200 (Camping World Truck Series) Predictions, Odds & Picks 200

  • John Hunter Nemechek leading Toyota onslaught at Track Too Tough to Tame.
  • Where you start at Darlington has a lot to do with where you finish.
  • Hailie Deegan showing continued improvement as the Truck Series season progresses.


Bet on 200, Here! 200 Odds

Find the latest odds for the Camping World Truck Series, provided by BetMGM!

Winner Odds
John H. Nemechek +225
Austin Hill +500
Sheldon Creed +550
Zane Smith +700
Ben Rhodes +850
Grant Enfinger +1100
Matt Crafton +1400
Corey Heim +1800
Chandler Smith +2000
Stewart Friesen +2200
Johnny Sauter +2200
Todd Gilliland +2500
Ryan Reed +3000
Tyler Ankrum +5000
Derek Kraus +5000
Any Other Driver +5000
David Gilliland +6000
Parker Kligerman +6600

After a nine-year hiatus, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returned to Darlington Raceway last year, with Ben Rhodes taking the checkered flag at the historic track.

Understandably, given the gap between races, Rhodes is the only former Darlington winner in the field for Friday night’s 200, the eighth race on the Truck Series schedule.

Friday’s event is scheduled for 147 laps (200.1 miles) at the 1.366-mile track, with stage breaks planned after 45 and 90 laps.

How to Watch 200 200 Information
Race 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race
Location Darlington Raceway
Time Friday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. ET
How to Watch FS1

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John Hunter Nemechek Leads Toyota Charge in Perfect Season—So Far

Kyle Busch Motorsports has won the last five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, with owner/driver Kyle Busch and John Hunter Nemechek accounting for two victories each.

Ben Rhodes picked up wins in the first two events of the season. Added to the KBM victory total, Toyota drivers have won all seven races thus far in 2021.

With Busch sitting out the Darlington race, Nemechek is the clear favorite at +225, according to the sportsbook at BetMGM

But you can’t ignore Rhodes, who is the fifth choice at BetMGM at +850, despite his win at Darlington last year. This is a value bet you can’t ignore.

Where You Start at Darlington Has a Lot to Do with Where You Finish

It’s a small sample, and most of the data is at least a decade old, but historically, starting position in Truck Series races at Darlington is an excellent predictor of the finish.

Only once in eight Truck races at The Lady in Black has the eventual winner started outside the top 10—and that was a victory from 14th by Bobby Hamilton back in 2003.

Since then, Darlington winners have started fourth, eighth, second, and fifth—the spot from which Ben Rhodes won last year.

John Hunter Nemechek starts from the pole on Friday night, and that argues for a bet on the driver of the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota.

But Rhodes starts fourth, well within the potential winning zone, and a bet on the ThorSport driver makes a lot more sense, given the disparity in price.

Hailie Deegan Has Shown Steady Improvement Throughout Truck Season

Hailie Deegan is not just a novelty, a rare female driver in the male-dominated world of auto racing.

No, Deegan is a bona fide talent who posted three victories in 28 starts in the developmental NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

After starting her rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with finishes of 24th, 28th, and 28th, the 19-year-old from Temecula, California, has improved her results each week.

She ran 21st at Atlanta, 19th on the Bristol dirt track, 17th at Richmond and 13th last Saturday at Kansas, earning a 10th-place starting spot at Darlington.

If you’d like to make a wager on Deegan, however, you’ll have to place a field bet, ranging from +5000 at most outlets to +6000 on bet365.

Unquestionably, you’re better off waiting for Deegan to be offered individually at much longer odds.

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