With less than three weeks to go until NASCAR gets back in action for the 2018 season, it appears the odds makers in Las Vegas have picked a favorite to win the Monster Energy Cup Series championship.
The 9/2 favorite to win it all this season is none other than Las Vegas native Kyle Busch, according to vegasinsider.com.
There are three drivers that have a 5/1 shot at winning it all in 2018 — Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, and last year’s champion, Martin Truex Jr.
Three other drivers come in with odds of 10/1 or better with Chase Elliott at 6/1, Joey Logano at 8/1, and Brad Keselowski at 10/1. Other notable drivers with odds that wouldn’t be considered too much of a long-shot include Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson both at 15/1, Erik Jones at 20/1, and Ryan Blaney at 30/1.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, the ultimate long-shots are Bubba Wallace and AJ Allmendinger with odds of 1000/1 and Kasey Kahne, Ty Dillon, and Trevor Bayne at 500/1.
If we had to choose the driver we think will win it all, we’re pretty much in line with Vegas with the 5/1 favorite in Larson.