The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series is NASCAR’s 74th season. This weekend’s Cook Out Southern 500 will be contested over 367 laps for a total of 1.366 miles (2.198 km). It will be the 27th race of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, the first race of the 2022 NASCAR playoffs and the first race of the Round of 16.
JefeBet brings you the list of drivers who can be the winners of this Sunday’s race, so you can prepare your bets.
Betting Preview for the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway NASCAR Cup Series Race on September 4, 2022
- Where: Darlington Raceway, South Carolina, United States.
- When: Sunday, September 4, 2022 at 6 p.m. ET.
Kyle Larson (Odds +600)
To start, our early favorite for this Sunday’s race is Kyle Larson. The California driver is in fourth place in the championship and has two wins this season, most recently at Go Bowling at the Glen. As one of the champions of the last month, he is one of the favorites for this new race.
Denny Hamlin (Odds +700)
On the other hand, we have Denny Hamlin. Except for the 2013 season, when a collision with Joey Logano damaged his lower back and kept him out for much of the early part of the season, Hamlin has competed in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs in every season he has competed full-time (16 seasons including 2022). This year he won both the Toyota Owners 400 and the Coca-Cola 600.
Chase Elliott (Odds +800)
Our latest favorite is Chase Elliott, the acting championship leader. This driver has 4 wins, 10 top 5, and 17 top 10. For now, he also leads the list of drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Of course, all this characterizes him as a favorite.
Joey Logano (Odds +800)
The first of our sleeper picks is Joey Logano. This driver trails Chase Elliott by 15 points and had wins in the Goodyear 400 and Enjoy Illinois 300. He has a total of 457 laps led with only three unfinished races. Consequently, he is great competition for the other drivers, as he is an expert in the top 5 and top 10 and in accumulating points.
Kyle Busch (Odds +900)
Kyle Busch is a driver who has quietly achieved significant consistency throughout the season. This has given him one win, 7 top 5, and 13 top 10. He is in 11th place in the playoffs and could significantly affect his opponents to perhaps win the race.
Martin Truex Jr. (Odds +1000)
Finally, our dark horse is Martin Truex Jr. who failed to qualify for the playoffs and was left behind by one position in the standings. It is likely that in this race he will debut as champion this season, as the highest position he has had this year was 4th.
Our prediction is that Kyle Larson will dominate the race by returning to the podium once again for his third win of 2022. He was recently champion and the first race to start the playoffs will be important to add more points in the table and compete for the victory in the Championship. Because of this, we believe he will win the Cook Out Southern 500.