The NASCAR Cup Series moves to the American heartland, with the Kansas Speedway set to host Sunday’s AdventHealth 400. The race begins at 3:00 pm Eastern, with the broadcast on FS1. Last week, Joey Logano took the Goodyear 400 after pulling off a bash-and-run against William Byron, taking the lead on the next-to-last lap and winning for the first time in 40 races and for the first time ever at Darlington. Logano made his maneuver in response to earlier contact that he had received from Byron’s car, and while Byron felt that Logano went over the line near the end, Logano ended up with the win. Check out the NASCAR betting odds for this week’s race in Kansas as well as some observations about the race.
NASCAR News: Cup Series AdventHealth 400 Preview
Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott+700
William Byron, Ross Chastain, Martin Truex Jr+1000
Tyler Reddick, Alex Bowman+1600
Erik Jones, Kurt Busch+3500
Austin Cindric, Aric Almirola+6000
Daniel Suarez, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Austin Dillon+8000
Noah Gragson, Justin Haley, Chris Buescher, Bubba Wallace+15000
William Byron has a top-five and five top-ten finishes in eight races at Kansas. He came in sixth in the last race here, leading 57 laps. At Las Vegas, which is a similar track, he came in fifth. In 2016, he won a race at Kansas with the Camping World Truck Series.
Denny Hamlin has 27 career races at Kansas with three wins, nine top-five finishes and 349 total laps led. He has been even more dominant lately, with two wins in his last five races here. In 12 races so far in 2022, he only as one finish in the top ten – and that was the victory at Richmond. He seems to be getting faster each week, though. He has one career win at Kansas, way back in 2008 with the Xfinity Series.
Tyler Reddick has five career starts at Kansas with an average finish of 15. He had his best finish here in 2021, when he came in seventh. He tends to finish fast at intermediate tracks, and he offers some value for this race – but can he make the leap this time?
Chase Elliott has cracked the top five in half of his starts at Kansas, with a 9.8 average finish, ranking second among all active drivers. In his last seven races here, he has finished in the top six on six different occasions, including a win here in 2018.
Kurt Busch is an intriguing value pick, because he works his way up near the front almost every week, even though his wins are pretty rare. He has raced at Kansas 32 times in the Cup Series, and while he has never won here, he has five top-five finishes with an average finish of 15. He has led 276 laps here in his career.
Christopher Bell won at Kansas in 2017 with the Xfinity Series. In four starts here with the Cup Series, his average finish is 17. He doesn’t offer as much value as Busch, but he is still one of the darker horses among the contenders.
Martin Truex Jr has shown that his car can be elite several times this year, but he still has no wins and just two top-five finishes in 2022. In his last 10 starts at Kansas, he has nine top-ten finishes – including two victories here in 2017.
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