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2022 NASCAR at Darlington race picks, Goodyear 400 odds, starting lineup, predictions by legendary expert

Kyle Larson had a strong season in 2021, when he posted 10 victories en route to the NASCAR Cup Series championship. That success has many feeling negatively about his performance this year since he has captured the checkered flag just once in his first 11 starts, with that win coming at Fontana in the second race of the campaign. Larson still has time to live up to the lofty expectations, however, since he didn’t post his second win of 2021 until his 15th start at Charlotte. The 29-year-old will now participate in the 2022 Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday. Larson has recorded five top-five finishes in eight series starts on the NASCAR Darlington track and has been runner-up three straight times after coming in third in the 2018 fall race.

Larson is the 4-1 favorite in the latest 2022 Goodyear 400 odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Martin Truex Jr., last year’s winner of this race, is 6-1, Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin are 7-1 and Kyle Busch rounds out the top 2022 Goodyear 400 contenders at 17-2. You’ll want to check out the NASCAR at Darlington predictions from Micah Roberts, the legendary Vegas bookmaker who pioneered wagering on racing, before locking in any 2022 Goodyear 400 picks of your own.

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, Elliott, won the Jockey Made in America 250 last season.

He also correctly predicted the 2021 Coca-Cola 600 winner, hitting Larson’s victory at 11-2 odds, and was on point by targeting Elliott as the winner of the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at 8-5 odds the previous week. In addition, Roberts nailed last year’s GEICO 500 when he predicted Brad Keselowski to win at 14-1 odds. Anyone who has followed his picks has cashed tickets.

Now, Roberts has analyzed the field and odds for Sunday’s NASCAR at Darlington 2022 race. He’s only sharing his winner and leaderboard at SportsLine.

2022 Goodyear 400 expert picks

One shocker: Roberts is low on Ryan Blaney, even though he’s one the top 2022 Goodyear 400 contenders. In fact, Roberts says Blaney, whose eighth-place finish in last year’s race was his best in 10 career starts at Darlington, barely even cracks the top 20.

“The odds for him to win are laughable with his poor record,” Roberts told SportsLine. “I’ll be looking to bet against him in most driver matchups.”

Another curveball: Roberts is high on Kevin Harvick, even though he’s a long shot at 15-1 in the latest NASCAR at Darlington odds. The 46-year-old, who won the Cup Series title in 2014 and was the regular-season champion in 2020, hasn’t picked up a win in his last 54 starts. Harvick has performed well at Darlington Raceway, however, recording three wins, 12 top-five finishes and 17 top-10s in 28 starts. He has posted all three victories and 10 top-fives while finishing in the top 10 in each of his last 12 outings on the track.

“The worst finish in his last 10 races (at Darlington) has been ninth,” Roberts told SportsLine. “Harvick has led laps in each of his last five starts there.”

How to make 2022 Goodyear 400 predictions

Roberts is high on a long shot whose “style fits this track perfectly.” This driver is being underestimated by oddsmakers, and anyone who backs him could hit it big. You can only find out who it is, and check out the rest of Roberts’ NASCAR at Darlington picks, at SportsLine.

So who wins the 2022 Goodyear 400? And which long shot stuns NASCAR? Visit SportsLine now to see the 2022 NASCAR at Darlington leaderboard from the nation’s premier NASCAR handicapper, and find out.

2022 Goodyear 400 odds, starting lineup, contenders

Kyle Larson 4-1

Martin Truex Jr. 6-1

Chase Elliott 7-1

Denny Hamlin 7-1

Kyle Busch 17-2

Ross Chastain 10-1

Ryan Blaney 12-1

William Byron 12-1

Alex Bowman 15-1

Kevin Harvick 15-1

Joey Logano 15-1

Tyler Reddick 22-1

Christopher Bell 30-1

Kurt Busch 30-1

Chase Briscoe 40-1

Daniel Suarez 40-1

Austin Cindric 50-1

Erik Jones 50-1

Austin Dillon 60-1

Brad Keselowski 60-1

Aric Almirola 100-1

Daniel Hemric 100-1

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 100-1

Chris Buescher 125-1

Cole Custer 125-1

Bubba Wallace 125-1

Justin Haley 150-1

Harrison Burton 500-1

Ty Dillon 500-1

Todd Gilliland 1000-1

Corey LaJoie 1000-1

Michael McDowell 1000-1

Josh Bilicki 5000-1

BJ McLeod 5000-1

Cody Ware 5000-1

J.J. Yeley 5000-1

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