- The best drivers in NASCAR head to the Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR All-Star weekend in one of the most unique races of the year.
- Kyle Larson holds the shortest odds to win at +350 after winning back to back races and being selected to start in pole position via random draw.
- Other drivers include Chase Elliott (+725), Kyle Busch (+800), Martin Truex Jr. (+800), and Denny Hamlin (+900).
FORT WORTH, Texas – The NASCAR All-Star Race is ready to roll Sunday from the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. All of the Cup Series’ best drivers will line up on the 1.5-mile track for one of the most unique races of the year.
While this race will not count for Cup Series points, the winner will receive $1,000,000 in cold hard cash as well as $100,000 awarded to the pit crew with the fastest stop time.
Full betting odds for the race are available on all of the legal online sportsbooks, with Kyle Larson pegged as the favorite coming off back-to-back wins.
Odds To Win NASCAR All Star Race @ Texas Motor Speedway
- Kyle Larson #5 +350
- Chase Elliott #9 +725
- Kyle Busch #18 +800
- Martin Truex Jr. #19 +800
- Denny Hamlin #11 +900
- Joey Logano #22 +1100
- Kevin Harvick #4 +1200
- Ryan Blaney #12 +1200
- William Byron #24 +1300
- Alex Bowman #48 +1400
- Brad Keselowski #2 +1500
- Austin Dillon #3 +2200
- Christopher Bell #20 +2500
- Kurt Busch #1 +3000
- Michael McDowell #34 +5500
- Cole Custer #41 +7700
- Ryan Newman #6 +7700
Larson comes in as the easy favorite after going on a tear over the last several weeks. Larson won the last two Cup Series races and finished second in three straight races before that for a mark of five straight races in the top two.
He also managed to secure pole position through a random draw, proving that the rich do in fact get richer.
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NASCAR sportsbooks have his biggest competition set as Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch, who both own All-Star race wins in recent years.
Those unfamiliar with the All-Star Race format will be a bit confused if they simply go into Sunday’s race blind. The format of the race is vastly different from any other event, with the field being inverted multiple times throughout the first half of the race.
There will be six segments in the race, each with its own dynamic quirk that is explained by NASCAR themselves.
Round 1: 15 laps. The field will be inverted after this first stage, anywhere from eighth through 12th positions, to be selected by a random draw.
Round 2: 15 laps. After stage two, the entire field will be inverted from front to back.
Round 3: 15 laps. The field inverts again after this stage, with the same random draw as stage one.
Round 4: 15 laps. No invert just standard racing.
Round 5: 30 laps. Things get even weirder here, with the running order for this stage determined by cumulative finish from the first four rounds, with the best cumulative finisher starting in first. Any ties in the aggregate score will be broken by (in order): Most career All-Star wins, most career Cup Series points race wins or 2021 Cup Series driver standings. All cars must enter pit road for a mandatory four-tire pit stop during this round. The crew with the fastest stop will pocket $100,000.
Round 6: 10 laps. Cars will line up according to their finishing position from the previous round for the final segment.
All of this will dictate one of the most chaotic and interesting races of the NASCAR season, with a huge paycheck of a cool $1 million awaiting the winner.
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