NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600
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We're 13 races into the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season and with 11 different winners already, everybody who doesn't have a victory is feeling the pressure with the 2022 NASCAR playoffs quickly approaching. The 2022 Coca-Cola 600 will take place on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the 600-mile endurance race will be tightly contested from start to finish. The 2022 NASCAR Charlotte green flag drops at 6 p.m. ET (stream now on FuboTV).

Kyle Larson won the Coca-Cola 600 last year on his way to winning the NASCAR Cup Series championship. Larson is the 9-2 favorite in the 2022 Coca-Cola 600 odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Kyle Busch (13-2), Chase Elliott (15-2) and Martin Truex Jr. (9-1) are all near the top of the NASCAR at Charlotte odds board as well. Before scouring the 2022 Coca-Cola 600 starting lineup and making any 2022 NASCAR Charlotte predictions, be sure to see the latest 2022 NASCAR at Charlotte 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. Anyone who followed its lead on those plays saw huge returns on their NASCAR picks.

Now, the model simulated the 2022 NASCAR in Charlotte (see tickets at StubHub) 10,000 times. Head to SportsLine to see the complete projected 2022 Coca-Cola 600 leaderboard.

Top 2022 Coca-Cola 600 predictions

One surprise: the model is high on Joey Logano, even though he's an 18-1 long shot in the latest 2022 NASCAR at Charlotte odds. Logano debuted in NASCAR as an 18-year-old all the way back in 2008 and he's already a 28-time NASCAR Cup Series winner despite turning only 32 on Tuesday.

The 2018 NASCAR Cup Series champion is currently seventh in the NASCAR standings and he'll be feeling good about his playoff positioning after a dominant win at Darlington in the Goodyear 400. Now, he'll turn his attention to another 1.5-mile setup at Charlotte, where he won the 2015 Bank of America 500 and has also won twice in the Xfinity Series. Given his long odds and previous success at Charlotte, Logano should heavily factor into your 2022 Coca-Cola 600 bets.

And a massive shocker: William Byron, one of the Vegas favorites at 10-1, stumbles big-time and barely cracks the top 10. There are far better values in the 2022 Coca-Cola 600 starting grid. Byron and Ross Chastain are the only two drivers with multiple wins this season and that guarantees that he'll be in the 2022 NASCAR Playoffs, but he's been finishing poorly of late.

Byron has been outside the top 10 in each of his last five starts and he was particularly disappointing with his 1.5-mile setup at Kansas two weeks ago, finishing 16th despite leading 25 laps. Byron was outside the top 10 again at Texas for the All-Star Race last week and has been outside the top 10 in three of his five career NASCAR Cup Series starts at Charlotte.

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The model is also targeting one other driver with 2022 NASCAR at Charlotte odds of 14-1 or longer to make a serious run at the checkered flag. Anyone who backs this driver could hit it big. You can see all of the model's NASCAR picks over at SportsLine.

So who wins the Coca-Cola 600 2022? And which long shots make a run at the checkered flag? Check out the latest 2022 NASCAR at Charlotte odds below, then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2022 Coca-Cola 600 leaderboard, all from the model that correctly predicted five of Kyle Larson's wins last season

2022 Coca-Cola 600 odds (via Caesars Sportsbook)

Kyle Larson 9-2
Kyle Busch 13-2
Chase Elliott 15-2
Martin Truex Jr. 9-1
Ryan Blaney 10-1
William Byron 10-1
Ross Chastain 10-1
Denny Hamlin 10-1
Tyler Reddick 14-1
Christopher Bell 15-1
Alex Bowman 15-1
Kurt Busch 18-1
Joey Logano 18-1
Austin Cindric 30-1
Kevin Harvick 30-1
Chase Briscoe 40-1
Erik Jones 50-1
Daniel Suarez 50-1
Austin Dillon 60-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 60-1
Brad Keselowski 75-1
Aric Almirola 100-1
Bubba Wallace 100-1
Chris Buescher 125-1
Cole Custer 150-1
Noah Gragson 250-1
Justin Haley 250-1
Harrison Burton 300-1
Ty Dillon 500-1
Michael McDowell 1000-1
Ryan Preece 1000-1
Todd Gilliland 1500-1
Corey LaJoie 2000-1
Kaz Grala 2500-1
Josh Bilicki 5000-1
BJ McLeod 5000-1
Cody Ware 5000-1