NASCAR Verizon 200 Odds: Elliott's Road Dominance Makes Him Favorite

Kyle Larson may be dominating the NASCAR Cup Series this season, but he's not the betting favorite to win the 2021 Verizon 200 at The Brickyard — that would be Chase Elliott, who is simply masterful when it comes to navigating road courses.

Posted: Aug 10, 2021 9:33 AM ET Updated: Aug 10, 2021 9:33 AM ET Read Time: 4 min
NASCAR driver Chase Elliott
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NASCAR betting odds returned last week, and the action continues this weekend when we head to the Brickyard for the Verizon 200.

After a slight mini-slump, Kyle Larson seems to be back on track as he continues his assault on the Cup Series circuit — but is he in a class of his own on the NASCAR odds board for what will be one of the seven road course races this season?

Find out below when we look at the NASCAR Verizon 200 odds, from Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, with the green flag dropping Sunday, August 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Verizon 200 odds

Driver Odds to win
Chase Elliott +200
Kyle Larson +350
Martin Truex Jr. +600
Kyle Busch +900
Denny Hamlin +1,200
Christopher Bell +1,800
A.J. Allmendinger +2,000
William Byron +2,000
Joey Logano +2,500
Kevin Harvick +2,800
Alex Bowman +3,000
Austin Cindric +3,000
Ryan Blaney +3,500
Chase Briscoe +3,500
Ross Chastain +4,000
Tyler Reddick +4,000
Brad Keselowski +4,000
Kurt Busch +4,000
Matt DiBenedetto +6,000
Michael McDowell +8,000
Aric Almirola +8,000
Chris Buescher +10,000
Austin Dillon +13,000
Cole Custer +13,000
Daniel Suarez +15,000
Erik Jones +15,000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +20,000
Ryan Preece +25,000
Bubba Wallace +25,000
Ryan Newman +25,000

Odds courtesy of DraftKings as of August 10, 2021.

Favorites to win the Verizon 200

When it comes to road courses, nobody has been more consistent than Chase Elliott, who is the favorite this weekend at +200. Elliott has finished in the Top 2 in nine of his last 10 road courses, including six wins, and was runner-up at last weekend's road race at Watkins Glen.

After going into the midsummer break on a slump (by his standards), Kyle Larson got right back to his usual winning ways last weekend, but Elliott's dominance on road courses forces Larson to the number two spot at +350. The Cup Series points co-leader (and favorite to win the Cup Series championship), Larson struggled on road courses early in his career, but has won two of his last three road events and finished Top 2 in three of his last four.

Martin Truex Jr. (+600) holds the third spot on the odds board, with three Top-10 finishes (including two third-place results) in his last four races overall and three straight Top-10 finishes on road courses.

The Top 5 is rounded out by Kyle Busch (+900) and points co-leader Denny Hamlin.

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.

Where can I bet on NASCAR?

You can bet on NASCAR odds at most online and casino sportsbooks, including NASCAR race winner, Top 3, and Top-10 finish odds. Head over to our top sportsbooks to bet on NASCAR odds in your area.

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