Updated NASCAR at Darlington Betting Odds: William Byron & Alex Bowman Moving Up The Real Heroes 400 Odds Board
Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images. Pictured: William Byron, driver of the #24 HendrickAutoguard/CityChvrltThrwbck Chev, leads the field to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 01, 2019
- Odds are on the move for Sunday's NASCAR The Real Heroes 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX) at Darlington Raceway.
- While Kyle Busch is the favorite at 5-1, there has been plenty of movement up and down the odds board leading up to today's green flag at Darlington.
- See updated NASCAR at Darlington odds, including notable movers, like William Byron, and big fallers, like Clint Bowyer.
The NASCAR Cup Series returns to action Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX) for The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway.
In order to protect all personnel at the track, like drivers, crew members, officials, production crew, etc., The Real Heroes 400 is a “one-day show,” meaning there’s no qualifying or practice — teams will simply show up, race and go home.
During a typical NASCAR weekend with practice and qualifying, odds go on and off the board as sportsbooks adjust numbers for starting position and practice speeds.
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However, with no on-track activity this weekend at Darlington except for the race itself, we can conclude that all odds movement is due to money coming in on certain drivers.
As bettors make NASCAR wagers throughout the week, sportsbooks adjust their odds to account for that money and to ensure they’re not exposed to a big loss should one of those drivers attracting lots of betting action win the race.
This gives us clear insight into which drivers the biggest bettors across the market like to perform well during Sunday’s race.
Here’s a look at updated NASCAR Darlington odds from PointsBet.
Updated NASCAR Darlington Odds
- Kyle Busch: +500
- Brad Keselowski: +650
- Kevin Harvick: +700
- Denny Hamlin: +700
- Joey Logano: +900
- Martin Truex Jr.: +1000
- Chase Elliott: +1000
- Alex Bowman: +1300
- Ryan Blaney: +1600
- Erik Jones: +1800
- Kurt Busch: +2000
- Jimmie Johnson: +2200
- William Byron: +3000
- Matt DiBenedetto: +3000
- Matt Kenseth: +3000
- Aric Almirola: +4000
- Clint Bowyer: +5000
- Chris Buescher: +9000
- Tyler Reddick: +9000
- Cole Custer: +9000
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: +10000
- Austin Dillon: +10000
- Ryan Newman: +10000
- Christopher Bell: +12500
- Bubba Wallace: +25000
- Ty Dillon: +35000
- Daniel Suarez: +35000
- John Hunter Nemechek: +35000
- Ryan Preece: +40000
- Timmy Hill: +50000
- Quin Houff: +50000
- Corey LaJoie: +50000
- Brennan Poole: +50000
- Joey Gase: +50000
- Michael McDowell: +50000
- Garrett Smithley: +50000
- Reed Sorenson: +50000
- JJ Yeley: +50000
- BJ McLeod: +50000
- Josh Bilicki: +50000
NASCAR Darlington Odds: Notable Risers
Alex Bowman (moved from 18-1 to 13-1)
While Bowman’s move isn’t necessarily massive, it’s notable considering he dominated at Auto Club Speedway — the only high tire wear track run this season — and drew the second starting position for Sunday’s race.
William Byron (moved from 40-1 to 30-1)
Despite starting back in 18th place, Byron has improved from 40-1 up to 30-1, strictly due to bettors finding value in the early number.
NASCAR at Darlington Odds: Notable Fallers
Matt Kenseth (moved from 22-1 to 30-1)
Kenseth is a former series champion and Darlington winner, but hasn’t driven in a Cup Series race since the final race of the 2018 season.
In addition, Kenseth has never made a lap in a car with the current aero package, implemented at the start of the 2019 season. Throw in the fact that this weekend’s race has no practice or qualifying and we have a driver coming out of retirement who has never driven a car with this package at arguably the toughest track on the schedule.
Clint Bowyer (moved from 33-1 to 50-1)
Bowyer will start 13th on Sunday, which is exactly where he is in owner points. Therefore, we can conclude that his odds are plummeting because bettors simply don’t want to back him, as opposed to a shake-up in starting position.