The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule has made road racing a priority, introducing new road races in Austin and Elkhart Lake. Now, the top stock car racing circuit will throw another new road race at its drivers, the 2021 Verizon 200, which takes place on Sunday. The race will run at a 14-turn setup at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with the green flag dropping at 1 p.m. ET. The Brickyard is most famed for its oval hosting the Brickyard 400 and Indianapolis 500, but its road course has also hosted high-profile racing, including an Xfinity Series race last year and Formula One from 2000 to 2007.

Chase Briscoe won on the Indianapolis Grand Prix Circuit in Xfinity last season, but the new full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver is a massive 75-1 long shot in the 2021 Verizon 200 odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Chase Elliott is the 8-5 favorite in the 2021 NASCAR at the Brickyard odds, while teammate Kyle Larson is listed at 3-1. Before scouring the 2021 Verizon 200 starting lineup and making any NASCAR at the Brickyard predictions, be sure to see the latest 2021 Verizon 200 picks from SportsLine's proven projection model.

Developed by daily Fantasy pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking into account factors such as track history and recent results.

The model began the 2020 season paying out big by picking Denny Hamlin to win his second consecutive Daytona 500 at 10-1. The model also called Kevin Harvick's win at Atlanta and nailed a whopping nine top-10 finishers in that race. McClure then used the model to lock in a 10-1 bet on Hamlin for his win at Miami.

At the Brickyard, the model called Harvick's fourth victory of the season. Then during the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs, the model nailed its NASCAR picks in back-to-back races, calling Denny Hamlin to win at 17-2 at Talladega and Chase Elliott to win at 7-2 at the Charlotte Roval.

In the 2021 season, McClure nailed Martin Truex Jr. to win at Martinsville for a strong 3-1 payout. The model also nailed Kyle Larson winning the NASCAR All-Star Race at 5-2 and hit Larson again at the Ally 400 for another 5-2 payout. Then at Road America it struck again, nailing Chase Elliott to win for another 5-2 return. Last week, it also nailed the top five drivers at Watkins Glen. Anyone who has followed its lead on those plays has seen huge returns.

Now, the model simulated the 2021 Verizon 200 10,000 times. Head to SportsLine to see the complete projected 2021 NASCAR at Indianapolis leaderboard.

Top 2021 Verizon 200 predictions

One surprise: the model is high on Alex Bowman, even though he's a huge 30-1 long shot in the latest NASCAR at the Brickyard odds 2021. He's a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. After making the NASCAR playoffs the last three seasons, Bowman slid from the No. 88 car for Hendrick Motorsports to the No. 48 car that Jimmie Johnson made famous and has made his way to victory lane a career-high three times already.

Bowman has won at Richmond, Dover and Pocono this season and will enter Sunday's race at 11th in the NASCAR standings. While he doesn't have a road win under his belt in a Cup car or Xfinity car, he has shown dramatic improvement as a road racer in recent years. All seven of Bowman's top-10 finishes on road courses have come since the start of the 2018 season, which includes top-10s in his first career runs at the Charlotte road course, Circuit of the Americas and the Daytona road course.

And a massive shocker: Austin Cindric, a road specialist and one of the Vegas favorites, stumbles big-time and barely cracks the top 20. There are far better values in this loaded 2021 Verizon 200 starting grid. The 22-year-old won the 2020 Xfinity Series championship and leads the Xfinity Series standings again in 2021, but his NASCAR Cup Series career hasn't gone to plan thus far.

Cindric has been given a Cup ride for Roger Penske six times in 2021, but hasn't finished better than 15th and was outside the top 20 in his last five Cup starts. That includes a 25th-place finish and a 38th-place finish in two road starts despite starting inside the top five in both races.

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The model is also targeting two other drivers with 2021 NASCAR at The Brickyard odds of 25-1 or longer to make a serious run at winning it all. It also sees value in a massive triple-digit long shot. Anyone who backs these drivers could hit it big. You can see all of the model's NASCAR picks over at SportsLine.

So who wins the 2021 Verizon 200 on Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course? And which massive triple-digit long shot is a shocking value this week? Check out the latest 2021 NASCAR at Indianapolis odds below, then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2021 Verizon 200 leaderboard, all from the model that has nailed the top five last week at Watkins Glen

2021 Verizon 200 odds

Chase Elliott 8-5
Kyle Larson 3-1
Martin Truex Jr. 13-2
Kyle Busch 17-2
Denny Hamlin 15-1
Joey Logano 17-1
Austin Cindric 20-1
A.J. Allmendinger 20-1
William Byron 22-1
Christopher Bell 25-1
Kevin Harvick 30-1
Alex Bowman 30-1
Kurt Busch 30-1
Ryan Blaney 30-1
Brad Keselowski 40-1
Ross Chastain 60-1
Tyler Reddick 60-1
Chase Briscoe 75-1
Matt DiBenedetto 100-1
Aric Almirola 100-1
Michael McDowell 125-1
Chris Buescher 150-1
Daniel Suarez 200-1
Austin Dillon 250-1
Cole Custer 250-1
Erik Jones 250-1
Bubba Wallace 500-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 750-1
Ryan Newman 750-1
Ryan Preece 750-1
Anthony Alfredo 2500-1
Justin Haley 5000-1
James Davison 5000-1
Kyle Tilley 5000-1
Josh Bilicki 5000-1
Quin Houff 5000-1
Corey Lajoie 5000-1
Cody Ware 5000-1