The ninth race on the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule will come on Sunday, April 17 with the running of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race from Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee (TV—FOX, RADIO—PRN; 7 pm ET/6pm CT/4 pm PT).
The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race is a 250-lap, 125½-mile race contested on the fun and shorter 0.533-mile oval track and Joey Logano and Team Penske are the defending champs. The Race was changed to a Dirt surface with 2021 running.
The Weather forecast from The Weather Channel and weather.com for Bristol on Sunday night is currently calling for Clouds, a Low of 44° with 5-10 mph ENE Winds and an 80% chance of rain, so the nasty and coldish Weather may matter as much as the short track.
Last Sunday in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 from Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia, William Byron became the season’s first two-time winner and grabbed the points lead with a pleasant trip into Victory Lane.
Byron—who has four top 10 finishes so far this still somewhat young 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 betting odds in the Future book.
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 fans when he won the 2022 Daytona 500 at longshot odds of 28/1 odds.
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.
We’re putting this show on dirt! 😤
Get ready for an action-packed weekend at @BMSupdates! pic.twitter.com/sZHHAMYoDT
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 11, 2022
On September 4, the 2022 NASCAR Playoffs will rev up with the CookOut Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC, and will end in the Sonoran Desert with the NASCAR Series Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, AZ on November 6.
NASCAR Oddsmakers have last year’s Points winner Kyle Larson as the 4/1 favorite to win on the dirt on Sunday night at Bristol with Christopher Bell at 8/1, Joey Logano at 10/1, and Chase Elliott at 11/1 odds to win.
BetOnline has four drivers currently priced at 12 in this betting market four days out from the race 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 for your online handicapping pleasure are the Futures odds for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race, the top 16 in the NASCAR standings now, odds for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Standings, and the past 20 winners of the Food City Dirt Race.
2022 NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race Odds
Kyle Larson +400
Christopher Bell +800
Joey Logano +1000
Chase Elliott +1100
William Byron +1200
Kyle Busch +1200
Chase Briscoe +1200
Tyler Reddick +1200
Ryan Blaney +1400
Denny Hamlin +1400
Martin Truex Jr +1400
Alex Bowman +1800
Ross Chastain +2000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr +2000
Daniel Suárez +2200
Kevin Harvick +2500
Bubba Wallace +3300
Kurt Busch +4000
Austin Dillon +4000
Brad Keselowski +4000
Austin Cindric +5000
Erik Jones +5000
Aric Almirola +6600
Michael McDowell +6600
Chris Buescher +8000
Cole Custer +10000
Ty Dillon +10000
Justin Allgaier +25000
Todd Gilliland +25000
Noah Gragson +25000
Harrison Burton +30000
Corey Lajoie +100000
Cody Ware +100000
Josh Williams +100000
JJ Yeley +100000
All the action leading up to Sunday’s A-Main.@BMSupdates | #ItsDirtBaby pic.twitter.com/ppQfESP27A
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 13, 2022
NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race Winners 2000-2021
2021—Joey Logano (Ford), Team Penske
2020—Brad Keselowksi (Ford), Team Penske
2019—Kyle Busch (Toyota), Joe Gibbs Racing
2018—Kyle Busch (Toyota), Joe Gibbs Racing
2017—Jimmie Johnson (Chevrolet), Hendrick Motorsports
2016—Carl Edwards (Toyota), Joe Gibbs Racing
2015—Matt Kenseth (Toyota), Joe Gibbs Racing
2014—Carl Edwards (Ford), Roush Fenway Racing
2013—Kasey Kahne (Chevrolet), Hendrick Motorsports
2012—Brad Keselowksi (Dodge), Joe Gibbs Racing
2011—Kyle Busch (Toyota), Joe Gibbs Racing
2010—Jeff Burton (Chevrolet), Richard Childress Racing
2009—Kyle Busch (Toyota), Joe Gibbs Racing
2008—Jeff Burton (Chevrolet), Richard Childress Racing
