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2023 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard Sleeper Picks

By Hank Blaine

The Verizon 200 at the Brickyard takes off this weekend. This is the third time we see the road course on the NASCAR Cup Series calendar. The 2.4-mile road course of Indianapolis Motor Speedway has hosted the Road Course race since its introduction, featuring 14 turns, and most notably a sharp right-hand turn that triggers exciting restarts. With that, let’s go over the glossed-over names on the grid and potential sleeper picks for NASCAR fans and bettors

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Kevin Harvick

  • 2023 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard Race Odds: +5,900

Behind the wheel of the No 4. Stewart-Haas Racing Ford in the NASCAR Series is veteran driver Kevin Harvick. The 47-year-old joined SHR in 2014 after more than a decade’s worth of racing with Richard Childress Racing, where he won his first Cup Series title in his debut season. He worked closely with three-time Cup Series champions Tony Stewart and Gene Haas for most of his Cup Series history.

Harvick has 60 career wins at NASCAR’s pinnacle division, including wins in the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600, Southern 500, and of course, Brickyard 400. He currently has 663 points in 23 starts, featuring seven top-five appearances, 11 top tens, and one stage win. The Bakersfield, California-born race car driver has an average start of 13.826 and an average finish of 13.261. Ultimately, his experience and consistency make him a solid sleeper pick for this weekend’s race.

Justin Haley

  • 2023 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard Odds: +9,900

Justin Haley returns to the Cup Series full-time in 2023. He suits up for Kaulig Racing and drives the No. 31 Chevrolet. The Man from Indiana used to compete in the Xfinity Series and saw a bit of success during his stay there. He worked the wheel of Kaulig Racing’s No. 11 Chevrolet and recorded four Xfinity Series career wins–all of which he won on superspeedways. Haley also logged seat time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series from 2017-18, winning three races and a championship appearance in 2018.

The youngster ranks 23rd in the 2023 Cup Series standings. He collected 414 points across 23 races, including five top-ten finishes and one top-five finish. Although he suffered a pair of DNFs this season, the Kaulig Racing driver holds improving figures of a 23.783 average start and a 19.478 average finish.

Bubba Wallace

  • 2023 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard Race Odds: +10,000

The 23XI Racing wheelman is the first Black driver to win in the Cup Series with his victory at Talladega Superspeedway in the 2021 fall race. Wallace is the man to give 23XI Racing its first victory. He followed it up with a second victory at Kansas Speedway in 2022, his first in the No. 45 entry. The Alabama-born man finished runner-up to William Byron for Sunoco Rookie of the Year in 2018, an unforgettable freshman season that saw him bag second in the Daytona 500 after two other top-ten finishes.

Bubba Wallace holds the 14th-best record in this year’s Cup Series standings. He amassed 541 points in a 23-race window, in which he scored six top-ten and four top-five finishes. The 29-year-old has an average start of 14.826 and an average finish of 17.174.

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