2022 Cook Out Southern 500 NASCAR Odds, Preview, and Prediction

By Hank Blaine

The NASCAR Playoffs Round of 16 starts this Sunday when drivers head to Darlington, South Carolina for the 2022 Cook Out Southern 500. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin is the +700 opening odds chalk. Hendrick Motorsports Chase Elliott is a co-second choice along with Joey Logano at +800. Is Hamlin, Elliott, or Logano the top pick to get it done in this season’s first playoff race?

Check out the 2022 Cook Out Southern 500 odds analysis. Be sure to check out for NASCAR betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.

2022 Cook Out Southern 500 Race Info

  • When: Sunday, September 4 at 6:00 pm ET
  • Where: Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
  • TV: USA / Peacock
  • Radio: MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Live Stream: NBCSports.com
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Odds to Win the 2022 Cook Out Southern 500

  • Denny Hamlin +700
  • Chase Elliott +800
  • Joey Logano +800
  • Ross Chastain +800
  • Tyler Reddick +800
  • Kyle Busch +900
  • Martin Truex Jr. +1000
  • Ryan Blaney +1400
  • William Byron +1400
  • Cristopher Bell +1800
  • Kevin Harvick +2000
  • Alex Bowman +3300
  • Daniel Suarez +3300
  • Erik Jones +4000
  • Bubba Wallace +5000
  • Chase Briscoe +5000
  • Ty Gibbs +5000
  • Aric Almirola +6600
  • Austin Dillon +6600
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +6600
  • Austin Cindric +8000

2021 NASCAR Cook Out Southern 500 Recap

There’s a reason Denny Hamlin is the chalk in this year’s race. Last year, Hamlin beat Kyle Larson to the finish line first. Ross Chastain followed Larson in third. Martin Truex Jr. finished fourth and Kevin Harvick finished fifth. This year’s second choice, Chase Elliott finished thirty-first.

Top Choice to Win the 2022 Cook Out Southern 500

Joey Logano didn’t have a great last out race, but he didn’t have to. Joey had already qualified for the playoff before drivers sat in their cars at Daytona for the Coke Zero 400.

Heading into the first Round of 16 event, Logano looks primed for a deep run to the Cup. Joey not only ranks second on the standings behind Chase Elliott, but he often turns it on during the playoffs.

When it comes to Sunday’s event, Logano won the pole and the race the last time NASCAR was down in Darlington. Give Logano a big chance to win.

Second Top Choice to Win the 2022 Cook Out Southern 500

The odds difference between Denny Hamlin and Logano isn’t much, just +100, so if you like Denny, go for it. There are plenty of reasons to back Hamlin. First, he won the Cook Out Southern 500 last year. Second, Hamlin finished the regular season in sixth place.

Not only that, but Denny has emerged as Joe Gibbs best shot at winning the Cup in 2022. So we should expect Hamlin’s teammates to pitch in and help push Denny to the winner’s circle.

Third Top Choice to Win the 2022 Cook Out Southern 500

Tyler Reddick is in eighth place heading into the first playoff event. Tyler could be sitting on a massive race. He finished second in Daytona at the Coke Zero 400, which means he and his crew are on point.

In the first race at Darlington this season, Reddick drove great when finishing second to Logano. Tyler is another on this list who has a legit shot to win the first playoff event. Don’t look past Reddick to get it done on Sunday.

Top Underdog Choice to Win the 2022 Cook Out Southern 500

Kevin Harvick is the best underdog choice on the board. Last year, Harvick finished a decent ninth in this.

In the earlier race at Darlington, Harvick finished fourth behind Logano, Reddick, and Justin Haley. Kevin turned it on in the second half of the season, winning a couple of races. He can turn the switch on Sunday and rates a better shot to win than the +2000 odds indicate.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.

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