The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series regular season is winding down, with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course race set to host the antepenultimate race.
Just three races remain on the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series regular season, and two of those races are the third and fourth road course races on the schedule. The first of those two events is this Sunday afternoon’s Verizon 200 at the Brickyard.
The future for the 13-turn, 2.439-mile (3.925-kilometer) Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is undetermined for the Cup Series beyond this weekend.
Following 2020, the traditional Brickyard 400 at the Speedway, Indiana oval was moved to the road course, but there is growing speculation that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway race weekend could be moved back to the oval in 2024.
Who are the favorites to win what could be the third and final Cup Series race at the venue’s interior road course this Sunday afternoon?
DraftKings Sportsbook, which is now offering fans an instant $150 just for placing a single $5 bet, lists Joe Gibbs Racing’s Martin Truex Jr. as the +400 favorite to win the Verizon 200.
Here are the top five favorites to find victory lane after Sunday’s race.
Nobody should be surprised with any of these favorites. Truex and Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott are perennial contenders at road course races, with the former having recently won at Sonoma Raceway, and 23XI Racing’s Tyler Reddick is emerging as one as well.
Reddick is the reigning race winner at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, and although he won that race with Richard Childress Racing, he has already become a road course winner with the Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan-owned team as well, having won at Circuit of the Americas in March.
As for Trackhouse Racing Team’s Shane van Gisbergen, oddsmakers clearly learned their lesson after he won the inaugural street course race in Chicago as a +7500 longshot. Can he make it two for two this weekend?
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is scheduled to host the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET this Sunday, August 13. NBC, which hasn’t broadcast a race since early July, is set to provide live coverage. Begin a free trial of FuboTV today if you have not already had the chance to do so!