It’s going to be one crazy weekend for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series, with rubbers about to burn down at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Have you made your picks yet? If you’re still on the fence, you can let the experts break down which drivers you should be keeping a close eye on.
Expert Picks and Predictions for the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series Race on April 24, 2022
Where: Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama
When: Sunday, April 24, 2022, green flag at 3:00 PM ET
Byron is leading all drivers so far this season with 295 points, thanks to a pair of wins and four top 5s to date. The team Hendrick Motorsports driver won the 2022 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the 2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 at Martinsville Speedway. He’s also got two top 10s in 8 total starts at Talladega Superspeedway.
|Joey Logano or Ryan Blaney
As for Kevin Erickson of USA TODAY, team Penske teammates, it’s a toss up between Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney for his pick to win the 2022 GEICO 500 this weekend. Erickson noted that “Penske usually is the team to beat at the Alabama superspeedway.
Blaney has yet to win a race this season, but he’s definitely hard to ignore as he already has four top 5s and six top 10s. He has also cracked the top 5 in each of his last four starts. He’s also won twice already at Talladega Superspeedway, going back to back in the 2019 1000Bulbs.com 500 and the 2020 GEICO 500.
TopBet News Editor | Ryan Simpson
|TopBet News Editor | Ryan Simpson
Here’s what TopBet’s Ryan Simpson said about Austin Cindric in our preview of the 2022 GEICO 500 race:
“Also driving under the Penske banner, Cindric is lacking in experience at Talladega Superspeedway, as he has not started an NASCAR Cup Series race there, but he’s been hot enough this season to get a look as a favorite. Cindric has two top 10s in seven starts this year. He locked up a spot in the playoffs with a win at Daytona.”
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