NASCAR 2021 InstaCart 500 Handicapping Odds
Gamblers… the 2021 InstaCart 500 is set for a Sunday afternoon start from the Phoenix Raceway.
NASCAR 2021 InstaCart 500 Preview and Prediction
Founded: 2005 (Spring)
Race: InstaCart 500 (Third Nascar race of the season)
Track: Phoenix Raceway
City: Avondale, Arizona
Date: March 14th
Time: 3:00 p.m. (ET)
The Cup Series is scheduled to continue its 2021 season Sunday with the InstaCart 500.
We’ve had four straight different organizations win the spring race, which all started with Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing) in 2017. Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing), Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing) and Joey Logano (Team Penske) followed.
While we’ve seen some long green flag runs and only one overtime finish in the last seven races, expect a late-race caution still. Six of the last 11 races have seen a final green flag stretch to the finish of three or fewer laps.
Don’t ever tell us we don’t have you covered! Enjoy this week’s race! Lets go!
Brad Keselowski: NASCAR 2021 InstaCart 500 Race Odds: +600
He’s only the favorite because he is on the pole. Keselowski, however, did finish as runner-up last Sunday in Vegas and last Fall in Phoenix.
Denny Hamlin: NASCAR 2021 InstaCart 500 Race Odds: +650
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has eight Top-10 finishes in his last 10 starts in the desert. Hamlin has three Top-5 finishes in his last four Phoenix starts—as well three Top 5s in four 2021 races so far.
Kevin Harvick: NASCAR 2021 InstaCart 500 Race Odds: +650
The proverbial “King of the Desert” has historically been astounding in Phoenix. Harvick has seven wins alone, along with 10 total Top-2 finishes in 18 tries since 2012. Furthermore, Harvick has finished worse than seventh just twice in those 18 starts. His last eight spring race finishes are second, 13th, first, first, first, sixth, first, ninth and second, respectively. His only deterrent, however, is he hasn’t won with this new configuration.
Joey Logano: NASCAR 2021 InstaCart 500 Race Odds: +800
You need to use him now. Logano wasn’t always among the ones to beat at Phoenix but he has four consecutive Top-10 finishes, including a win in this very race last year and a third last November.
Kyle Busch : NASCAR 2021 InstaCart 500 Race Odds: +800
This may be one of his best tracks now. “Rowdy” enters Phoenix with 10 Top-7 finishes, including nine in the Top 4 in his last 11 tries. In 2018, and again in 2019, he was first or second in both events and he finished third in this very race last year.
Handicapping The Full 2021 InstaCart 500 Betting Odds:
The starting positions have been finalized after qualifying and this is where the racers will begin on Sundays race along with their adjusted odds.
2021 InstaCart 500 odds
- Kevin Harvick 9-2
- Chase Elliott 11-2
- Denny Hamlin 11-2
- Brad Keselowski 11-2
- Martin Truex Jr. 13-2
- Kyle Busch 7-1
- Joey Logano 15-2
- Kyle Larson 8-1
- Ryan Blaney 17-1
- William Byron 25-1
- Alex Bowman 30-1
- Christopher Bell 40-1
- Kurt Busch 40-1
- Aric Almirola 60-1
- Matt DiBenedetto 60-1
- Tyler Reddick 60-1
- Austin Dillon 75-1
- Cole Custer 100-1
- Bubba Wallace 100-1
- Ryan Newman 125-1
- Chris Buescher 200-1
- Chase Briscoe 250-1
- Ross Chastain 250-1
- Erik Jones 250-1
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 250-1
- Michael McDowell 300-1
- Ryan Preece 1000-1
- Daniel Suarez 1000-1
- Corey LaJoie 2000-1
- Anthony Alfredo 2500-1
- Justin Haley 2500-1
- Josh Bilicki 5000-1
- James Davison 5000-1
- Timmy Hill 5000-1
- Quin Houff 5000-1
- B.J. McLeod 5000-1
- Cody Ware 5000-1
- J.J. Yeley 5000-1
Here’s my 2021 InstaCart 500 Betting Prediction: Kevin Harvick +650
Harvick has finished in the top five of races in exactly half his 36 starts in Phoenix. Twenty-five times, he’s finished in the top 10. Harvick’s 1,662 laps led are by far the most in the history of the track.
Harvick spoke regarding his chances at Phoenix, “I think you should go back and look at the first race from last year that we led the most laps and had the fastest car. We wound up finishing second. I would consider us a challenger at just about any racetrack that you go to, but you’re not going to be that way all the time, so, I think as we go to Phoenix you expect to go there and perform well.”
He’s clearly confident in his abilities and the situation his team puts him in to compete race in and race out especially at Phoenix. Harvick is one of the favorites which have not done well this season to this point but I think this will be the race that breaks the streak. Take Harvick to continue his proven success in Phoenix.
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