We are creeping up on the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at the Phoenix Raceway. Formerly known as Phoenix International Raceway, the Phoenix Raceway is located in Avondale, Arizona not far from Phoenix. The track is a one-mile, low-banked tri-oval racetrack that is currently owned and operated by NASCAR. It has been the home of the Instacart 500 and Season Final 500 for years now. Phoenix is one of the few tracks this year that will be home to two races this year. The race will be 312 laps for 312 miles. This race is currently sold out but you can still watch and bet from the comfort of your own home using on of our US sportsbooks!
The top ten drivers from the standings are:
- Kyle Larson
- Chase Elliot
- Denny Hamlin
- Kyle Busch
- Ryan Blaney
- Martin Truex Jr
- Brad Keselowski
- Joey Logano
- Kevin Harvick
- William Byron
NASCAR Betting Odds
The odds currently for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Championship are Kyle Larson at +150, Chase Elliot at +350, Denny Hamlin at +400, Martin Truex Jr +800, Kyle Busch +900, Ryan Blaney +1000, Brad Keselowski at +2000 and Joey Logano at +3000. These odds were updated Tuesday the 26th at 10:15 AM ET from DraftKings.
Kyle Larson just won the Busch Pole Award for the Martinsville playoff race, leading to his +150 favor to win the Series Cup.
Hendrick Motorsports is currently leading the way with Chase Elliot and Kyle Larson being in the #1 and #2 spot driving Chevrolet. Joe Gibbs Racing and Penske Racing are also in the top 5 with Stewart-Haas racing and Chip Ganassi racing also being in the top 10. The team in last place is Beard Motorsports. The most successful team of this season is Hendrix with their top two drivers being at +150 and +350 to take it all home.
These drivers will take on a tough challenge this week with the turns at Phoenix being notoriously tough, being one of the most deceiving and difficult tracks in the NASCAR circuit. The turns are between 8 and 9 degrees and can trip up drivers who aren’t suspecting it in turns 1 and 2. Turns 3 and 4 are at 10 to 11 degrees and 9 degrees on the front stretch.
Tyler Reddick, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch and Michael McDowell were all eliminated at Bristol a few weeks back and we are waiting to see who gets eliminated this Sunday in Martinsville. Blaney, Truex, Keselowski and Logano are all on the fringes of being eliminated, so this weekend at Martinsville is going to be insane to say the least.