2022 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix odds, picks and predictions

2022 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix odds, picks and predictions


The NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) for Sunday’s 2022 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. The green flag is set to drop a little after 3:30 p.m. ET (on FOX).

Below we analyze the 2022 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix odds and lines, with NASCAR picks and predictions.

Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott steered his No. 9 to Victory Lane last season at the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at COTA in May 2021.

Penske Racing’s Ryan Blaney is on the pole for Sunday’s COTA race. He is the first multi-pole winner this season, and he is on the pole for the eighth time in his career.

Trackhouse Racing’s Daniel Suarez will start second, while Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer will start third.

2022 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix: What you need to know

  • There isn’t much info to go on as we’ve only had one race here. Elliott started from the eighth position in last season’s 54-lap race, leading just five of the laps en route to the victory.
  • Penske Racing’s Joey Logano won Stage 1 of last season’s race, and led a race-high 14 laps before settling for third. He started from the sixth position last year.
  • Kyle Larson ended up second to his teammate Elliott. The 2021 Cup Series champ finished fourth in Stage 1 and sixth in Stage 2, turning four laps from the top spot. He started second before his runner-up finish.

Who is going to win the 2022 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix?

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated Saturday at 8:06 p.m. ET.

BLANEY (+1000), who admittedly isn’t a great road-course racer, is going off from the top spot. Last season, the top three drivers started eighth or higher. Typically, there aren’t many lead changes on road courses. There certainly won’t be 45 lead changes like last weekend in Atlanta.

LARSON (+400) had to settle for the runner-up position a year ago, so he’ll be champing at the bit trying to get those checkers here in Texas. It will be a challenge to get to the front of the pack as he is starting 13th. But if anybody can do it, Larson can.

Long-shot and prop bets for the 2022 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix

CHRISTOPHER BELL (+2000) has been inching closer and closer recently, although the results likely don’t look that way. He appeared to be in line for a runner-up finish last week, but he passed below the double yellow line and had a penalty on the last lap, tumbling to 23rd. Still, he has 59 points in the past three weekends, including 7 bonus points. He goes off seventh Sunday.

At the same price, CUSTER (+2000) and SUAREZ (+2000) are worth a look due to their advantageous starting spots.

Take a look at KEVIN HARVICK (+5000) and BRAD KESELOWSKI (+8000), too. They have super long odds for drivers of their caliber. Sure, they might not be the drivers they once were, and they’re in some different situations in 2022. But at these prices, they’re certainly worth a small-unit play. Harvick starts 18th, Keselowski goes off 26th.

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