The 10th race on the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule runs this coming Sunday, April 24 with the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 from Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama (TV—FOX, RADIO—MRN, SiriusXM; 3 pm EDT/2 pm CDT/12 pm PDT).
The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Geico 500 is a 188-lap, 500-mile race on a tri-oval 2.66 mile (4.28 km) very steep-banked track that is situated on the former Anniston Air Force Base in Lincoln, Alabama and the track is the NASCAR circuit’s longest oval track.
The Weather forecast from The Weather Channel and weather.com for Talladega on Sunday is currently calling for Partly Cloudy conditions, a High of 84° with 5 to 10 mph SSE Winds, and intervals of Clouds and Sunshine throughout the day there.
Last Sunday at Bristol in a more than freaky finish at the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race, Kyle Busch benefitted from race leader Tyler Reddick being wrecked by Chase Briscoe on the last turn, allowing the elder Busch brother to win his 60th race.
NASCAR Cup Series Heads to Talladega Sunday Afternoon
NASCAR Cup Series icon Dale Earnhat had 76 wins on the circuit and two-time champion Busch (15/1 to win Geico 500, BetOnline) is the leading active race-winner with Kevin Harvick second with 58 checkered flags in his career.
The two-time titleholder remains ninth on the all-time NASCAR Cup Series wins list but is now 16 away from seven-time champ Dale Earnhardt. The next-closest active competitor on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit is Kevin Harvick (16/1) with 58.
Up until that race in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, we had seen different Drivers win every week starting with Rookie Austin Cindric who shocked the vast majority of Auto Racing (28/1) fans when he won the 2022 Daytona 500 at those longshot odds.
.@TALLADEGA. Enough said. pic.twitter.com/fCBoGIrVs4
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 20, 2022
The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Regular Season will come to an end on Saturday, August 27 with the 2022 Coke Zero Sugar 400 from the Daytona Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, and this NASCAR Cup Series season is the first using the new NextGen cars.
The 2022 NASCAR Playoffs will rev up with the CookOut Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC, on September 4 and will end in the Sonoran Desert with the NASCAR Series Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, AZ on November 6.
Oddsmakers the esteemed Auto Racing sportsbook BetOnline has last year’s champ Kyle Larson as the 10/1 co-favorite to win on Sunday in the Geico 500 along with Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano at 11/1, with Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski both priced at 12/1 odds.
There are four drivers currently priced at 12 in this betting market four days out at BetOnline in two-time winner this year William Byron +1200, Kyle Busch +1200, Chase Briscoe +1200, and Tyler Reddick +1200 with Ryan Blaney and Denny Hamlin at 14/1.
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Here are the Futures (Outright winner) odds for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Geico 500 as well as the Championship odds and the past 20 winners of the Geico 500 race at Talledega Superspeedway as we see the 10th race on the circuit set in Dixie this weekend.
The next and 11th race on the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series will be the DuraMAX Drydene 400 presented By RelaDyne set to run from Dover Motor Speedway, in Dover, Delaware on Sunday, May 1 (TV—FS1, RADIO—MRN, SiriusXM; 3 pm EDT/2 pm CDT/12 pm PDT).
2022 NASCAR Cup Series Geico 500 Winner Odds
Ryan Blaney +1000
Kyle Larson +1000
Joey Logano +1100
Denny Hamlin +1200
Brad Keselowski +1200
Chase Elliott +1400
Austin Cindric +1400
Chase Briscoe +1400
Kyle Busch +1600
Kevin Harvick +1600
Bubba Wallace Jr +1600
William Byron +1800
Alex Bowman +2000
Aric Almirola +2000
Kurt Busch +2200
Tyler Reddick +2200
Ross Chastain +2500
Chris Buescher +2500
Martin Truex Jr +2800
Christopher Bell +2800
Austin Dillon +2800
Ricky Stenhouse Jr +2800
Michael McDowell +2800
Daniel Suárez +4000
Cole Custer +4000
Harrison Burton +5000
Erik Jones +5000
Justin Haley +6600
Todd Gilliland +8000
Daniel Hemric +8000
Ty Dillon +8000
Corey Lajoie +10000
Noah Gragson +10000
David Ragan +10000
Landon Cassill +30000
Greg Biffle +50000
Cody Ware +100000
JJ Yeley +100000
BJ McLeod +100000
NASCAR Cup Series Geico 500 Race Winners 2000-2021
2021—Brad Keselowksi (Ford), Team Penske
2020—Ryan Blaney (Ford), Team Penske
2019—Chase Elliott (Chevrolet), Hendrick Motorsports
2018—Joey Logano (Ford), Team Penske
2017—Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Ford), Roush Fenway Racing
2016—Brad Keselowksi (Ford), Team Penske
2015—Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Chevrolet), Hendrick Motorsports
2014—Denny Hamlin (Toyota), Joe Gibbs Racing
2013—David Ragan (Ford), Front Row Motorsports
2012—Brad Keselowksi (Dodge), Penske Racing
2011—Jimmie Johnson (Chevrolet), Hendrick Motorsports
2010—Kevin Harvick (Chevrolet), Richard Childress Racing
2009—Brad Keselowksi (Dodge), Penske Racing
2008—Kyle Busch (Toyota), Joe Gibbs Racing
2007—Jeff Gordon (Chevrolet), Hendrick Motorsports
2006—Jimmie Johnson (Chevrolet), Hendrick Motorsports
