The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs head into the third week at Bristol Motor Speedway. The green flag drops on the Bass Pro Shops Night Race on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. This will be the round of 16 cutoff race, as three drivers have locked themselves into the Round of 12. Nine playoff berths remain available going into this weekend. Three times in Cup history, the driver who won the third postseason race has went on to take the series title.
Kyle Larson, listed at 5-1 in the latest Bass Pro Shops Night Race odds from Caesars Sportsbook, is the current Playoffs points standings leader with 2,151 points. Denny Hamlin, listed at 5-1 odds, and Martin Truex Jr., listed at 15-1 odds, have clinched spots in the Round of 12 along with Larson, Kurt Busch, listed at 18-1 odds, enters the weekend in the 12th and final transfer spot in the standings. He is tied with Alex Bowman, listed at 20-1 odds, with 2,053 points, but holds the current tiebreaker with a best finish of sixth between the two so far in the Round of 16 races.
Before making any 2021 Bass Pro Shops Night Race picks, you NEED to see what SportsLine's Micah Roberts has to say. Roberts, a former Vegas bookmaker, was the first to offer expanded NASCAR betting, and now hands out NASCAR winners to his followers on SportsLine. Roberts is the nation's premier NASCAR betting expert, and his top pick, Chase Elliott, won the Jockey Made in America 250 in early July at 2-1 odds.
He also correctly predicted the Coca-Cola 600 winner in the final event of May, hitting Larson's win at 11-2 odds. The previous week, he was on point at the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix, targeting Elliott as the winner at 8-5 odds.
Now, Roberts has analyzed Saturday's Bass Pro Shops Night Race starting grid. We can tell you he is fading Ryan Blaney, even though he is listed at 10-1 odds. In fact, he says Blaney barely even cracks the top 15!
Instead, Roberts is high on a long shot who is trying to avoid playoff elimination! This driver is being underestimated by oddsmakers, and anyone who bets on him could hit it BIG. You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before making any picks.
So who wins the Bass Pro Shops Night Race 2021? And which enormous long shot stuns NASCAR? ... Join SportsLine right now to see Micah Roberts' full projected leaderboard for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race, all from the nation's premier NASCAR betting expert!