2022 Bass Pro Shops Night Race NASCAR Odds, Preview, and Prediction
NASCAR heads to Kansas City this weekend for the second race in their 10-race playoff. Petty GMS Motorsports driver Erik Jones, who isn’t participating in the playoff, won the Cookout Southern 500 at Darlington. Jones is an underdog to win in Kansas. Is favorite Denny Hamlin the pick to win it all? Will playoff standings leader Joey Logano take the checkered flag?
2022 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Info
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- When: Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 pm ET
- Where: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN
- TV: USA / Peacock
- Radio: MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
- Live Stream: NBCSports.com
Odds to Win the 2022 Bass Pro Shops Night Race
- Denny Hamlin +650
- Chase Elliott +705
- Kyle Larson +750
- Kyle Busch +800
- Cristopher Bell +800
- Kevin Harvick +900
- Tyler Reddick +1200
- William Byron +1500
- Ross Chastain +1500
- Ryan Blaney +1500
- Joey Logano +1500
- Martin Truex Jr. +1500
- Bubba Wallace +2500
- Alex Bowman +3000
- Daniel Suarez +4000
- Chase Briscoe +4000
- Austin Cindric +5000
- Ty Gibbs +5000
- Erik Jones +5000
- Austin Dillon +5000
- Aric Almirola +5000
2021 NASCAR Bass Pro Shops Night Race
Hendrick Motorsports took two of the top three placings. Kyle Larson won and William Byron finished third. Kevin Harvick sandwiched in between Larson and Byron to grab second place. Fourth place went to Ryan Blaney. Another Hendrick driver, Alex Bowman, picked up fifth. Denny Hamlin, this year’s favorite, finished eleventh in last year’s event.
Top Choice to Win the 2022 Bass Pro Shops Night Race
Kyle Larson has time to leap into the final four on the NASCAR Cup standings. Kyle would rather leap into the top four sooner rather than later. Last year’s Bass Pro Shop Night Race winner finished a decent eighth in Kansas last week. The eighth place finish is four spots better than Kyle’s twelfth at Darlington.
Larson is moving up. He’ll improve upon the eight place finish on Saturday. The question is by how much? Considering he won this last year, Kyle’s a good bet to cross the finish line first.
Second Top Choice to Win the 2022 Bass Pros Shop Night Race
Denny Hamlin’s eleventh place finish at Kansas dropped him a spot on the Cup standings. Hamlin never led a lap, which is why Christopher Bell, the Cup standings leader, got more points than Denny.
Hamlin has to feel the Cup slipping away from him. But Bell is a teammate. So Denny won’t do anything to disrupt that one’s chances. However, Bell finished twenty-ninth in this last year. When it comes to the Gibbs drivers, Hamlin is the better pick over Bell.
Third Top Choice to Win the 2022 Bass Pros Shop Night Race
This past week, Kyle Busch said he won’t race for Joe Gibbs next year. One of the reasons Busch is looking for a new team is because he knows how much Gibbs is investing into Christopher Bell.
The 28 year old with the 14 year old looking face has blossomed into Gibbs’ best shot at winning this year’s Cup. Bell finished fifth at Darlington and third at Kansas.
Christopher knows he doesn’t have to win as long as none of his top competitors, Hamlin, Byron, Logano, etc., also don’t win, which is why Bell is our third choice. Christopher is aiming for the Cup, not a win at Bristol.
Top Underdog Choice to Win the 2022 Bass Pro Shop Night Race
Alex Bowman is one of those under the radar Hendrick drivers who has a real shot to grab a checkered flag on Saturday evening. Alex finished fifth in this last year.
Bowman finished fourth at Kansas and tenth at Darlington. If he continues on his upward trajectory, he’s one of the few that can land in the winner’s circle. Also, let’s not forget that Erik Jones and Bubba Wallace won the last couple of playoff races. If the underdog trend holds, who knows? Bowman might be the dog that takes the checkered flag.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.