NASCAR Comes Back To Nashville With Ally 400

Posted on June 15, 2021

NASCAR drivers shift into gear this Sunday, June 20 for the Ally 400, a 300-lap, 400-mile race at the Nashville Superspeedway. Tennessee sportsbook odds suggest Kyle Larson will end the weekend with a fourth straight victory lap.

Kyle Larson favored to win his fourth back-to-back race

The Ally 400 is big news for Nashville, a city that hasn’t hosted a Cup Series event since 1984. That year marked the final year of the Coors 420, an annual stock car race held at Nashville International Raceway since 1959.

Furthermore, this is the first Cup series race ever held at the Nashville Superspeedway. The track hasn’t hosted any type of NASCAR race since 2011. Thirty-nine drivers line up at the checkered flag on Sunday hoping to make history at this event, one of those being Kyle Larson.

Larson continues to find himself in the winner’s circle as the Cup Series progresses. Last weekend’s All-Star Race at the Texas Motor Speedway marked Larson’s third consecutive victory. And before those three back-to-back wins, Larson logged three straight second-place finishes.

As a result, Larson is the favorite coming into this weekend. BetMGM gives him +250 odds of winning his fourth race in a row. Odds at DraftKings are slightly longer, positioning him with +275 odds of winning.

Ally 400 contender odds

Twenty-five year-old Cup Series driver Chase Elliott placed third in last weekend’s All-Star Race and enters this weekend as the second favorite at DraftKings and FanDuel. Elliott has logged top-three finishes in each of his previous five events. He has finished in the top seven in all of his last seven races.

Other Tennessee sportsbooks like BetMGM and Action 24/7 have their eyes on No. 19 Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. as the second place prospect. No. 18 Kyle Busch and No. 11 Denny Hamlin then round out predictions for the top five.

FanDuel offers the most value on these drivers, providing the longest odds of any Tennessee sportsbook. Bettors can snag a wager on Hamlin, Busch, or Truex Jr. to win the race at +900 odds.

DriverOdds
Kyle Larson+260
Chase Elliott+700
Denny Hamlin+900
Kyle Busch+900
Martin Truex Jr.+900
William Byron+1200
Joey Logano+1400
Kevin Harvick+1400
Brad Keselowski+1400
Ryan Blaney+1400
Alex Bowman+1700
Christopher Bell+3500
Tyler Reddick+4700
Austin Dillon+4700
Kurt Busch+5500

Ways to wager on NASCAR

Betting on an outright race winner is typically the most popular way to wager on NASCAR. Bettors can also wager on whether a driver will place within the Top 3. This option, however, is only available at TwinSpires and Action 24/7 for this particular race.

Head-to-head matchup betting, where bettors select the driver who will have the better finishing position out of two selections, is another popular wagering market. Instead of having to predict the winner out of a field of almost 40 drivers, bettors simply have to select the better driver out of two options. However, no Tennessee sportsbooks currently offer this market for the upcoming Ally 400.

After placing your wager, the only thing left to do is sit back and enjoy the race. Bettors that aren’t planning on attending the event in person can tune into NBC Sports Network to catch all the race day action.

Photo by AP / Tony Gutierrez
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As a college athlete, Alec Cunningham played Division II golf at Tusculum University. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Professional Writing. Alec has spent the last five years working in the music industry as a concert promoter, tour manager and artist developer. As a journalist, she has covered a variety of topics and currently specializes in the Tennessee online sports betting industry.

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