BetMGM: All eyes are on Chase Elliott for Road America

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Chase Elliott returns to the road drawing board this week as he pulls a submissive five-race drought on the racetrack to the Kwik Trip 250. And NASCAR betting Audiences expect Elliott and his crew, Hendrick Motorsports, to assemble a next-generation masterpiece in Road America.

Elliott is the title holder at the 4,048-mile track in Wisconsin, but that victory in his first NASCAR Cup race at Road America in 65 years is “out the window,” as has his dominance on the road track elsewhere for the past several years.

“(We) re-learn just like everyone else,” Elliott said at NASCAR’s Twitter spaces This week, back to the next generation transition. “We got a good deal with the other car in 2016 or 2017 and started tweaking it from there. And it took us a long time to get to where we were really happy and we liked things and we were really able to extract what we needed out of the car.”

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Dry though – though, as Elliott noted, he’s “hasn’t been bad” in road training sessions since his last win, scoring three places in the top five – Elliott is a rare favorite bet to be an overwhelming crowd favourite. .

As of Wednesday, the 26-year-old former Cup Series champion sits with the highest odds of winning the race at +450, well ahead of Kyle Larson (+700), Ross Chastain (+800) and others. Elliott also dominates the handles stake in BetMGM; He has 23.9% of the handle on only 6.5% of tickets. If that stake continues through the green flag on Sunday, it will be the highest for this year’s favorite.

Elliott is also a huge favorite of the Martin Truex Jr. In premium match bets. Here are the four games this weekend at Road America:

Tied with AJ Allmendinger and Denny Hamlin for the fifth best race winner at +1200, Martin Truex Jr. Also to return to dominance on the track. From late 2018 through mid-2019, he won two of four road races, including back-to-back victories at the Sonoma racetrack. But he hasn’t taken a win since then and he hasn’t had any top three spots in the last four rounds on the road.

And the public doesn’t like that it’s drying up on Sunday; With a race winner handle share of just 1.4%, it’s the least popular choice among the seven drivers with odds of +1200 or better.

Kyle Bosch is one of only two drivers whose race odds have improved since the market opened on Monday morning. The jump – from +1200 to +1000 – comes when the fans defending Henry 180’s Champion by about 15% of the handle.

“I would say that both events on the road so far this year have not been our strong suits,” Bush He said From the struggles of the drivers from Joe Gibbs Racing. “Why did we miss it? I don’t know. If I could answer that, we wouldn’t struggle, we wouldn’t be so bad.”

His teammate Christopher Bell raced for the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix, but had problems with his Toyota/Save Mart 350 and sits next to every other Toyota driver without having a top 10 finish on the road courses this year. However, he won Road America (CTECH Manufacturing 180) in the Xfinity Series three years ago.

In his first standout appearance of the season, Ty Dillon was a major underdog with increasing odds. After opening at +260 against Chase Briscoe, who has finished his lead in two of the last five road races that both drivers have started in, Dillon climbed to +280.

Briscoe is another driver whose odds have jumped since the opening; He went from +3300 to +2500 as the audience hit him with 6.5% of tickets (versus 4.4% of the handle). Only Allmendinger, Busch and Kyle Larson have the largest share of tickets.

Also debuting in featured matches, Corey LaJoie is Alex Bowman’s big dog as he seeks to compete on the road track for the first time in his Cup Series career.

Their signature clash comes a week after a feud – and Bowman’s satirical post-race praise for LaJoie – at the Ally 400 that ended Bowman’s day early.

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