NASCAR All-Star Race Odds, Expert Picks & Betting Tips
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Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes the rule book for Sunday’s NASCAR All-Star Race in Fort Worth. Six stages, lineups determined by random draw, one total field inversion, one random field inversion, lowest cumulative finisher from the first four stages being moved to the front – so how will all that impact NASCAR betting?
Yeah, it’s crazy. But so is this exhibition, designed to mimic a night at a short track, with a $1 million check waiting for the winner. The good news for bettors is that it’s a very limited field, with only about half the cars of a regular Cup Series event.
That means unpredictability, yes, but also more favorable NASCAR odds than you might find for a standard race, and fewer back-markers to cause mayhem for everyone else. Kyle Larson – who’s won two straight races, and hasn’t finished worse than second since May 2 – is the favorite with the top sportsbooks for the non-points event, which he won in 2019.
But most of the field is capable of winning on Sunday, and the wacky rules will make it tough for even the best cars to stay out front in clean air all night.
NASCAR All-Star Race Odds
|Driver||Win||Top 3||Top 5|
|Martin Truex Jr.||+800||+225||+100|
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NASCAR All-Star Race Expert Picks and Predictions
Alex Bowman to Win, +1400
Larson is the odds favorite at sports betting sites, Chase Elliott (who won a relocated event at Bristol in 2020) is the defending champion and Hendrick Motorsports is the hottest team in the sport after going 1-2, 1-2, 1-2 and 1-2-3-4 over the past four weeks. Let’s keep the Hendrick roll going but chase a little more value with Bowman, who’s been great over the past month – four top-10s and a victory – even if he’s been overshadowed by his teammates.
Bowman’s also been very good at Texas, finishing fifth there in each of the past two seasons. With outstanding equipment and a solid recent track record behind him, Bowman is just the type of driver who could take advantage of one of these gimmicky inversions to win.
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NASCAR All-Star Race Betting Tips
This marks the first All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway, where Kyle Busch leads all active drivers with four victories, the most recent coming last year. Busch also has three wins at the big tri-oval since 2016, and he’s finished top-10 there in five of his last six starts, so it seems his performance at Texas tends to remain at a high level no matter how he’s running everywhere else.
Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin also have three wins each at Texas, although neither have won a points event so far this season. Christopher Bell finished third at Texas last time out and offers +600 odds to do it again.
And two drivers with excellent Texas track records, Tyler Reddick and Erik Jones, aren’t even in the field – they’ll have to win one of the stages in a preliminary race, the All-Star Open, or a fan vote, to earn a spot in the main event.
Larson, whose All-Star victory in 2019 came at Charlotte, has just one result better than 12th over his last five Texas starts – all of which came for Chip Ganassi, and not the far more potent Hendrick.
Likewise, Elliott has been 12th or worse in each of his last five starts in Fort Worth. Recent Hendrick performance, though, is tough to ignore. My top three odds to consider at DraftKings sportsbook would be Bowman to win at +1400, Larson top-three at +100, and Busch top-three at +225.
NASCAR All-Star Race Time, Date and TV
When: Sunday, June 13, 8 p.m.
Where: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth