NASCAR Enjoy Betting Odds, Expert Picks and Illinois 300 Predictions

NASCAR Enjoy Betting Odds, Expert Picks and Illinois 300 Predictions

Denny Hamlin is in good shape heading into the Enjoy Illinois 300 at WWT Raceway, and is a favorite after qualifying for the 15th race of the NASCAR Cup Series season. Read on as our NASCAR betting picks break down the odds and more.

Chris Vasile – Editorial Editor

June 2, 2024 • 08:03 ET

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads to one of its newest and most challenging venues this Sunday for the Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway.

Formerly known as Gateway Motorsports Park, the 1.25-mile oval shares characteristics with New Hampshire, Phoenix and Darlington, making it a unique challenge for both drivers and those trying to place bets.

We’ve got you covered with odds and analysis for the Enjoy Illinois 300 on Sunday, June 2.

Odds of Winning 2024 Enjoy Illinois 300

Driver DraftKings BetMGM Caesars
Danny Hamlin +380 +425 +400
Ryan Blaney +450 +325 +500
Joey Logano +700 +825 +750
Christopher Bell +850 +825 +750
Martin Truex Jr. +1000 +1,100 +1000
Kyle Larson +1,100 +1,400 +1,500
Tyler Reddick +1,200 +1,100 +850
Ty Gibbs +1,200 +625 +800
Brad Keselowski +1,300 +1,300 +1,200
William Byron +1,300 +1,200 +1,400
Michael McDowell +1,300 +1,400 +1,500
kyle busch +1,300 +1,600 +1,200
Austin Cindric +2,800 +2000 +2,500
Chase Elliott +3000 +4,500 +4,000
Bubba Wallace +4,000 +3000 +3,500
Alex Bowman +4,000 +6,000 +3,500
Ross Chastain +4,000 +3000 +3000
Chris Buescher +4,000 +2,500 +3,500
jose berry +10,000 +12,500 +10,000
Noah Gragson +15,000 +12,500 +20,000

Odds as of 2-6-2024.

Enjoy the Illinois 300 course

A relatively open odds board reflects a low level of confidence from both bettors and bettors in any particular factor. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson occupy the top 2 spots on the board, as they have in most races in 2024, but William Byron, Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. are hot on their heels.

DraftKings lists 14 drivers at +2000 or below ahead of qualifying, which is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. ET on Saturday. The green flag will fly for the Enjoy Illinois 300 at approximately 3:30 pm on Sunday.

Enjoy Illinois 300 predictions and expert picks

Odds are listed below, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, 05/30/2024.

Enjoy the Illinois 300 seeding favorites

Denny Hamlin (+600)

He may have finished 34th in 2022, but Denny Hamlin qualified sixth and was eliminated early by Ross Chastain. Hamlin was runner-up last year, but only 11th at Phoenix last March.

Ryan Blaney (+850)

Ryan Blaney led 12 laps to fourth place in 2022 and 83 more to sixth place a year ago. He finished second in the first two stages and tenth and first, respectively, in the second stages. Last year’s champion also finished fifth in Phoenix last March.

Christopher Bell (+1000)

While he didn’t lead a lap in either race and didn’t finish in the top 5, Christopher Bell came home ninth and eleventh. respectively. and he won a race at Phoenix this March. He enters with momentum back on his side following a rain-shortened victory in the Coca-Cola 600 last Sunday.

Enjoy Illinois 300 sleepers

Brad Keselowski (+1200)

This racing package has worked out well for Brad Keselowski this season. He won at Darlington and was runner-up at Charlotte.

Joey Logano (+900)

Joey Logano was the winner of the inaugural race and finished third last year.

Kyle Busch (+1,100)

Kyle Busch led a race-high 66 laps in an effort to place second in 2022. Last season, Busch led 121 laps from the pole en route to victory.

Chris Buescher (+1,500)

Chris Buescher finished second earlier this season at Phoenix and was 12th here last year.

Enjoy Illinois 300 fades

Kyle Larson (+550)

Kyle Larson was Hendrick’s top finisher here in both 2022 (12th) and 2023 (fourth). He ranked 14th at Phoenix in March.

William Byron (+900)

William Byron finished 19th in 2022 and eighth last year after leading 30 laps. He finished seventh and fourth, respectively, in the pair of stages.

Chase Elliott (+1,400)

Chase Elliott finished 21st a year ago and only 19th at Phoenix this season.

Enjoy Illinois 300 Prop Pick: Martin Truex Jr. Top 5 Finish

Martin Truex Jr. (+900 to win outright) led 42 laps and finished sixth in 2022. Truex also finished fifth despite not leading any laps last June. He finished seventh at Phoenix in March.

Choose: Martin Truex Jr. Finishes in the top 5 (+130 in sports betting)

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Analysis of the WWT Raceway track

The closest similarities to this track are Phoenix, Darlington and New Hampshire. While Ford has struggled in recent seasons, these are the best statistical clues that produce the most success.

We haven’t raced in New Hampshire this season, but we’ve already raced in Phoenix and Darlington.

However, one thing to keep in mind is the fact that you don’t see many casual names winning at this track. In the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Josef Newgarden, two-time series champion, has won at this track four times (2017, 2020, 2021, 2022). Scott Dixon (2020, 2023) is the only driver besides Newgarden to win this course since 2020.

In the Cup Series, there are only two winners…Joey Logano and Kyle Busch, the only active multiple-time champions in the sport.

  • There’s not much history here to base many trends on, but trends say you want to start at the front with Logano winning from seventh and Busch from the pole.
  • WTT Raceway is classified as an intermediate track and Larson has won 10 of the last 34 races held at such tracks.

Previous Enjoy the Illinois 300 winners

This is only the third year the NASCAR Cup Series has visited World Wide Technology Raceway. Kyle Busch led the most laps in the previous two races and took victory in 2023. The previous two Enjoy Illinois 300s ended in overtime.

Year Winner
2023 kyle busch
2022 Joey Logano

How to Make Enjoy Illinois 300 Picks

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