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Breaking down opening lines for Sunday’s EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at COTA

We go over the opening odds for this Sunday’s EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas.

A general view of the reverse grid start during the W Series Esport League Round 2 at Circuit of The Americas on June 18, 2020 in Austin, United States. Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

NASCAR is headed to Austin, Texas for a rare road course in 2021 — and on a new track. The Cup Series will be racing at Circuit of the Americas for the first time in a brand new race — the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix. The race is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 23. It will air on FS1 and be available via live stream on and through the Bally Sports app.

Chase Elliott is the favorite, installed by DraftKings Sportsbook at +240 to win and -148 to finish in the top three. He’s followed by Martin Truex Jr. (+450, +125), Denny Hamlin (+1000, +275), Kyle Busch (+1300, +350), and Kyle Larson (+1400, +375).

This marks the third road course on the Cup Series schedule, with the first two taking place at the Daytona Road Course. The circuit opened on February 9 with the Busch Clash at Daytona, with Kyle Busch winning followed by Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Tyler Reddick, and William Byron. 12 days later, Christopher Bell won the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253. The top five included Bell, Joey Logan, Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch, and Brad Keselowski.

This race will be only the third Cup Series race this year to have pre-race qualifying. NASCAR has gone to a primarily performance-metric formula to determine race order in order to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19. Eight tracks will feature qualifying, which has already included the Daytona 500 and the dirt course at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Here are the odds for all the drivers competing in the 2021 EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas road course.

2021 EchoPark Texas Grand Prix odds

Driver To win Top-3
Driver To win Top-3
Chase Elliott +240 -148
Martin Truex Jr +450 +125
Denny Hamlin +900 +250
Kyle Busch +1300 +350
Ryan Blaney +1400 +375
Kyle Larson +1400 +375
William Byron +1800 +500
Kevin Harvick +1800 +500
Joey Logano +1800 +500
Christopher Bell +2000 +550
Alex Bowman +2000 +550
Brad Keselowski +2000 +550
Austin Cindric +2200 +600
A J Allmendinger +2800 +700
Kurt Busch +3000 +800
Matt DiBenedetto +6600 +1600
Michael McDowell +6600 +1600
Chase Briscoe +8000 +1800
Chris Buescher +8000 +1800
Cole Custer +8000 +1800
Erik Jones +8000 +1800
Aric Almirola +10000 +2000
Tyler Reddick +10000 +2000
Daniel Suarez +10000 +2000
Austin Dillon +15000 +3000
Ryan Newman +15000 +3000
Ryan Preece +20000 +4000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr +20000 +4000
Ross Chastain +25000 +5000
Bubba Wallace +25000 +5000
Ty Dillon +25000 +5000
Justin Haley +50000 +10000
Anthony Alfredo +75000 +15000
Corey LaJoie +75000 +15000
James Davison +75000 +15000
Cody Ware +100000 +20000
Kyle Tilley +100000 +20000
Quin Houff +150000 +30000
Josh Bilicki +150000 +30000
Garrett Smithley +150000 +30000