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2024 GEICO 500 Odds, Picks: Best NASCAR bets for Talladega from a proven racing expert

2024 GEICO 500 Odds, Picks: Best NASCAR bets for Talladega from a proven racing expert

Chase Elliott is trying to make it back-to-back wins for the second time in his NASCAR Cup Series career when he competes in the 2024 GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. Elliott, who captured the checkered flag at Texas last weekend to end his 42-race drought, concluded the 2020 series championship season with back-to-back victories at Martinsville and Phoenix. Elliott is 12-1 and Joey Logano is a 9-1 favorite in the 2024 GEICO 500 odds. Four-time race winner Brad Keselowski is 10-1 and Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney is 11-1 while William Byron, Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace are 12-1 in 2024. NASCAR is unlike Talladega. Sunday's race on the 2.66-mile tri-oval is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Before you make any NASCAR picks, be sure to see what CBS Sports NASCAR writer Stephen Taranto has to say.

Taranto, who shines as a sim racer and has 20 career wins in iRacing, is the lead NASCAR writer for, and he chronicles stock car racing with the same precision and passion he has since becoming a full-time racing fan in 2001. He is certified An annual NASCAR newscaster who also publishes a popular weekly NASCAR predictions column, named after Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez's famous victories in 2022. Taranto is off to a strong start for SportsLine in 2024, with five winners already, including 16-1 Byron in the Daytona 500 and 14-1 Chase Elliott in Texas last week. Anyone who keeps track of their NASCAR picks has seen huge returns!

As for the 2024 GEICO 500, we can tell you that Taranto ranks high on Kyle Busch, even though he has a long shot of 15-1. Other curve: It's fading regular season reigning Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. “Truex has been coming to Talladega since 2005, but in 38 career starts, he has only three top-five finishes and nine top-10 finishes without a single win. From 2016 on, a fifth-place finish in 2022 is the only “On the track inside the top 10,” Taranto told SportsLine.

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Taranto also had four GEICO 500 best bets and is up on a major dark horse at a top price of 85-1! You absolutely need to see his picks before locking in any NASCAR picks of your own for the 2024 GEICO 500.

So who will win the 2024 GEICO 500? And what huge long shot do you need to target now? … Join SportsLine now to see the best bets on the NASCAR race at Talladega, all from the expert who's already taken home five race winners this year!