NASCAR Cup Series Championship Betting Preview

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The elimination race at Martinsville Speedway recently provided a lot of answers. Now, the “Championship 4” is set for Sunday to answer one last question, as the finale takes place at Phoenix Raceway.

The Championship 4 is composed of Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. These drivers will battle it out for the title.

Betting Overview

If you are new to NASCAR, the way that the Championship 4 works is that one of these drivers does not have to necessarily win the race to be crowned the champion. All the potential winner has to do is finish ahead of the other three eligible contenders.

Below you will see how the Championship 4 have performed at Phoenix, as well as at New Hampshire and Richmond tracks that are similar flat tracks in nature for this season.

  • Brad Keselowski: two wins, averaging 4.3 place
  • Joey Logano: one win, averaging 2.7 place
  • Chase Elliott: no wins, averaging 7th place
  • Denny Hamlin: no wins, averaging 11.3 place

Looking at the three combined races for these tracks, you will see that Keselowski leads with two wins. Next up is Logano, as he has the best average finish of the Championship 4 and a win here at Phoenix earlier this year.

Dunkel Index Top 10 Picks For NASCAR Cup Championship

The following are the top 10 drivers who could potentially win this event at the season finale:

  • Kevin Harvick 80.001
  • Chase Elliott 81.367
  • Alex Bowman 82.955
  • Joey Logano 84.314
  • Kyle Busch 84.533
  • Ryan Blaney 85.486
  • Denny Hamlin 86.782
  • Martin Truex Jr. 86.890
  • Brad Keselowski 88.019
  • Erik Jones 88.862

Drivers That Could Win

Brad Keselowski (88.019)

Keselowski has had some dominant performances at New Hampshire and Richmond this year. Now, he is arguably a top pick for the Championship 4 drivers.

He finished 11th at Phoenix in March, but the numbers reveal that he was actually better than the 11th-best car, as he finished with the second-most laps led and the third-most fast laps.

Joey Logano (84.314)

Logano has performed well on tracks like these, especially this year. He is also coming off a very solid performance, placing third in the recent Xfinity 500 right behind Elliott.

Chase Elliott (81.367)

Elliott is coming off a victory at the Xfinity 500 and will now make a final push to try and win the Cup Series finale. He is also favored to win this event across most markets, so it is reasonable to make him your choice.

Winner of NASCAR Cup Series Championship

Joey Logano (84.314)

Logano has been right where he needs to be in a lot of races this year, putting up a lot of excellent finishes. Placing third in the Xfinity 500 and now leading up to this one, he should be able to close it out and be your next NASCAR Cup Series champion.



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