The chase for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship is down to eight drivers, and betting odds are now on the board for the Hollywood Casino 400, the second of three events in the Round of 8.
Kyle Larson is heating up again at the perfect time and he's sitting atop the NASCAR odds board — but how does the rest of the field stack up?
Here's our first look at the NASCAR betting odds to win the Hollywood Casino 400, which takes place at Kansas Speedway at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 24.
Hollywood Casino 400 odds
|Driver||Odds to Win|
|Martin Truex Jr.||+1,100|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||+15,000|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook as of October 19, 2021.
Favorite to win the Hollywood Casino 400
As we head into the final three races of the playoffs, Kyle Larson is white-hot yet again and is this weekend's betting favorite at +240. Larson has largely been the most dominant driver in the Cup Series all season but has kicked it up a notch again in crunch time, winning two straight races and three of the last five. Larson has been largely consistent all playoffs as well, with five Top-6 results in seven races.
Denny Hamlin (+550) is second on the odds board as he continues to run well in the postseason. Hamlin is coming off his worst result in the playoffs (11th at Texas) but he has four Top-5 finishes in seven postseason events.
Third on the betting board is Kyle Busch at +600, who started slowly in the playoffs but has three Top-10 results in his last four races — plus he claimed the checkered flag earlier this season at Kansas and has four Top-5 results in his last six races at this track.
Chase Elliott (+800) sits fourth, coming off a seventh-place finish at Texas, while William Byron — who placed second last weekend — rounds out the Top 5 at +900.
How to bet on NASCAR
The most popular way to bet on NASCAR is by simply picking the winner of a race, which is also referred to as an outright. There are plenty of other ways to wager, including betting on whether or not a driver will finish in the Top 3 or Top 10 of a race.
Another popular betting option is head-to-head matchup betting, where sportsbooks pair up two drivers and you choose who you think will finish better in the race, which is far easier than trying to select someone to win out of a field of approximately 40 drivers. For tips on NASCAR betting check out our How to Bet NASCAR page.