a two-time Texas winner, but both of those came way back in 2010.
Kyle Larson (+600)
The defending champ in this race, Larson has been consistent down the stretch this year, if not as outright dominant as he was to close last season. Indeed, this NASCAR campaign has seen a lot more parity between drivers, but Larson remains within striking distance of a Cup Series back-to-back, currently sitting fourth in the standings.
Christopher Bell (+700)
Bell, currently seventh in the standings, has been heating up and putting himself in a position to win. In the past 10 races, he has a victory (New Hampshire), with six other Top-10 finishes, five of which in the Top 5. As a younger driver, he doesn't have a ton of history at Texas, but has come third in both of his Cup Series starts on this track.
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