2005—Jeff Gordon (Chevrolet), Hendrick Motorsports
2004—Jeff Gordon (Chevrolet), Hendrick Motorsports
2003—Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Chevrolet), Hendrick Motorsports
2002—Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Chevrolet), Hendrick Motorsports
2001—Bobby Hamilton (Chevrolet) Andy Petree Racing
2000—Jeff Gordon (Chevrolet), Hendrick Motorsports
2022 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Winner Odds
Kyle Larson +475
Chase Elliott +675
William Byron +750
Kyle Busch +775
Denny Hamlin +900
Ryan Blaney +900
Martin Truex Jr +1200
Joey Logano +1200
Ross Chastain +1200
Alex Bowman +1400
Kevin Harvick +1800
Tyler Reddick +1800
Chase Briscoe +2200
Christopher Bell +2500
Austin Cindric +2800
Kurt Busch +4000
Daniel Suárez +4000
Brad Keselowski +6600
Austin Dillon +6600
Bubba Wallace Jr +10000
Aric Almirola +10000
Erik Jones +10000
Justin Haley +15000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr +15000
Chris Buescher +15000
Cole Custer +20000
Harrison Burton +30000
Todd Gilliland +30000
Michael McDowell +50000
Corey Lajoie +50000
Cody Ware +100000
Top 16 in 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Standings
1—William Byron (295 points)
2—Alex Bowman (273 points)
3—Kyle Busch (273 points)
4—Chase Briscoe (220 points)
5—Ross Chastain (250 points)
6—Kyle Larson (249 points)
7—Austin Cindric (222 points)
8—Denny Hamlin (159 points)
9—Chase Elliott (324 points)
10—Ryan Blaney (321 points)
11—Joey Logano (303 points)
12—Martin Truex Jr. (253 points)
13—Tyler Reddick (241 points)
14—Aric Almirola (237 points)
15—Kevin Harvick (225 points)
16—Christopher Bell (220 points)
With Fords Dominant at Talladega, Backing Blaney at 9/1
Bristol Motor Speedway always delivers and it did so in odd fashion in the ninthe race of the season, but a win is a win? One can’t help but feel a little bit sorry for Tyler Reddick backers (12/1 to win 2022 Brsitol Food City Dirt Race) after the way that one ended.
So Reddick (18/1 to win 2022 GEICO 500) was given a bad Love Tap by Chase Briscoe (22/1) on the last turn in Tennesse, and Kyle Busch (12/1) was in the right place in the right time and win in a rare spot where Lady Luck has a party in the race and wager outcome.
So another double-digit odds driver wins a race in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, and the beat goes on and the engines keep revving with the new NextGen cars and unpredictability being the only predictable thing on and off the race track.
One driver to keep your eye on and maybe back in the Futures market at Talladega on Sunday is Ryan Blaney (9/1 to win 2022 GEICO 500), a member of Team Penske and a 28-year-old Ohio native who has yet to win a Race this year but has the most Poles (3).
Blaney (321 points) also has six Top 10 finishes, tied for the most this season, so expect the No. 12 Mustang to be in the mix at Talladega Superspeedway and some young fan in the stands maybe getting the checkered flag from Blaney after he captures his first victory?
And Blaney (4 Top 5s), also won this race two years ago, and when you think about the fact that Ford has won five of the last six GEICO 500s and that Team Penske has been in Victory Lane in four of the last six years, backing Blaney in this spot makes some sense.
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— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 20, 2022
William Byron (+750) is the leader in the standings and after winning the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 from Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia, Byron became the relatively new season’s first two-time winner.
Byron—who has four Top 5 finishes his NASCAR season—was also the winner of the 2022 NASCAR Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia at 14/1 odds in the Future book and is now at +750 to win the Championship.
Expect Kyle Larson (+475) and Chase Elliott (+675) to be in the Top 10 and maybe win here, but to thin last week’s freak-winner at Bristol Kyle Busch (+775) can win here seems like a stretch and Denny Hamlin (9/1) and Blaney (9/1) seems better risks in Alabama.
Top sportsbook BetOnline lists three drivers at 12/1 odds right now (Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, and Ross Chastain) with Alex Bowman at 14/1 and capable of winning the 2002 NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 and there are two drivers at 18/1 (Kevin Harvick and Tyler Reddick).
Chase Briscoe (22/1), Christopher Bell (25/1), Daytona 500 winner Austin Cindric (28/1), Kurt Busch (40/1), Daniel Suárez (40/1), and Austin Dillion (66/1) are all longer shots, as is last year’s GEICO 500 winner, Brad Keselowski (66/1). Can he repeat? Yes? Will he? No.
With the Ford’s doings so well in the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talledega Superspeedway and Blaney due to win one, let’s saddle up with the Mustang and Blaney and Team Penske who have won this race four of the last six runnings here at Dega.
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Kevin Stott is a sports writer who has covered the Sports Gambling industry for over 20 years, handicapping sporting events for SportsbookReview, Gaming Today and Bleacher/Report and was an award-winning writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s View Newspapers. Stott is an avid sports bettor and a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. …
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