Okay NASCAR racing fanatics, with the first of two scheduled trips to North Carolina set for Sunday, May 26 when the 2019 Coca-Cola 600 gets underway live from Charlotte Motor Speedway, you’re going to be treated to one third of what is widely known as ‘The Greatest Day in Racing.’
Not only will the Coca Cola 600 be going down live, but the 2019 Grand Prix is taking place for Formula 1 fans and the beloved Indianapolis 500 will also take place this coming Sunday. You can wager on all of the exciting action in the NASCAR odds.
With the historic 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600 quickly approaching, let’s find out which five drivers look like they have the best chance of winning NASCAR’s annual longest race.
2019 Coca-Cola 600 Odds, Predictions & Picks
- When: Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM ET
- Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway
- TV: Fox, 5:30 PM ET
- Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
- Distance: 600 miles (400 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 100), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 200), Stage 3 (Ends on Lap 300), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 400)
- Live Stream: FoxSportsGo
Odds to Win the 2019 Coca-Cola 600
- Kyle Busch +260
- Kevin Harvick +400
- Martin Truex Jr. +700
- Brad Keselowski +700
- Joey Logano +750
- Chase Elliott +1000
- Clint Bowyer +1400
- Aric Almirola +1600
- Kyle Larson +2000
- Denny Hamlin +2000
- Ryan Blaney +2200
No. 5 Kyle Larson
- 2019 Coca-Cola 600 Odds: +2000
I know Larson is in 15t place in the NASCAR standings with one Top 5 finish and four Top 10 finishes, but I think the 26-year-old Californian is offering some solid value after winning the Monster Energy Open and ensuing All-Star race last weekend. Larson is talented and finished a respectable seventh here a year ago so he should have a big boost in confidence heading into this race.
No. 4 Denny Hamlin
- 2019 Coca-Cola 600 Odds: +2000
While the 38-year-old Hamlin has never won this event, I like the value he’s offering right now seeing as how he finished third a year ago, fifth in 2017 and fourth in 2016. Hamlin also finished second in this event in 2012. The Florida native is in sixth place in the NASCAR standings with two wins, six Top 5 finishes and eight Top 10 finishes.
No. 3 Martin Truex Jr.
- 2019 Coca-Cola 600 Odds: +700
Truex Jr. is sitting in seventh place in the NASCAR standings, but he won two of the last four races prior to the all-star break and excels on 1.5 mile tracks. The 2017 NASCAR champ has four Top 5 finishes this year and seven Top 10 finishes. Truex Jr. also won this race in 2017 and took the checkered flag at the Bank of America 400 on this track in the fall of 2017.
No. 2 Kevin Harvick
- 2019 Coca-Cola 600 Odds: +400
Harvick has yet to record his first win of the season, but he’s sitting in third place in the NASCAR standings with five Top 5 finishes and 8 Top 10 finishes. More importantly, Harvick has won this event twice (2011, 2013) while recording a pair of second place finishes (2014, 2016), plus he’s he won on this track in the fall of 2014 and is clearly ‘due’ for a win.
No. 1 Kyle Busch
- 2019 Coca-Cola 600 Odds: +260
Not only is Kyle Busch is the defending champ at the Coca-Cola 600, but he also finished second in 2017. The 34-year-old Las Vegas native also has a trio of third place finishes in this event. Busch has three wins this year, six Top 5 finishes and a whopping 11 Top 10 finishes overall. Make no mistake about it, Busch will be looking for a strong performance after finishing a distant 30th in Kansas and third in last weekend’s all-star race.