The Round of 8 begins in the the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs this week at Texas Motor Speedway. The green flag drops on the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. The winner of the postseason race at Texas has gone on to win the Cup title three times. No active driver has pulled off the feat yet.
Current points leader Kyle Larson, listed at 11-4 odds in the latest Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 odds from Caesars Sportsbook, is looking for his first win at Texas. He is also aiming to advance to Championship Round of 4 for the first time in his career. He earned his seventh win of the season and second of the playoffs last week at Charlotte. Kyle Busch, listed at 7-1 odds, leads all active drivers with four career wins at Texas. Denny Hamlin, listed at 6-1 odds, has three wins at the site.
Before making any 2021 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 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 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 Sunday's Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 starting grid. We can tell you he is fading Kevin Harvick, even though he is listed at 10-1 odds and has won at Texas three times. In fact, he says Harvick does not crack his top 10!
Instead, Roberts is high on a long shot who was eliminated from playoff contention last week! 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.
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