We're on the home stretch of the NASCAR playoffs — well into the Round of 8, leaving us an octet of drivers that still have NASCAR betting odds for the Cup Series Championship.
The surviving drivers have one race left to find themselves within the Top 4 of the points standings... and a spot in the NASCAR Championship.
With the second Round-of-8 race in the books, here are the latest odds to win the NASCAR Cup Series.
NASCAR Cup Series odds
|Driver||Odds to win NASCAR Cup Series|
|Martin Truex Jr.||+800|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook as of October 25, 2021.
NASCAR Cup Series favorites
After a small stumble (at least by his standards) in the Round of 12, Kyle Larson (+150) claimed victory in each of the past three races to bolster his NASCAR points lead. Larson has dominated the Cup Series all season, leading all drivers with nine wins and 19 Top-5 finishes. He's finished seventh or better in nine of his last 11 races, so he just continues to set the standard for excellence in 2021.
While Larson is the clear favorite, Chase Elliot (+350) has had a great season himself. He's won twice this year, and has racked up 14 Top-5 finishes and 20 Top-10 finishes. Elliot finished second at the Hollywood Casino 400 this past weekend catapluting himself into second place in the standings.
Denny Hamlin (+400) has had a great playoff push and refuses to go quietly. Hamlin hadn't won a race in the 2021 season... then the playoffs happened. He's already claimed two victories in seven postseason races and has finished inside the Top 10 in all but one race.
Moving into the top half of the remaining odds board is Martin Truex Jr. (+800). Treux Jr. finished seventh at the Hollywood Casino 400 and has put together a solid season to this point with four wins, 11 Top-5 finishes, and 18 Top-10 finishes.
One last notable is Ryan Blaney, who has fallen out of the top betting favorites after the Hollywood Casino 400. A week ago, he sat second on both the Cup Series odds board as well as in the Cup Standings, but after not finishing the race in Kansas, drops to fifth in the Cup Standings, and sixth here on the odds board.
How to bet on NASCAR futures odds
The most popular way to bet NASCAR futures is by simply picking the winner of the NASCAR Cup Series which is awarded at the end of the NASCAR playoffs. The champion is crowned via a points system based on the final race results of each driver.
With a field of more than 40 drivers, NASCAR Cup Series Championship odds can pay out very well even if you wager on favorites. For bettors that want to increase their chances of winning, some sportsbooks even offer NASCAR futures odds on finishing in the Top 3 at the end of the Cup Series.
For more information on NASCAR betting check out our How to Bet NASCAR page.
Where can I bet on the NASCAR Cup Series?
As the top car racing competition in the United States, most online sportsbooks and casinos offer odds to win the NASCAR Cup Series. Check out the best sportsbooks available where you live.