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Breaking down opening lines for Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

We go over the opening odds for this Sunday’s GEICO 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway.

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The NASCAR Cup Series will return to Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, April 25th for the GEICO 500, and the opening odds are out. The race is set to get started at 2 p.m. ET from Lincoln, Alabama and can be seen on FOX. Denny Hamlin won the last Cup Series event at this race track — the YellaWood 500 in October 2020 — and he is listed as the favorite at +650 odds.

Hamlin finished as the runner up during Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 in Richmond, Virginia, as Alex Bowman finished first. Hamlin has yet to come away with a victory so far during the 2021 season. Before Hamlin’s win at Talladega last season, Ryan Blaney had won two in a row, claiming the 2020 GEICO 500 and the 2019 YellaWood 500. He opened up at +1000 odds, which is tied for the third best chance according to the oddsmakers at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Here are the odds for all the drivers competing.

2021 Geico 500, opening odds

Driver To win
Driver To win
Denny Hamlin +650
Joey Logano +900
Ryan Blaney +1000
Chase Elliott +1100
Brad Keselowski +1100
Aric Almirola +1500
Kurt Busch +1600
Ricky Stenhouse Jr +1600
Alex Bowman +1800
Kyle Busch +1800
William Byron +2000
Kevin Harvick +2000
Kyle Larson +2200
Tyler Reddick +2200
Martin Truex Jr +2200
Christopher Bell +2500
Ryan Newman +3000
Austin Dillon +3300
Ryan Preece +3500
Erik Jones +4000
Chris Buescher +4500
Bubba Wallace +5000
Chase Briscoe +6600
Ross Chastain +6600
Cole Custer +6600
Matt DiBenedetto +6600
Michael McDowell +6600
Daniel Suarez +6600
Corey LaJoie +10000
Harrison Burton +10000
Anthony Alfredo +15000
Quin Houff +25000
Josh Bilicki +30000
Joey Gase +30000
Cody Ware +30000
Timmy Hill +30000
Jennifer Jo Cobb +50000