Homestead-Miami Odds Put a Winner Without a Playoff


Tyler Reddick (front) has the best odds for the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR Cup Series qualifiers continue at Homestead-Miami Speedway on October 23. According to the Oddsmakers, there will be no championship eligible driver celebrating at Victory Lane.

for all kings, Tyler Reddick is the front-runner to win the Dixie Vodka 400 (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC). He enters the race into the weekend at 7-1, which is fitting considering he also won the September race at Texas Motor Speedway. Riddick is directly ahead of future coach Denny Hamlin, who is sitting at 8-1.

Besides his Texas win and overall speed in 2022, Riddick also had success at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He has started two matches on the track during his career in the Cup Series, and has two of the top five. This includes the runner-up behind William Byron in 2021.

The drivers in the play-off have interesting prospects

Ross Chastain

GTRoss Chastain (left) has strong odds for Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Riddick is no longer in qualifying, but there are still seven drivers vying for the three remaining spots in the fourth championship. Joey Logano beat his ticket with a win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Hamlin is still looking for a place in the fourth championship, but he will have to fend off some other contenders. This list includes Ryan Blaney (9-1), Ross Chastain (10-1), Chase Elliott (10-1), Christopher Bell (12-1) and William Byron (12-1).

Byron would be an interesting name to watch for multiple reasons. He showed speed on the intermediate tracks in 2022, and is the defending winner at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Although Hamlin has won three career Cup Series wins at the Florida Circuit, she is the most active of the active drivers.

Bill sits in a unique position after the trip to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He had one of the best cars during the eighth round opening race, but was sent to the garage early after Bubba Wallace intentionally crashed Kyle Larson.

Bale was caught #20 in the accident, which dropped him to 34th in the finishing standings and 23 points below the cut-off line. Now, driver Joe Gibbs Racing will be in a must-win position on a track where he has two initiations and finished in one of the top 10.

Lone Racing Playoff driver Stuart Haas remains excited

Chase Brisco

GTChase Briscoe would go on to win at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

There are only three Ford Performance drivers left in qualifying – Logano, Blaney and Chase Briscoe. Driver #22 has a place in the fourth championship while his teammate Penske sits 11 points below the cut-line after crashing into a wall at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Meanwhile, Briscoe started the first two qualifying rounds below the cut-off streak. He continued to secure strong ends while avoiding accidents that disrupted his fellow contestants. This includes Round 12 where he scored three consecutive times in the top ten.

Briscoe will now be heading to Homestead-Miami Speedway, a track he has highlighted as an opportunity. Entering the weekend at 25-1, he’ll be able to join an exclusive roster.

If Briscoe wins the Homestead-Miami Speedway, he will become one of three drivers to win a race at the Florida circuit in all three National Series. He won the Truck Series race in 2017 and the Xfinity Series race in 2020. Now he will try to add a Cup Series win.

Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are the only drivers to win all three series at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch has won three Truck Series series, two Xfinity Series wins, and two Cup Series wins. Harvick has one win per series.


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