YellaWood 500 Odds: Denny Hamlin Favored For Third Win in Five Races

After not winning a race all season, Denny Hamlin has two wins in four Cup Series playoff races. The red-hot Hamlin, who is closing in on points leader Kyle Larson, is also the NASCAR betting favorite to win this weekend's YellaWood 500.

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2021 8:48 AM ET Read Time: 3 min
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NASCAR odds are on the board for the YellaWood400, the middle race of the Cup Series playoffs' Round of 12.

Championship favorite Kyle Larson finished 10th took last weekend at Las Vegas, letting the field cut down his points lead heading into this upcoming event — and he's not the favorite the weekend either.

Here are the latest YellaWood 500 odds, with the green flag set to drop Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. ET at Talladega SuperSpeedway.

YellaWood 500 Odds

Driver Odds to Win
Denny Hamlin +900
Joey Logano +1,000
Chase Elliott +1,000
Ryan Blaney +1,000
William Byron  +1,100
Kyle Larson +1,200
Brad Keselowski +1,200
Kyle Busch +1,500
Kevin Harvick +1,500
Alex Bowman +1,800
Aric Almirola +2,000
Kurt Busch +2,500
Austin Dillon +2,500
Martin Truex Jr. +2,500
Bubba Wallace +2,500
Matt DiBenedetto +2,500
Tyler Reddick +2,500
Justin Haley +3,000
Christopher Bell +3,000
Ross Chastain +3,000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +3,500
Erik Jones +4,000
Ryan Newman +4,000
Chris Buescher +4,000
Michael McDowell +4,000
Daniel Suarez +5,000
Ryan Preece +5,000
Cole Custer +5,000
Chase Briscoe +5,000
Corey Lajoie +6,000
Justin Allgaier +7,000
Anthony Alfredo +10,000
Landon Cassill +20,000
Cody Ware +40,000
David Starr +50,000
B.J. McLeod +50,000
Josh Bilicki +50,000
Quin Houff  +50,000
Garrett Smithley +50,000
Joey Gase +50,000

Odds courtesy of DraftKings as of September 28, 2021

Favorite to win the YellaWood 500

After winning last weekend at Las Vegas, Denny Hamlin is just 14 points back of the Cup Series lead and is the betting favorite this weekend at +900. After not winning a single race all season, Hamlin has two wins in four playoff races, plus a second-place finish and a ninth-place result. He is also the defending YellaWood 500 champion and has finished third or better in four of the last five editions of this race.

Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, and Ryan Blaney are in a three-way tie for second at +1,000.

Logano won this event in both 2015 and 2016 and hasn't finished worse than 11th in four postseason races this year. Elliott finished second last weekend at Las Vegas and has two Top-4 results in his last three events, while Blaney won this race in 2019 and has even Top-5 finishes (including two wins) in his last 10 races going into this weekend.

Rounding out the Top 5 is William Byron at +1,100, while current Cup Series points leader Kyle Larson is tied for sixth at +1,200 with Brad Keselowski.

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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