2007—Kyle Busch (Chevrolet), Hendrick Motorsports
2006—Kurt Busch (Dodge) Penske Racing
2005—Kevin Harvick (Chevrolet), Richard Childress Racing
2004—Kurt Busch (Ford) Roush Racing
2003—Kurt Busch (Ford) Roush Racing
2002—Kurt Busch (Ford) Roush Racing
2001—Elliott Sadler (Ford) Wood Brothers Racing
2000—Rusty Wallace (Ford) Penske Racing
2022 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Winner Odds
Kyle Larson +500
Chase Elliott +650
William Byron +700
Denny Hamlin +900
Ryan Blaney +1000
Kyle Busch +1000
Joey Logano +1200
Martin Truex Jr. +1200
Alex Bowman +1400
Ross Chastain +1600
Kevin Harvick +1600
Tyler Reddick +2000
Chase Briscoe +2500
Christopher Bell +2800
Austin Cindric +2800
Kurt Busch +4000
Daniel Suárez +4000
Austin Dillon +8000
Brad Keselowski +8000
Aric Almirola +10000
Bubba Wallace Jr. +15000
Justin Haley +20000
Chris Buescher +25000
Cole Custer +25000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +25000
D I R T pic.twitter.com/dzmciSMmjQ
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 12, 2022
Top 16 in 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Standings
1—William Byron (276 points)
2—Ross Chastain (237 points)
3—Alex Bowman (237 points)
4—Chase Briscoe (220 points)
5—Kyle Larson (201 points)
6—Austin Cindric (201 points)
7—Denny Hamlin (157 points)
8—Chase Elliott (288 points)
9—Ryan Blaney (285 points)
10—Joey Logano (261 points)
11—Martin Truex Jr. (237 points)
12—Aric Almirola (223 points)
13—Kevin Harvick (222 points)
14—Kyle Busch (221 points)
15—Tyler Reddick (202 points)
16—Austin Dillon (197 points)
Sticking With a Chevrolet and Hendrick to Win at Bristol?
The iconic Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee went from concrete to dirt in the 2021 Food City Dirt Race, and although Longshots have done very well this 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, expect one of the top eight on the oddsboard to win here.
The NASCAR Cup Series Driver’s Championship is a wide open betting market and two-time 2022 winner Byron is now the third favorite to win the points title, behind defending circuit champion Larson (5/1) and my favorite to win, Chase Elliott (+650).
Larson (4/1) is the favorite here but Christopher Bell (8/1), last year’s winner Joey Logano (10/1), Elliott (11/1), and Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron (12/1), and Kyle Busch (12/1) have just as good of a chance as Larson to see the checkered flag.
And Phoenix winner Chase Briscoe (12/1), Tyler Reddick (12/1), Ryan Blaney (14/1), Richmond winner Denny Hamlin (14/1), and Martin Truex Jr (14/1) could also surprise and provide the nice payout with a win on the dirt on Sunday in the Volunteer State.
Spin your tires on it 😤 #ItsDirtBaby pic.twitter.com/YB0vuKeaDn
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 13, 2022
And Alex Bowman (18/1), Austin winner Ross Chastain (20/1), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (20/1), Daniel Suárez (22/1), Kevin Harvick (25/1) and Bubba Wallace (33/1) and their respective teams will all have high expectations but it seems only Bowman can find a way to victory.
Rick Hendrick and Hendrick Motorsports proudly claim the last two NASCAR Series Cup champions in defending holder Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott (12/1 to win the Food City Dirt Race) and we may see a Hendrick driver winning at Bristol this coming weekend.
Hendrick teammates Larson, Byron, Elliott, and Bowman are a quartet to be reckoned with this season but can Elliott—looking for his second title in three seasons—win on the Dirt? And can Chevrolet win here with just one win in the last eight races at Bristol?
With Toyotas winning four of the last seven Food City Dirt Race, let’s gamble here on the second odds favorite in 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champ Christopher Bell in his No. 20 Toyota Camry at 8/1 odds (or better) to win one for Joe Gibbs Racing.
2022 NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race Winner Free Pick:
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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