2022 FireKeepers Casino 400 Odds and Picks

2022 FireKeepers Casino 400 Odds and Picks

Can Ford continue its Cup Series winning streak at Michigan International Speedway? Maybe not according to a quick look at the odds! NASCAR returns to an oval track after a wild road course race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. This week the CUP Series is set for the running of the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS).

Many teams consider this a track they would love to grab a win due to its proximity to Detroit and the home offices of auto companies. That’s been the case for Ford drivers as they’ve won seven straight races in a row of the last ten at the track! If you look at the last ten races then it’s easy to see that Chevrolet won the other three.

That means Toyota has been nearly shut out! The last time Toyota won a Cup race at this facility was back in 2015. So how does that play out for the favorites to win outright? It looks like the oddsmakers may be blowing off the seven-race win streak by Ford!

Chase Elliott comes in as the outright favorite at +650 and he pilots a Chevrolet. Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch both are at +700 with Busch in a Toyota and Larson in a Chevrolet. The only Ford driver in the favorites this week is Ryan Blaney at +1000.

Blaney has yet to win a race this season but has been one of the strongest Fords all season long. He is also the defending track winner at MIS.

Here are the favorite drivers to win the FireKeepers Casino 400 outright:

Chase Elliott +650

Kyle Busch +700

Kyle Larson +700

Denny Hamlin +800

Ross Chastain +1000

Ryan Blaney +1000

One big change this time around, as compared to the odds for this race last season, is that Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. are not considered favorites. Harvick (+2200) has not won a race in almost two whole seasons. Truex (+1400) has also not won a race this season but has been able to rack up seven stage wins and has had nine finishes inside the top ten.

That means Truex is most likely locked into the Playoff picture while Harvick is one spot outside the 16- driver playoff bubble. His most likely scenario for making it to the post-season is to win a race and there are only four more races in the regular season.

2022 FireKeepers Casino 400 Preview

Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022, 3:00 pm EST

Track: Michigan International Speedway

Type: D-shaped oval, Asphalt, 2.0 miles, 4 turns

Race Distance: 400 miles, 200 laps

Defending Track Winner: Ryan Blaney

TV/Radio: USA/SiriusXM/MRN local affiliates

2022 FireKeepers Casino 400 Predictions

Chase Elliott +650

Chase Elliott is riding at the top of the NASCAR Cup Series point standings with a total of four wins this season and 15 finishes inside the top ten. He has also racked up five stage wins. That puts him at the top of the standings as the regular season winds down. And, Elliott has climbed up the fantasy stats at Michigan over the last two seasons and is now jumped to being ranked 6th best at the track.

Ryan Blaney +1000

Ryan Blaney is the defending track winner at Michigan Motor Speedway but he’s not won a race this season. But he’s finished inside the top ten a total of seven times this season and ten finishes of 10th or better. Blaney would love a win to pad his playoff picture but he should be locked in due to his finishes and five race stage wins. Blaney is probably one of the strongest Ford drivers this season.

Kevin Harvick +2200

I probably need to fade here. Kevin Harvick may be having a rough season but he has been running towards the front and he has won four of the last Cup Series races at Michigan. Last week Harvick was looking like a possible contender before being taken out in someone else’s wreck. That’s happened several times this season. This could be the Sunday where Harvick gets back to victory lane.

Others: Martin Truex Jr. (+1400) is 3rd in NASCAR Cup Series fantasy stats at Michigan. In his last ten races at the facility, he’s finished 10th or better seven times. A longshot pick this weekend may be Darrell Wallace Jr. (+3300) who seems to be finding a groove towards the end of the regular season. Wallace finished 9th at MIS two races ago and finished 19th last year with his brand new team.

2022 FireKeepers Casino 400 Betting Lines

Chase Elliott +650

Kyle Busch +700

Kyle Larson +700

Denny Hamlin +800

Ross Chastain +1000

Ryan Blaney +1000

William Byron +1200

Tyler Reddick +1200

Martin Truex Jr +1400

Christopher Bell +1400

Joey Logano +1600

Kurt Busch +2000

Alex Bowman +2200

Kevin Harvick +2200

Daniel Suarez +2500

Erik Jones +3300

Darrell Wallace Jr. +3300

Austin Cindric +5000

Chase Briscoe +5000

Austin Dillon +6600

Aric Almirola +10000

Ricky Stenhouse Jr +10000

Chris Buescher +10000

Brad Keselowski +10000

Austin Hill +10000

Michael McDowell +15000

Harrison Burton +25000

Cole Custer +25000

Noah Gragson +30000

Ty Dillon +50000

Justin Haley +50000

Corey Lajoie +50000

Todd Gilliland +100000

Josh Bilicki +100000

J.J. Yeley +100000

Cody Ware +100000

BJ McLeod +100000