The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season continues on Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway with the annual AdventHealth 400. Martin Truex Jr is coming off his first win in two years last weekend in Delaware, but he isn't the frontrunner here. Kyle Larson is the favorite in the sportsbooks with +500 odds, followed by William Byron (+575), Denny Hamlin (+700), Tyler Reddick (+750), and Truex Jr (+800). Kurt Busch won this race in 2022. Larson already has two wins this season, therefore it's not too surprising to see him with the best odds. Keep reading for the AdventHealth 400 picks.
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AdventHealth 400 Picks
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This race has been around since 2011. Hamlin and Kyle Busch have both won it twice each and cannot be overlooked this time around.
The AdventHealth 400 has 267 laps in total for a distance of 400.5 miles, with 80 in stages 1 and 2 before 107 in the third. Joe Gibbs Racing has the most wins here.
Kyle Larson (+550)
Larson is having a fantastic campaign thus far, sitting just six points behind Kyle Busch in second place. Another big result could put him in top spot. He's got four top-1o finishes and four top-five finishes, including the two victories as well. Larson was also runner-up at Kansas last May. It's understandable why he's favored Sunday.
William Byron (+575)
Current third in the table, Byron won back-to-back races in Vegas and Phoenix, helping him rack up a bunch of points. He hit a small dry spell after those wins but bounced back across the last two weeks, finishing in seventh at Talladega and then fourth at Dover. While Byron was 16th in the spring race in 2022 he did lock down sixth in the fall edition. He could be one to keep an eye on.
Denny Hamlin (+700)
Hamlin is one of the most successful drivers in the Cup Series at Kansas. Aside from the two wins, he was top-five in both races here in 2022 as well. But, Hamlin isn't exactly driving that well this year though, sitting in 12th place. Hamlin voiced recently he's had issues with his pit crew, which doesn't exactly bode well for his chances to win a third at the AdventHealth 400.
Martin Truex Jr (+800)
How can you ignore the guy who just won? Truex Jr is up to fifth in the standings and evidently has some momentum. He's finished top-five in two of his previous three outings, also securing third at Martinsville. Also, over the last six seasons, Truex has finished within the top-10 every single race at Kansas except for once and of course, won both in 2017. Definitely one to monitor.
Christopher Bell (+850)
Bell is fourth in the standings and already has one win and five top-five finishes to his name. Since he is a Joe Gibbs driver, he can't be ignored. Bell was top-10 at Talladega and Dover while finishing in fifth and third in the Kansas races last year. He might not be a great bet to win it all, but a specific wager on Bell could very well be worth it.
AdventHealth 400 Picks
Byron does appear to be trending in the right direction. I'm liking him to notch a third victory. Also, lock in Bell for a top-five finish.