For the first time since 1960, NASCAR disqualified a driver for technical inspections. At Pocono last Sunday, Denny Hamlin went from first to thirty-fifth after his car failed a technical inspection. Chase Elliott scored the victory. Elliott heads to the Brickyard the chalk to take the victory. Is Chase the top pick? Did Hamlin make the cut? Which driver is the best underdog to back to win the 2022 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard?
2022 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard Race Info
Chasing Chase. pic.twitter.com/9wt4raQYfU— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 26, 2022
- When: Sunday, July 31 at 2:30 pm ET
- Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, Indianapolis, IN
- TV: FS1
- Radio: MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
- Live Stream: NBCSports.com
Odds to Win the 2022 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
- Chase Elliott +400
- Kyle Larson +650
- Ross Chastain +700
- Tyler Reddick +1000
- Daniel Suarez +1200
- Austin Cindric +1200
- Ryan Blaney +1600
- Martin Truex Jr. +1600
- Kyle Busch +1600
- Chase Briscoe +1600
- William Byron +2000
- Denny Hamlin +2000
- Cristopher Bell +2000
- A.J. Allmendinger +2500
- Kevin Harvick +2500
- Michael McDowell +3000
- Chris Buescher +3000
- Alex Bowman +3000
- Joey Logano +4000
- Kurt Busch +5000
- ustin Haley +10000
- Erik Jones +10000
- Cole Custer +10000
- Brad Keselowski +10000
- Aric Almirola +10000
- Austin Dillon +10000
2021 NASCAR Verizon 200 at the Brickyard Recap
A.J. Allmendinger crossed the finish line first followed by Ryan Blaney in second and Kyle Larson in third. Chase Elliott finished fourth and Matt DiBenedetto finished fifth. Kyle Busch finished twentieth, Denny Hamlin finished twenty-third, and Joey Logano finished thirty-fourth. Daniel Suarez, who is fifth choice to win this year’s Verizon 200, finished thirty-seventh.
Top Choice to Win the 2022 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
Ryan Blaney isn’t just a value play. The Team Penske driver finished second in this event last season. He knows the racetrack and his crew understands what moves to make and when to put Ryan into a position for the victory.
No doubt, Blaney must step it up. He finished eighteenth at New Hampshire and thirty-third at Pocono. But although the finish at Pocono wasn’t great, Ryan started sixth. Also, he finished fifth at Atlanta.
We should expect Ryan Blaney and his crew to be on point this Sunday. Don’t be surprised if Blaney scores the win.
Second Top Choice to Win the 2022 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
The race favorite has finished first or second in five straight races. Right now, Chase Elliott is doing his best Jimmy Johnson and Jeff Gordon impression, dominating on the track.
But although Elliott is driving great and scoring top three finishes like it’s nobody’s business, the pattern says Chase crosses the finish line in second on July 31. Also, the odds are just too low to put the chalk on top.Third Top Choice to Win the 2022 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
At Pocono, Larson started fourth and finished fifth. A Hendrick Motorsports driver like Chase Elliott, Kyle has driven great this season. He’s notched 2 poles, 9 top five finishes, and 11 total top ten finishes in 22 races. But although Larson and his crew are having a great season, Kyle has won a single race, the Wise Power 400 at Fontana in last February.
Larson is tough to back to win. Not only has he won a single event, and the victory happened a while back, but the odds are low. Third choice makes sense.
Top Underdog Choice to Win the 2022 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard
Allmendinger has been racing on the Xfinity Series circuit. He’s raced well. A.J. has 2 wins, 2 poles, 8 top five finishes, and 16 top ten finishes in 19 starts. Team Penske has entered Allmendinger in the NASCAR Cup race on Sunday because they know he can perform well at the Brickyard and in this race.
Allmendinger won last year’s event. A.J. can make it two in a row, which is why he qualifies as this Sunday’s top underdog to win the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.