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2017 Coca Cola 600 Betting Odds, Speeds and Picks

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Wes grew up around cars at the family business. He makes no attempt to hide his love of early 90s GM products, and still repents selling his sweet '94 Pontiac Sunbird a few years back.

Who’s going to win the Coca Cola 600? The Memorial Day weekend race is usually a bit of a wildcard to predict – the extra 100 miles levels the playing field for some. Fuel mileage and attrition have to be factors.

Because of this, the race has had its share of first-time winners and surprise endings.

2017 Coca Cola 600 First-Time Winner

If you’re looking for a first-time winner, I’d go with Ryan Blaney. He’s been coming on lately, had the second fastest practice time, and has the youth to muscle the car around all 600 miles strong. The Wood Brothers also have a history of winning the crown jewel Nascar races. Honorable mention here would be Erik Jones.

2017 Coca Cola 600 Top Pick

A safer pick would be Kyle Larson. With one win and numerous top-fives, this almost seems like Larson’s race to lose at this point – although he certainly could find a way to do that. His performance in the All-Star race a week ago and top practice speed makes him an even better bet. I’m feeling good about Dale Jr. here as a second guess. It seems like the appropriate stage for him to get a win that would be a crowd favorite.

If you don’t want to blindly go with one of our picks, here are the betting odds and practice speeds to help you form your opinion.

2017 Coca Cola 600 Top 10 Final Practice Speeds

DriverLapsTimeSpeed
Kyle Larson2628.970186.400
Ryan Blaney2229.054185.861
Matt Kenseth3629.182185.046
Kurt Busch3629.212184.856
Erik Jones1929.218184.818
Ryan Newman3529.224184.780
Dale Earnhardt Jr.3229.279184.433
Jimmie Johnson4729.367183.880
Daniel Suarez3429.390183.736
Denny Hamlin4329.426183.511

2017 Coca Cola 600 Betting Odds from Vegas

Kevin Harvick #4 +500
Kyle Larson #42 +550
Kyle Busch #18 +600
Martin Truex, Jr. #78 +600
Jimmie Johnson #48 +700
Brad Keselowski #2 +800
Chase Elliott #24 +850
Joey Logano #22 +1100
Matt Kenseth #20 +1200
Ryan Blaney #21 +1200
Erik Jones #77 +1500
Denny Hamlin #11 +1600
Clint Bowyer #14 +2200
Kurt Busch #41 +2700
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #88 +3800
Jamie McMurray #1 +3800
Kasey Kahne #5 +4400
Ryan Newman #31 +6600
Daniel Suarez #19 +6600
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. #17 +8800
Austin Dillon #3 +10000
Regan Smith #43 +20000
A. J. Allmendinger #47 +25000
Trevor Bayne #6 +25000
Paul Menard #27 +30000
Danica Patrick #10 +40000
Ty Dillon #13 +50000
Chris Buescher #37 +75000
David Ragan #38 +75000
Michael McDowell #95 +100000
J.J. Yeley #7 +150000
Cole Whitt #72 +150000
Corey LaJoie #83 +150000
Derrick Cope #55 +150000
Gray Gaulding #23 +150000
Jeffrey Earnhardt #33 +150000
Landon Cassill #34 +150000
Matt DiBenedetto #32 +150000
Reed Sorenson #15 +150000
Timmy Hill #51 +150000

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