AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Odds, Picks: Round of 12 Kicks Off Deep In Heart of Texas
Three NASCAR playoff races have produced three different non-playoff winners, will that trend continue? Find out who we like to win with our AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 odds and picks.
For the first time in NASCAR playoff history, a driver in playoff contention did not win a race in the first round. In fact, all three had yet to win a race this year, making for a total of 19 unique winners on the season.
Some major names were eliminated from the postseason, including Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick. Despite no longer having a shot at the championship, they are not excluded from trying to collect as many checkered flags as they can before the season ends.
Here are our picks for the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 based on the odds at our top-rated sportsbooks (odds via Barstool Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook).
AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Info
Where: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
When: Sunday, Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m. ET
How to watch: NBC
Defending champion: Kyle Larson
AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Odds
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AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Picks
- Kyle Larson (+700 via Barstool)
- Ryan Blaney (+1100 via FanDuel)
- Kevin Harvick (+2400 via FanDuel)
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Who Will Win the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Odds and Picks?
Kyle Larson comes in as a favorite to win this race solely on the strength of his success in last year’s playoff run. The No. 5 car dominated this race last season. Larson started on the pole, led 256 laps, including the final 218, and piloted his HendrickCars.com Chevrolet into victory lane.
In the midst of the chaos of the last two races, Larson has managed to piece together a couple of solid finishes. Last week, he ducked and dodged his way around numerous wrecks to a fifth-place finish at Bristol. Two weeks ago, he did the same in Kansas, hanging on to an eighth-place finish.
At 11-1, Ryan Blaney is a calculated longshot bet this week at Texas. His No. 12 Ford has finished inside the top 10 in seven of his last eight races here. He has had a competitive car on this track, as evidenced by the 255 laps he’s led in his last six races in Texas. In 2018, Blaney started on the pole, but was unable to hold Kevin Harvick off with 20 to go, settling for a runner-up finish.
Blaney is the only playoff driver that does not have a win this season. What’s more, he was able to advance to the Round of 12 despite that and even outlasted drivers with multiple wins on the year.
His price is a reflection of his inconsistent finishes over the last month. Blaney has had only one top-10 finish since Watkins Glen.
Harvick's list of accolades at just about every track reads like a novel, and that includes his history at Texas. Harvick has racked up 13 top-10 finishes in his last 14 races here, 10 of which were inside the top 5. Seven of those were top-3 finishes, including three wins. Last season, he fought his way to a fifth-place finish after rolling off of the starting grid in 24th place.
After two tough finishes outside of 30th place, Harvick is out of championship contention. This makes him a dangerous driver as he has nothing left to accomplish this year but to win races. The No. 4 team bounced back after back-to-back weeks of bad finishes earlier this season to win two straight races.
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AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 picks made 9/22/2022 at 9:03 p.m. ET