Kevin Harvick nearly came away with his first win of the NASCAR Cup Series season last week at Darlington after he finished 0.781 seconds behind William Byron. The 47-year-old will look for a better result when he gets behind the wheel for the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway on Sunday. Harvick, who is expected to retire at the end of the year, will appear in the exhibition race for the 23rd consecutive time, one shy of Mark Martin's record. He is one of eight drivers with multiple NASCAR All-Star Race victories, having won in both 2007 and 2018.
Harvick is listed at +850, while Kyle Larson is the +650 favorite in the latest 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race odds from Caesars Sportsbook. William Byron and Joey Logano are +800, while Christopher Bell rounds out the top five 2023 NASCAR at North Wilkesboro contenders at +900. The 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race start time is 8 p.m. ET. You'll want to check out the NASCAR at North Wilkesboro predictions from Micah Roberts, the legendary Vegas bookmaker who pioneered wagering on racing, before locking in any 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race picks.
Roberts was the first to offer expanded NASCAR betting and now hands out NASCAR winners to his followers on SportsLine. Roberts is the nation's premier NASCAR betting expert, and his top pick, Tyler Reddick, won the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix in March at +1000 odds.
He also correctly predicted Chase Elliott to win the YellaWood 500 at +1200 last October and the Jockey Made in America 250 in 2021, nailed the 2021 Coca-Cola 600 winner by hitting Larson's victory at +550 odds and was on point by targeting Elliott as the winner of the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at +160 odds the previous week. Anyone who has followed his picks has cashed ticket after ticket.
Now, Roberts has analyzed the field and odds for Sunday's NASCAR at North Wilkesboro 2023 race. He's only sharing his winner and leaderboard right here.
2023 NASCAR All-Star Race expert predictions
One shocker: Roberts is fading Christopher Bell, even though he is one of the favorites at 9-1. In fact, Roberts says Bell, who leads the Cup Series with eight top-10 finishes this season, barely even cracks the top 10 in this race.
"As much as I like him, his odds scared me off," Roberts told SportsLine. See who else to fade here.
Another curveball: Roberts is high on Chase Briscoe, even though he's a 25-1 long shot in the latest NASCAR at North Wilkesboro 2023 odds. The 28-year-old native of Indiana is coming off a 17th-place finish at Darlington last weekend. Briscoe has yet to register a victory this year but posted three consecutive top-fives last month, including a season-best fourth place on Apr. 23 at Talladega.
"Briscoe has that good SHR set-up for short tracks going for him," Roberts told SportsLine. "In his last short-track race, he led 109 laps and finished fifth at Martinsville." See who else to back here.
How to make 2023 NASCAR at North Wilkesboro picks
Roberts is high on a huge longshot who has fared well in his last five starts on tracks similar to North Wilkesboro. This driver is being underestimated by oddsmakers, and anyone who backs him could hit it big. You can only see who it is here.
So who wins the 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race, and which longshot stuns NASCAR? Visit SportsLine now to see the projected 2023 NASCAR at North Wilkesboro Speedway leaderboard from the nation's premier NASCAR handicapper, and find out.
2023 NASCAR All-Star Race odds
See full NASCAR at North Wilkesboro picks, predictions, best bets here.
Kyle Larson +650
William Byron +800
Joey Logano +800
Kevin Harvick +850
Christopher Bell +900
Kyle Busch +1000
Ross Chastain +1000
Martin Truex Jr. +1000
Chase Elliott +1100
Denny Hamlin +1100
Ryan Blaney +1600
Brad Keselowski +2000
Tyler Reddick +2000
Bubba Wallace +2200
Chase Briscoe +2500
Daniel Suarez +3000
Chris Buescher +3500
Austin Cindric +5000
Austin Dillon +5000
Erik Jones +6000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +6000