Ally 400 2022 Betting Preview/Prop Pick
23 June 2022
The 2022 Ally 400 is the next race in the NASCAR Cup Series and could be one of the most important races of the year. With a season that has been uncertain for many drivers, this is a great opportunity to take over.
This race will be held at the Nashville Superspeedway in Tennessee, and the second time this event has hosted the race. Below you can see which drivers could succeed.
Date: Sun, Jun 26, 4:00 PM
Watch on: NBC
Track: Nashville Superspeedway
Since there is only the 2021 race to compare to, the best thing for bettors to look at is other races similar to Nashville. These tracks include Darlington and Dover.
While the betting favorites might seem like easy picks, it is worth mentioning how volatile this season has been for some of the greats. This race is arguably going to have a lot of ups and downs.
Head to Head Matchup to Watch
Kyle Busch (192.887) and Ross Chastain (193.363) are some of the most compelling options to consider here. They both have great history on tracks like this and have been dominant as of late.
Chastain was a runner-up here last year and was third at Dover. For Busch, he has been excellent with three top three out of the last four races this season.
Dunkel Index For This Event
The Dunkel Index is showing these top 10 drivers that could win this event. The following ten are:
1 Kyle Busch 192.887
2 Ross Chastain 193.363
3 Ryan Blaney 193.993
4 Chase Elliott 195.505
5 Wiliam Byron 195.611
6 Denny Hamlin 195.955
7 Tyler Reddick 196.336
8 Alex Bowman 196.623
9 Joey Logano 196.942
10 Kyle Larson 197.571
*index is subject to changes
Drivers That Could Win
Kyle Larson (197.571) is currently seventh in the Cup Series standings and is the type of driver where that would eat him alive. He has shown in the past that he is capable of winning, but this season has been a mixed bag.
Larson won last year here and dominated at similar tracks like Bristol and Dover. However, he placed sixth at Dover and 36th at Darlington, so this could go either way.
Chase Elliott (195.505) is currently the top dog in the Cup Series race but was disqualified last year here, so there is not much to look at in track history. However, he won at Dover and was fifth at Darlington earlier this year, so that should give him some positive momentum in a similar track once again.
Potential Winning Pick
If you want someone that is consistent on tracks like these and a driver that has been dominant over the last five races, then Kyle Busch (192.887) should warrant some attention. He has two Xfinity Series wins here, two Truck Series wins here and has been in the top three finishes out of the last four recent races.
Head-To-Head Matchup: Denny Hamlin (-120) OVER Joey Logano
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Hamlin with a 34th finish at WWT Raceway followed by a 31st at Sonoma. But prior to that the No. 11 car had three straight Top 5 finishes capped off with his second win of the season and 48th career victory at Charlotte.
Like Hamlin, Logano has taken the checkered flag twice this season with the most recent coming at WWT Raceway. But he’s been inconsistent as well with the win bookended with a 20th at Charlotte and 17th at Sonoma.
With Hamlin rated No. 6 in this week’s Dunkel Index and Logano No. 9, both drivers will be looking to improve on recent performances and are viable shots to win, but take the No. 11 car (-120) to have the edge in this matchup on Sunday at Nashville Superspeedway.
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