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Breaking down opening lines for Sunday’s Cup Series Race at Pocono

We go over the opening odds for this Sunday’s Cup Series Race at Pocono.

Kyle Larson, driver of the Valvoline Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 20, 2021 in Lebanon, Tennessee. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

NASCAR is headed to the Poconos for a doubleheader this weekend. The race formerly known as the Pocono Organics 325 opens on Saturday and the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 follows on Sunday.

The former race is officially titled the NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono this year. The race will run on Saturday, June 26th at Pocono Raceway and air on NBC Sports Network. One driver seems poised to run away with the checkered flag, but a slew of others could challenge him. Let’s take a look at the top contenders at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Kyle Larson is the odds-on favorite at (+215), and his recent hot streak has helped him close in on points leader Denny Hamlin (+750) in the points race. He’s won his last four races and leads all Cup Series drivers with four wins on the year. Kyle Busch (+800), William Byron (+900), Chase Elliott (+1000), and Kevin Harvick (+1000) round out the group of drivers with top-five odds. Harvick won the last Cup Series race at Pocono in 2020, while Kyle Busch has won the last two Pocono 400s.

Here are the odds for all the drivers competing in Saturday’s Cup Series Race at Pocono.

2021 Cup Series Race at Pocono, opening odds

Driver Winner Top 3
Driver Winner Top 3
Kyle Larson +230 -143
Denny Hamlin +750 +200
Kyle Busch +800 +215
William Byron +900 +250
Kevin Harvick +900 +250
Chase Elliott +1000 +275
Martin Truex Jr +1000 +275
Brad Keselowski +1200 +325
Ryan Blaney +1400 +375
Alex Bowman +1800 +500
Joey Logano +2000 +550
Christopher Bell +4000 +1000
Aric Almirola +5000 +1200
Kurt Busch +5000 +1200
Tyler Reddick +6600 +1600
Ross Chastain +8000 +1800
Chris Buescher +10000 +2000
Matt DiBenedetto +10000 +2000
Austin Dillon +10000 +2000
Erik Jones +12500 +2500
Ricky Stenhouse Jr +15000 +3000
Daniel Suarez +15000 +3000
Ryan Newman +20000 +4000
Chase Briscoe +25000 +5000
Cole Custer +25000 +5000
Michael McDowell +25000 +5000
Bubba Wallace +25000 +5000
Ryan Preece +40000 +8000
Corey LaJoie +50000 +10000
Anthony Alfredo +75000 +15000
Quin Houff +150000 +30000
Josh Bilicki +150000 +30000
James Davison +150000 +30000
Justin Haley +150000 +30000
Timmy Hill +150000 +30000
B J McLeod +150000 +30000
Garrett Smithley +150000 +30000
Cody Ware +150000 +30000