The NASCAR Cup Series is at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday for the 2022 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500. Green flag is scheduled to drop shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET (USA Network). Below we analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the 2022 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 odds, with NASCAR picks and predictions.
2022 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500: What you need to know
Tyler Reddick leads all active drivers with an 8.7 Average-Finish Position (AFP) in 3 career Cup starts in Texas Christopher Bell is 2nd among active drivers with a 9.0 AFP, including 2 top-5 runs after averaging a start of 19.7 in those races Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch has 4 wins at TMS, most among active drivers, while posting 14 top-5 finishes in his 31 Cup starts JGR’s Denny Hamlin is tied with Kevin Harvick for 2nd among active drivers with 3 Cup wins at Texas Chevrolet has been to Victory Lane in 2 of the previous 3 Cup races at Texas TrackHouse Racing’s Ross Chastain has struggled over the years in Texas, posting a dismal 27.6 AFP in 5 career cup starts
2022 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 – Expert pick(s)
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 1:06 a.m. ET.
KYLE BUSCH (+1200) flamed out last week at Bristol, but we’ll go right back to him at Texas. He has dominated at this track, posting the 4 wins, 14 top-5 finishes and 1,069 laps led in 31 career Cup starts with a 10.9 AFP.
If you don’t like Busch, DENNY HAMLIN (+650) isn’t as good of a value, but he is just as strong of a play. The driver of the No. 11 machine has 3 wins, 7 top-5 finishes and 14 top-10 runs with a 13.7 AFP in his 31 career Cup starts at the track.
2022 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 – Long shot
KEVIN HARVICK (+3000) isn’t going to win a championship this season, but he also isn’t just going to wither and die. This is a proud veteran driver, and Texas has been one of his best career tracks.
Harvick has 3 wins with 13 top-5 finishes, 24 top-10 runs and a 10.2 AFP with 682 laps led in Fort Worth. Look for the driver of the No. 4 machine to give the championship contenders all they can handle.
2022 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 prop picks
KEVIN HARVICK TOP-10 FINISH (+140)
Harvick is still a very good value at plus-money for a top-10 run. In 64.9% of his Cup starts at Texas, or 24 of 37, he has finished 10th or higher, and he has just 1 DNF in his career at the track.
ERIK JONES TOP-10 FINISH (+330)
The odds are a little longer, but Jones is finishing up strong this season. You have a chance to more than triple up, so go lightly on Jones to finish inside the Top 10. In his 10 career Cup starts at this track, Jones has managed 6 top-10 runs, or a 60% rate of his starts. That’s worth a roll of the dice.
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