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2024 USA Today 301 Preview

June 23, 2024

The upcoming USA Today 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway offers bettors an exciting chance to check out drivers needing to make a statement with a win. This NASCAR betting opportunity will be in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, at 2:30 PM ET on Sunday, June 23rd. The market favorite is Christopher Bell, who leads with a +440 moneyline.

USA Today 301 Betting Preview

The USA Today 301 event marks the middle of the NASCAR Cup Series season. If the playoffs were to begin today, six spots would be available. Many drivers have found success this season, with 10 different winners in 17 events so far.

With so many drivers having success this season, it makes sense to see a new face claim another. However, current momentum from previous events points to a driver with a win already on their resume this season.

USA Today 301 Best Drivers to Win

This event is wide open for a driver with good momentum to clinch a win. While a new face for victory is possible (looking at Blaney), bettors should check out established winners from the list below.

Martin Truex Jr. +520

Truex Jr. has placed outside the top 10 in his last five races. However, he has been dominant at this event and has led 426 out of the 602 total laps he has participated in over the previous few times.

Furthermore, he has finished in the top 12 in his last nine races and even won here last year. This is the perfect recipe for him to get back on the winning side.

Ryan Blaney +760

Blaney placed 22nd here last year, so he will aim to improve upon that performance. He is the 2023 Cup Series champ and is returning to racing action after winning the Iowa Corn 350 last Sunday.

His recent win put him in seventh in the Cup Series rankings, but he will need to accumulate more consistency as the season meets the halfway point. While he placed fourth in 2019, he has yet to win.

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

The betting odds for the USA Today 301 are provided by MyBookie, which shows Christopher Bell leading the pack as the favorite. Bell is appealing, as he has placed in the top 10 in his last four races and won the Coca-Cola 600.

Denny Hamlin is a great value, likely due to his recent poor performances in his last two races (down a lap in one and a DNF in the other). But he has won three times this season and landed in the top five over his last five events before his latest two races. Look for him to have a good shot here.

Final Pick: Denny Hamlin +610