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Breaking down opening lines for Sunday’s Instacart 500 at Phoenix Speedway

We go over the opening odds for this Sunday’s Instacart 500 at the Phoenix Raceway.

hase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, race during the NASCAR Cup Series Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway on November 08, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

As a continuation of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series, the Instacart 500 will be held at the Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, March 14th. Kyle Larson (+1000) is coming off his first win of the 2021 season and could be in the hunt, but several other drivers have more favorable odds. We’ll go over the odds of the frontrunners here.

2020 Cup Series champ Chase Elliot (+550) is the odds-on favorite despite having just one win in six Cup Series starts at Phoenix. He’s yet to get a win this year but sits at fourth in the points race. Brad Keselowski opened at +650 along with Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick, but Keselowski has improved to +600.

Harvick has won an impressive five Instacart 500s in his career and should be considered a series threat. Kyle Busch and Joey Logano round out the top five at +800. Busch has won two of his last five races at Phoenix, including the 2019 Instacart 500. Logano is the reigning champion and is looking to repeat.

Here are the current odds for all of the drivers competing.

Instacart 500, opening odds

Driver To win
Driver To win
Chase Elliott +550
Brad Keselowski +600
Denny Hamlin +650
Kevin Harvick +650
Kyle Busch +800
Joey Logano +800
Kyle Larson +1000
Martin Truex Jr +1100
Ryan Blaney +1400
William Byron +1600
Alex Bowman +2500
Kurt Busch +2500
Christopher Bell +2800
Aric Almirola +4000
Matt DiBenedetto +6600
Tyler Reddick +6600
Cole Custer +8000
Austin Dillon +8000
Bubba Wallace +8000
Chase Briscoe +10000
Erik Jones +10000
Ryan Newman +10000
Michael McDowell +12500
Ricky Stenhouse Jr +12500
Chris Buescher +15000
Ross Chastain +15000
Daniel Suarez +20000
Ryan Preece +30000
Anthony Alfredo +50000
Justin Haley +75000
Corey LaJoie +100000
James Davison +100000
Cody Ware +100000
Timmy Hill +150000
Quin Houff +150000
B J McLeod +150000
Josh Bilicki +150000
JJ Yeley +150000