NASCAR on the Nashville schedule: How to Watch, Odds, Favorites Originally Appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
After the first and only weekend of the 2022 season, NASCAR is preparing for the final 20 races of the year.
To kick off the final stretch, the Cup Series will visit the Nashville SuperSpeedway for a 300-lap battle. Kyle Larson looks to defend his crown after winning the first race at Music City last June.
Does Larson repeat or does another driver lift a precious guitar? Here’s everything you need to know about the Ali 400 in Nashville:
Nashville admission list
Thirty-six drivers are on the Nashville admission list. 40 cars can qualify for the race, so all 36 entrants will race on Sunday. Here is the full list:
When is the NASCAR Nashville Race?
This race weekend includes practice and qualifying period before Sunday’s race.
The practice for all 36 drivers will take place on Friday at 6:30 pm ET. To qualify for the 1:30 pm ET on Saturday, drivers will be split into two groups and each driver will make one lap. The five fastest drivers in each group advance to the final round, where 10 finalists run another lap to determine the poll winner.
The Ally 400 starts on Sunday, June 26 at 5pm ET.
How to watch NASCAR this weekend
Nashville marks the start of NBC’s TV broadcast for this season, with NBC and USA Network broadcasting the final 20 races of the 2022 NASCAR season.
On Friday and Saturday, the practice and qualification range will be on the USA Network, respectively. Sunday’s coverage begins at 4 pm ET with Countdown to Green on Peacock. The race starts at 5 pm ET, airing on NBC and Peacock.
There may be coverage before, during and after Sunday’s race Streamed online here And on the NBC Sports app.
NASCAR validations entering Nashville
Nashville is 17th out of 26 regular season races, as the postseason is approaching. Only 16 drivers make the playoffs, and the drivers secure the position by winning the race or scoring more points than the non-winner. Here’s a look at the current playoff standings, where winners are locked in and non-winners are fighting for every point:
- Ross Chastain520 points, 2 wins
- Joe Logano506 points, 2 wins
- William Byron466 points, 2 wins
- Denny Hamlin325 points, 2 wins
- Chase Elliott536 points, 1 win
- Kyle Bush513 points, 1 win
- Kyle Larson476 points, 1 win
- Alex Bowman460 points, 1 win
- Chase Briscoe386 points, 1 win
- Daniel Suarez366 points, 1 win
- Austin Cindric362 points, 1 win
- Kurt Bush355 points, 1 win
- Ryan Blaney, 511 points
- Martin Truex Jr., 481 points
- Christopher Bell, 444 points
- Arik Almirola, 423 points
- Kevin Harvick, 416 points
- Tyler Reddick, 381 points
- Austin Dillon, 376 points
- Eric Jones, 368 points
Which active drivers won in Nashville?
Sunday will be just the second Cup race in NashvilleSo only one past winner: Larson last year.
Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Harvick and Logano all won the Xfinity Series races in Nashville, as NASCAR’s second-tier series has run 22 previous races on the track.
NASCAR Nashville betting odds, favorites, predictions
The inaugural race at the 1.33-mile oval in 2021 is hard to disable Nashville.
Larson dominated last year, leading 264 of 300 on the road to victory. Chastain, Byron, Almirola and Harvick rank in the top five. Elliott led the second-most laps (13), but he finished 38th after disqualifying his finish for having loose lug nuts.
Here are some of them Favorites to win in NashvilleCourtesy of our partners, PointsBet:
- Kyle Larson, +560
- Kyle Busch, +800
- Ross Chastain, +850
- Chase Elliott, +900
- Denny Hamlin, +1100
- Ryan Blaney, +1100
- Zoe Logano, +1200
- William Byron, +1300
- Martin TrueX Jr., +1300
- Tyler Reddick, +1600
- Alex Bowman, +1800
- Christopher Bell, +1800
- Kevin Harvick, +2500
- Kurt Busch, +2500
- Daniel Suarez, +3000
- Aric Almirola, +4000
- Brad Keselowski, +9000
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