Updated NASCAR Cup Odds
As the 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Series is set to begin its season next weekend, here’s the latest look at the odds to win this year’s championship.
According to the latest oddsmakers at YouWager, Kyle Busch is the favorite to take the title in 2018, as he has 4/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Martin Truex Jr. (5/1), Kyle Larson (6/1) and Kevin Harvick (13/2).
Busch won the playoffs in 2015 for his only championship. He has since reached the final race the last two years, placing third in 2016 and second this past season. Busch won a total of five races during the 2017 season.
Truex Jr. had an amazing 2017 season, which culminated by winning the NASCAR Cup for his first series championship. His previous best finish was fourth. Truex won eight races in the 2017 season, tops of any driver in the series.
Larson has never won the championship but he had a bit of a breakout this year as well in 2017, winning four races. He failed to get to the third stage of the Chase, though, and has yet to reach the final race in his four seasons in the series.
Harvick is a former playoff winner as well, winning in 2013. He has also made the finale race for the Cup in four of the last five years. Harvick finished third in 2017 and had two wins last season.