2016 Coke Zero 400 Betting Odds + Preview
Gamblers…ready for NASCAR Coke Zero 400 Odds betting? NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series returns to prime time in a big way this holiday weekend with the running of this year’s Coke Zero 400 at fabled Daytona International Speedway. Saturday night’s race is scheduled to start at 7:45 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally on NBC.
NASCAR Sprint Cup – Coke Zero 400 Preview and Prediction
Race: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway
Date: Saturday, July 2
Time: 7:45 p.m. (ET)
Veteran driver Tony Stewart added his name to the mix for this year’s Chase in his last season racing in the Sprint Cup series with a thrilling victory at Sonoma last Sunday.
Denny Hamlin ended-up second followed by Joey Logano taking third to round-out the Top 3.
The following is a look at my top favorite, contender and longshot to win this Saturday night’s race at Daytona based on betting odds provided by TopBet.
NASCAR Coke Zero 400 Odds: The Favorite (odd of less than 10/1)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and restrictor plate racing go hand in hand so it is no big surprise that he has been opened as a +600 favorite to win his first point race of the season on Saturday night at Daytona.
Behind the wheel of the No. 88 Chevrolet, he has come close a number of times this season with four second-place finishes through the first 16 events.
The other plus is a heightened sense of urgency given the need to post at least one victory to basically guarantee this team a spot in the Chase.
Dale Jr. has been hit or miss at Daytona with a 36th-place finish earlier this year, but over the course of his career he does have four point race victories here.
NASCAR Coke Zero 400 Odds: The Contender (odds from 10/1 to 19/1)
There is a large group of seven drivers listed as +1200 third-favorites to win on Saturday night including some heavy hitters such as Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick, but I am going with Martin Truex Jr. as this week’s top-valued contender.
The No. 78 Toyota has only made its way into the top five of a point race three times this year, but once was a second-place finish by the slimmest of margins ever in a Daytona 500.
One other Top 5 was a victory at Charlotte and just this past Sunday this team took fifth at Sonoma.
Also adding value to Truex at longer odds is the motivation that comes from losing the sport’s biggest event by just a few inches.
NASCAR Coke Zero 400 Odds: The Longshot (odds 20/1 or greater)
Anyone following my NASCAR picks this season already knows that I love rookie Chase Elliott at longer odds and this week he comes in at +2000 to finally breakthrough with a win.
Taking over for Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet, he has already placed inside the top five in six of his first 16 Sprint Cup point race events.
This run includes a fifth-place run at Talladega and a second-place finish at Michigan just a few weeks back.
Elliott actually won the pole position for this year’s Daytona 500 before fading all the way to 37th by the end of the race.
I have a good feeling that he will be right in the thick of things this time around.
2016 Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca Cola Full Race Odds
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 6/1
- Denny Hamlin 9/1
- Jimmie Johnson 9/1
- Brad Keselowski 12/1
- Carl Edwards 12/1
- Joey Logano 12/1
- Kevin Harvick 12/1
- Kyle Busch 12/1
- Martin Truex Jr. 12/1
- Matt Kenseth 12/1
- Kurt Busch 15/1
- Chase Elliott 18/1
- Kasey Kahne 20/1
- Austin Dillon 25/1
- Kyle Larson 25/1
- Tony Stewart 25/1
- Jamie McMurray 28/1
- Ryan Blaney 28/1
- Clint Bowyer 40/1
- Greg Biffle 40/1
- Paul Menard 40/1
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 40/1
- Ryan Newman 40/1
- Trevor Bayne 40/1
- AJ Allmendinger 50/1
- Aric Almirola 50/1
- Danica Patrick 55/1
- Regan Smith 55/1
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