The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series is headed to Concord, North Carolina this coming weekend for the 2022 Coca-Cola 600 . Most eyes will certainly be on the favorites like Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, and Chase Elliott, but here are three drivers who might be undervalued a bit. Check out three sleepers in the upcoming Coca-Cola 600.
Sleeper Picks and Predictions for the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series Race on May 29, 2022
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
When: Sunday, May 29, 2022, green flag at 6:00 PM ET
Kevin Harvick (odds)
Bell is a sleeper based on his odds only. He is looking to continue his good stretch, having finished inside the top 5 in each of his last three races. He has not won a race yet this season, but he’s clearly a driver to watch often, with three top 5s and seven top 10s, so far. Bell has also shown a great feel of the Texas Motor Speedway, as he’s already got a pair of podium finishes in four career starts there. Since a 21st-place finish in his debut there in 2020, Elliott has not placed outside of the top 11 in any of his succeeding three appearances at the said track.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (odds)
Stenhouse has been pretty decent this season even though he’s yet to win a race. For one, he’s already got a total of four top 10s, three of those coming from his past five starts; he finished runner up at Dover and then followed that up with back-to-back 8th places at Darlington and Kansas, respectively. At Charlotte Motor Speedway, Stenhouse has a career average finish of 17.1 over 17 starts on the strength of a couple of top 5s, three top 10s, and 12 top 20s. Moreover, Stenhouse has cracked the top 5 in three of his last five appearances at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (odds)
What really makes Briscoe such a sleeper here is the fact that it’s harder to make a guess on how he would perform at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, given he’s only raced there before once. That was at the 2021 Cola-Cola 600 in which he finished 23rd. So far this season, Briscoe has a couple of top 5s and three top 10s. He’s booked a spot in the playoffs with a win at the 2022 Ruoff Mortgage 500 back in March at Phoenix Raceway.
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