Coke Zero Sugar 400 Betting And Playoff Scenarios

  • One NASCAR Cup Series playoff spot is up for grabs in the Coke Zero Sugar 400.
  • Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney are the main contenders, but new race winners can grab it as well.
  • Truex Jr. has +2200 odds to win the Cup Series Championship, while Blaney has +1500 odds – and neither are qualified for playoffs right now.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Coke Zero Sugar 400 is the last race of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series regular season, and the oddsmakers have the field as a very open one.

NASCAR Cup Series – Coke Zero Sugar 400 Odds

  • Chase Elliott +1000
  • Denny Hamlin +1200
  • Kyle Larson +1200
  • Ryan Blaney +1200
  • Joey Logano +1400
  • Ross Chastain +1400
  • William Byron +1400
  • Austin Cindric +1600
  • Kyle Busch +1600
  • Tyler Reddick +1600

Cup Series leader Chase Elliott is expected to set the pace for the day by the online sportsbooks, but there are a full ten drivers with odds ranging from +1000 to +1600, meaning there will be many competitors in contention.

As the last race of the season, there are heavy postseason implications to the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

One spot remains in the 16-driver postseason, and there are several drivers in contention for it, adding extra excitement to the race.

NASCAR Cup Series Championship Odds 2022

  • Chase Elliott +250
  • Ross Chastain +700
  • Kyle Larson +750
  • Kyle Busch +800
  • Denny Hamlin +850
  • Kevin Harvick +1200
  • William Byron +1400
  • Ryan Blaney +1500
  • Christopher Bell +1600
  • Tyler Reddick +1600
  • Joey Logano +1800
  • Martin Truex Jr +2200
  • Alex Bowman +2800
  • Daniel Suarez +2800

Currently penciled into the playoffs is Ryan Blaney on 779 points, who the sportsbooks give a very reasonable chance at A) making it to the playoffs and B) competing, and even winning, with +1500 odds to win the Cup Series Championship.

Blaney can lock up a playoff spot by winning the Coke Zero Sugar 400, or by staying ahead of Martin Truex Jr. (754) on points, and not allowing another driver to win the race outright.

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Truex Jr. is in a similar situation, needing to pass Blaney or win the race, but also needing to prevent anyone who hasn’t won a race in the Cup Series from winning, as they would automatically be seeded into the playoffs if they were ranked in the top 30.

Coke Zero Sugar 400 Driver H2H – Truex Jr v Blaney

  • Martin Truex Jr +105
  • Ryan Blaney -135

In the head-to-head, the sportsbooks tip Blaney to end up with a better finish than Truex, a situation that would put Blaney in the playoffs unless a non-playoff competitor ranked in the top 30 manages to win the race outright.

Truex Jr.’s 25 point deficit to Blaney has left him with +2200 odds to win the Cup Series, but that’s still the 13th shortest auto racing odds, and he isn’t even qualified for the Playoffs right now, while 15 other drivers are locked.

The Coke Zero Sugar 400 starts at 7:00 p.m. ET at Daytona International Speedway. Coverage of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 will take place on NBC.