The NASCAR schedule concludes this weekend in Phoenix, with all three series crowning new Champions in 2023. Friday night under the lights, the Truck Series opens Championship weekend with a two-driver race for the Championship expected.
Craftsman 150 Championship Race Picks
NASCAR Craftsman 150 Pick: Our CRAFTSMAN 150 betting analysis has picked Corey Heim to win at Phoenix
However, with the NASCAR points standings flattened, any of the Championship Four could take home the Truck Series championship. Insiders Betting Digest explores the Championship Four’s chances to win everything at Phoenix Raceway in our CRAFTSMAN 150 betting analysis.
NASCAR Truck Series Championship Odds
Unfortunately, there were no NASCAR odds available for this weekend’s Truck Series race as of publication. However, we’ve provided the current odds for the Championship Four and their pursuit of the 2023 Truck Series Championship.
|Odds to Win the Truck Series Championship
|Corey Heim (Tricon Garage)
|Grant Enfinger (GMS Racing)
|Ben Rhodes (ThorSport Racing)
|Carson Hocevar (Niece Motorsports)
We recommend checking your preferred sportsbook closer to the Championship NASCAR races for odds featuring the entire field and alternative betting lines.
Everything You Need to Know About NASCAR Truck Series Championship
NASCAR Truck Series: Craftsman 150/Truck Series Championship Race | 150 Laps (150 mi).
Stages 1/2: 45 Laps | Final Stage: 60 Laps
Location of the race: Phoenix Raceway Avondale, AZ.
Date and Time: Friday, November 3rd. 10:00 PM ET.
How to Watch: FS1 | NASCAR Live
- Halmar Friesen’s Stewart Friesen is the only previous winner at Phoenix in the Field for Friday’s Championship Race, winning at Phoenix in 2019.
— NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks) October 30, 2023
NASCAR Truck Series Championship Betting Preview
After Front Row Motorsports’ Zane Smith’s Championship hopes ended after being disqualified after finishing second at Homestead-Miami, ThorSport’s Ben Rhodes was the chief benefactor, moving into second place and solidifying his spot in the Championship Four.
Despite having two consecutive second-place finishes and three consecutive top-ten finishes, Rhodes had four straight finishes outside the top-ten prior. If Rhodes continues his run of form, he could provide a shocking upset by winning the 2023 Truck Series Championship despite an average season.
GMS Racing’s Grant Enfinger was the biggest benefactor of Smith’s disqualification, moving into fourth place at Phoenix and unexpectedly into the Championship Four. Enfinger has one dominant win at the Milwaukee Mile and three top-five finishes in the playoffs, alternating excellent results with three finishes outside the top ten.
Enfinger has won the Regular Season Championship before in 2019 and wasn’t able to convert that into a Truck Series Championship win. However, Enfinger could grab his 101st career win and the 2023 Truck Series Championship.
— NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks) November 1, 2023
Much like the rest of our Truck Series previews in 2023, Tricon Garage’s Corey Heim is front and center in our CRAFTSMAN 150 betting analysis and is our favorite to win the 2023 Truck Series Championship. Heim has been in a two-car race for the best season, having three wins, 12 top-five, and 19 top-ten finishes.
Heim inherited third place at Homestead-Miami after Smith’s disqualification, but won both stages and led the most laps. While his last finish outside the top ten was a 15th-place finish on Bristol’s dirt track and not racing at Gateway, Heim’s run to the Championship Four has been impressive, scoring five consecutive top-five finishes in the playoffs.
Oddsmakers have Niece Motorsports’ Carson Hocevar as Heim’s most likely challenger to beat him to the 2023 Truck Series Championship. Hocevar scored his series-leading fourth win in 2023 at Homestead, bouncing back from an 11th-place finish at Talladega.
Hocevar has four top-five and five top-ten finishes in six playoff races and will give Heim the best fight for the championship at Phoenix.
— NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks) October 31, 2023
Who Will Win the NASCAR Truck Series Championship?
- NASCAR Craftsman 150 Pick: Our CRAFTSMAN 150 betting analysis has picked Corey Heim to win at Phoenix
Also, we have Smith, Rhodes, Enfinger, and Hocevar completing the top five.
We’re also taking Heim to win the Truck Series Championship among our final NASCAR predictions this season.