Updated 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Odds: Title Favorites & Longshots Following Daytona
Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images. Pictured: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet
Twenty-six NASCAR Cup Series races are in the books and 16 drivers have officially punched their tickets to the postseason.
Starting with Sunday’s Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, playoff drivers will now run through a 10-race gauntlet, including three elimination rounds, before just four eligible teams are left standing to race for the title at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 7.
Below are the latest odds to win the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series championship from BetMGM ahead of Sunday’s playoff opener at Darlington.
2021 NASCAR Championship Odds
*Odds as of Monday at 4 p.m. ET
|Martin Truex Jr.||+800|
Kyle Larson, whose five wins and regular season championship gives him a 30-point cushion over Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney in the playoff point standings, is the clear title favorite at +225 odds.
Defending series champion Chase Elliott is next at +650, followed by the Joe Gibbs Racing trio of Kyle Busch (+700), Denny Hamlin (+800) and Truex (+800).
Three drivers check in with +1200 odds to win the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series championship, including Joey Logano, William Byron and red-hot Ryan Blaney, who has won the past two races.
Alex Bowman, who enters the postseason with three wins already, is alone at +1400 with past Cup Series champions Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick +1600.
Looking for a couple of championship longshots? That title belongs to Tyler Reddick at +8000 and Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell, who is way down the odds board at +20000.