Updated Best Bets for Kansas


The Cup Series travels to Kansas Speedway this weekend. The story of the 2024 season has been about the battle between Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing. Will that trend continue this week? There have been four races at Kansas in the Gen-7 car and 23XI Racing has won three of them. The Sportsbooks made Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson and Tyler Reddick the heavy favorites for the race Sunday (as they should be). I knew the odds would not move too much on these three drivers, so I did not bet them to win the race early in the week. Now that we have seen practice and we know where each driver will start the race, I will add a few drivers to my card this week.

I already have CHASE ELLIOTT (+900), BUBBA WALLACE (+1600) and ALEX BOWMAN (+2500) on my betting card.

* I have $60 left from my $100 budget. Here is how I will be spending the remaining funds on the Advent Health 400

* The race at Kansas is KYLE LARSON’S race to win based on what we have seen at Kansas in the Gen-7 car and what we saw in practice Saturday. I cannot bet him at +250. Larson has a habit of leading all of the laps and then losing the race at the end. I will bet that he does it again Sunday and fade the No. 5 car.


DENNY HAMLIN (+450): Hamlin opened at +400 and now he is +450 after he qualified 14th. Hamlin finished 2nd from the 14th position last year, so I am not too worried about his starting position. Hamlin has been on a hot streak this year and Kansas ranks as his 2nd-best track. I am betting Hamlin simply to get some of my money back if his car comes to life in the final 50 laps like it has numerous times this year.


TYLER REDDICK (+750): Reddick opened up at +600 and now he is +750, so it was a good idea to wait to bet on Reddick. He had the fastest car in practice, but he got loose in qualifying, so now Reddick will start 15th. Reddick will ride the wall and pass many cars on his way to the front Sunday. He is just too good at Kansas to leave off of your card this week.


WILLIAM BYRON (+1000): Byron opened up at +700 and now he is at +1000. I am glad I waiting until after qualifying to add Byron to my card. He had the 2nd-fastest car in practice and the fastest car on the 10-lap average speed chart. Byron overdrove the car in qualifying and he got into the wall. Now he will start from the back Sunday. Byron has plenty of time and plenty of speed to get to the front and win the race Sunday. He is a good bet at his current price.




Good luck Sunday!

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