The NASCAR Cup Series took another turn last weekend when Pocono winner Denny Hamlin and second-place finisher Kyle Busch were disqualified for failing post-race inspections. It was the first time the winner of a Cup Series race had been disqualified since 1960. Chase Elliott never led a lap, but was deemed the official winner after finishing third. Elliott is the 7-2 favorite for Sunday's 2022 Verizon 200 in the latest 2022 NASCAR at Indianapolis odds at Caesars Sportsbook. The 2022 NASCAR at the Brickyard green flag drops at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday on NBC (stream now on FuboTV).

Kyle Larson has the second-shortest 2022 Verizon 200 odds at 11-2 after leading the most laps and finishing third at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year. He has recorded three top-five finishes in his last five races, but should he be included in your 2022 Verizon 200 bets? Before scouring the 2022 Verizon 200 starting lineup and making any 2022 NASCAR Brickyard predictions, be sure to see the latest NASCAR at Indianapolis 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.

In the 2021 season, McClure nailed Martin Truex Jr. to win at Martinsville for a strong 3-1 payout. Then, it called Chase Elliott to win at Road America for a 5-2 payout. McClure's model also called Larson's win at Texas for an 11-4 payout and his win at Kansas for a 9-4 payout in back-to-back weeks before nailing Larson to win the season-finale in Phoenix to claim the 2021 NASCAR Cup Championship.

In total, it nailed five of Larson's wins during a historic season and has also gone 15-9 on its head-to-head matchup predictions to start the 2022 season. Earlier this season, it was high on Ross Chastain to win in Austin, giving him a far better shot to win than his 40-1 odds implied. The model was also high on Joey Logano before he won as a 15-1 underdog at Darlington and high on him again when he returned 14-1 for his win in St. Louis. Anyone who followed its lead on those plays saw huge returns on their NASCAR picks.

Now, the model simulated the 2022 NASCAR at the Brickyard race 10,000 times. Head to SportsLine to see the complete projected 2022 Verizon 200 leaderboard.

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One surprise: the model is high on Kyle Busch, even though he's a 15-1 long shot in the latest 2022 NASCAR at the Brickyard odds. He's a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. The two-time Cup Series champion has been in the headlines all week after being disqualified at Pocono. Busch has been one of the top contenders all season, finishing inside the top three in five races.

He also has the most wins (60) among active drivers and ranks ninth on the all-time wins list. Busch would have added another top-two finish to his season resume if not for the failed inspection last week. He has posted solid results this season and will be looking to prove a point on Sunday, making his 15-1 price tag look very appealing. See which other NASCAR underdogs to pick here.

And a massive shocker: Tyler Reddick, one of the Vegas favorites at 10-1, stumbles big-time and fails to crack the top five. There are far better values in the 2022 Verizon 200 starting grid. Reddick captured his first career victory in the last road race in the NASCAR Cup Series at Elkhart Lake and saw his fourth-place finish at Pocono improve to second after Hamlin and Busch were disqualified last week.

However, he also had a 35th-place finish in the prior road race at Sonoma and struggled at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course last season. Reddick finished 21st despite starting 11th and leading six laps during the race. The model doesn't see a lot of value in playing him as the fourth favorite on Sunday. See which other favorites to avoid here.

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The model is also targeting three other drivers with 2022 NASCAR at the Brickyard odds of 15-1 or longer to make a serious run at the checkered flag. 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 Verizon 200 2022? And which long shots make a run at the checkered flag? Check out the latest 2022 NASCAR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course odds below, then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2022 NASCAR at the Brickyard leaderboard, all from the model that correctly predicted five of Kyle Larson's wins last season

2022 Verizon 200 odds, field

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Chase Elliott 7-2
Kyle Larson 11-2
Ross Chastain 15-2
Tyler Reddick 10-1
Daniel Suarez 12-1
Austin Cindric 12-1
Chase Briscoe 14-1
Kyle Busch 15-1
AJ Allmendinger 16-1
Martin Truex Jr. 16-1
Ryan Blaney 18-1
Christopher Bell 20-1
Denny Hamlin 20-1
William Byron 28-1
Alex Bowman 28-1
Michael McDowell 30-1
Chris Buescher 30-1
Kevin Harvick 30-1
Joey Logano 35-1
Kurt Busch 40-1
Brad Keselowski 60-1
Justin Haley 100-1
Cole Custer 100-1
Austin Dillon 100-1
Erik Jones 100-1
Aric Almirola 125-1
Ricky Stenhouse 500-1
Joey Hand 500-1
Bubba Wallace 500-1
Todd Gilliland 1000-1
Ty Dillon 1000-1
Harrison Burton 1000-1
Josh Bilicki 2500-1
Daniil Kvyat 2500-1
Corey Lajoie 2500-1
Loris Hezemans 2500-1
Josh Williams 5000-1
Cody Ware 5000-1