Coca-Cola 600 Prediction: We’re Due for a Dominating Performance

Written by: Reid Spencer
Updated May 24, 2024
4 min read
  • Seriously? Kyle Larson is the favorite with all he has to do this week?

  • William Byron needs a boost as regular season enters second half.

  • It’s about time for Martin Truex Jr. to produce another dominating win.

Coca-Cola 600 Betting Odds

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Kyle Larson+450
Denny Hamlin+600
Tyler Reddick+800
Ryan Blaney+900
William Byron+1000
Martin Truex Jr.+1000
Chase Elliott+1100
Brad Keselowski+1200
Christopher Bell+1300
Chris Buescher+1300
Ty Gibbs+1400

Our Picks for the Coca-Cola 600

  • Martin Truex Jr. to win the race at +1000 via DraftKings

  • Denny Hamlin to beat Kyle Larson head-to-head at -105 via DraftKings

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Coca-Cola 600 Predictions

We Can’t See Ultra-Busy Kyle Larson as the Favorite in This Race

We were almost wrong about Kyle Larson last week—but not quite. After two helicopter rides and a plane trip from Indianapolis, Larson still made a respectable showing in the NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro.

After a tire change at the 150-lap mark, Larson charged forward and challenged for the runner-upspot before fading to fourth at the finish.

Oddsmakers have Larson as the favorite for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at +450 via DraftKings Sportsbook, but frankly, we can’t see it.

Larson will start Sunday at Indianapolis, where he hopes to race in the Indy 500, but the weather is dubious for that event. He’ll have to travel to Charlotte for the start of the Coke 600 at 6 p.m.

That’s just too much running around to be a factor in the Coke 600.

William Byron Would Love to Recover Early-Season Form at Charlotte

It’s bordering on absurd to say that a driver who has won three of the first 13 races of the NASCAR Cup Series season needs a jump-start.

Of late, however, William Byron hasn’t shown the form that carried him to those three victories in the first eight races.

He suffered consecutive finishes of 33rd and 23rd at Dover and Kansas, respectively, before running sixth at Darlington.

Bottom line? It’s been a long tome since Byron has been in position to challenge for a win. That could change at Charlotte, where the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet has a pole, two top fives and three top 10s in seven starts.

We can’t say we don’t like Byron at +1000 via DraftKings, but there’s another driver we like better.

It’s Time Once Again for Martin Truex Jr. to Dominate as Only He Can

Martin Truex Jr. has been consistently fast this season, as his second position in the NASCAR Cup Series standings will attest.

A series of gremlins, however, has kept the driver of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota out of Victory Lane - be it misguided strategy, pit road snafus, mechanical issues or ill-timed cautions.

This week, Truex comes to one of his best tracks. At Charlotte Motor Speedway, he boasts three victories, one of which was a study in absolute domination.

In the 2016 Coca-Cola 600, Truex led 392 laps totaling 588 of 600 miles, the latter a record for a NASCAR race.

All told, Truex has led 1,059 laps at the 1.5-mile track, and we think he’ll lead the last one on Sunday. At +1000 via DraftKings, Truex is priced attractively, too.

Bet on Martin Truex Jr. (+1000) at DraftKings 

How to Watch the Coca-Cola 600

  • What: Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series Race

  • Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway

  • When: Sunday, May 26, 6 p.m. ET

  • How to Watch: FOX


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Award-winning motorsports writer Reid Spencer has served as lead writer for the NASCAR Wire Service for 16 years, having also spent a four-year stint as NASCAR columnist and beat writer for Sporting News. He is currently serving as president of the National Motorsports Press Association.
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