The Verizon 200 race is the final event in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series. It covers 200 miles of Indianapolis Motor Speed at Speedway, Indiana. The original race, the Brickyard 400, was founded in 1994, becoming NASCAR’s most attended event immediately.
The newest version had its inauguration in 2021, and it attracted about 250,000 people. It followed the IndyCar Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, both of which took place on the same track the day before.
AJ Allmendinger won the race last year in only his second NASCAR Cup start of the season. He avoided several big crashes to find the checkered flag, overtaking Denny Hamlin, who was in the lead with just two laps to go. This year’s race is gearing up to be another close competition.
Verizon 200 Betting Picks
Qualifications for the Verizon 200 will begin at 8:30 AM local time on July 30, followed by the race the next day. There will still be a lot of movement in the Verizon 200 odds this week, especially after a couple of disqualifications after the M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 24.
In the NASCAR odds, Chase Elliott has been consistent this year, although he sometimes comes up short. He took first place at the M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400, but only because NASCAR disqualified Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch.
Because of his continued strong runs, Elliott is in great shape to continue. He’s also at the top of the points chart, another great reason to consider him at the Verizon 200.
For the NASCAR picks, Ross Chastain, despite the DQ on Sunday for a technicality, is running deep in almost all of his races this year. He would have had an outstanding finish on Sunday and will be ready for another strong performance if he’s ready in time.
Chastain is second place in the points but 100 behind Elliott. However, based on what he has been able to produce, he’s a solid racer and needs to be watched during the qualifiers to see what he can do in the competition.
Kyle Busch is always a name that appears toward the top of the list when it comes to most NASCAR races. He is one of only a few repeat winners and took second at the M&M’s Fan Appreciation event before the DQ.
Busch is a veteran, and whatever issue caused the disqualification won’t keep him down. He’s going to come back with a vengeance, and his performance in the warm-up on Saturday will set his pace.
Verizon 200 Betting Trends
- A.J. Allmendinger run the inaugural race in 2021 with a race time of 3:20:59 and an average speed of 69.171
- Kyle Larson has the most laps led in the NASCAR Cup Series, with 28
- Kyle Larson has the most laps led in a single NASCAR Cup Series race, with 28
- Only two drivers have competed in the Brickyard 400, Verizon 200, and Indianapolis 500
- Chevrolet won the inaugural race in 2021
Verizon 200 Betting Pick and Prediction
It’s too early to call how this race will play out, especially as several racers are coming off both wins and crashes from yesterday. However, Chase Elliott remains a solid target for bettors. His win yesterday was the fourth of the season, and he’s had three in the past five races.
Elliott has not finished below second in those five, either. He would have finished third if it weren’t for the DQs, but he is still consistent enough to be a strong contender for the Verizon 200.
Elliott still leads in the points, another indication of his strength this season. As a long-time veteran of NASCAR, he is coming into the race prepared and with a lot of talent behind the wheel. Although his 2020 season was a little bumpy, he has found solid ground again and is ready for the Verizon 200.
Verizon 200 Betting Pick: Chase Elliott gets the checkered flag