Coca-Cola 600 Picks, Predictions, Odds

Following last week's All-Star race won by Joey Logano in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, things head a 90-minute drive south to outside of Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday evening.

Ryan Blaney captured last year's Coca-Cola 600 by leading for 163 laps, while holding off William Byron and Martin Truex, Jr. for his first career victory in Charlotte.

The intermediate track at Charlotte is similar to those tracks at Darlington, Homestead, Kansas, Las Vegas, and Texas.

This season, two drivers have won at those tracks, Kyle Larson (Kansas and Las Vegas) and Brad Keselowski (Darlington).

Truex, Jr. has 14 career wins on intermediate tracks, but is winless in his last 30 races on this type of track.


For this week's Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday May 26, 2024 from Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, our auto racing experts are focusing on the below individuals:

  • Noah Gragson
  • Bubba Wallace
  • Martin Truex, Jr.
Noah Gragson Top 10 Finish (+210)

One of the biggest surprises this season for me has been Noah Gragson. SHR struggled last season, and I wasn't expecting him to do as well as he has this season. He's finished top ten in two of the three high-speed intermediate races in 2024. He ranks 11th in speed in those three races, and my model is showing this as one of the top value bets.

Bubba Wallace Race Winner (+3500)

Bubba Wallace finished fourth in this race last season and was one of the best cars in the last 200 laps of that race. I want to jump on this before practice and qualifying. If they hit on something at the end of the race last season, I expect him to have speed in practice and qualifying. 23XI Racing struggled in Kansas, but I'm willing to look past that and just hope they were set up for a day race that the rain pushed to a night race. I like the ceiling of Wallace with this team, and I think 35/1 is a good pre-practice bet. I bet this at 30/1 on Wednesday.

Martin Truex Race Winner (+1100)

Anytime we come to Charlotte, Martin Truex is going to be on the top of my list for outright bets. He is one of the best at adjusting for the daytime to nighttime races. He ranks third in speed on high-speed intermediates this season, and he's fifth in speed in the two races here with the Next-Gen car. My model is showing value on this one, and I want to get on it before practice and qualifying, because he typically qualifies well here.

Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday. (Getty)


  • Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
  • TV-Time: FOX, 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Location: Concord, North Carolina
  • Distance: 600 miles
  • Laps: 400


  • Kyle Larson +425
  • Denny Hamlin +600
  • Ryan Blaney +800
  • Tyler Reddick +800
  • William Byron +1000
  • Martin Truex Jr +1000
  • Chase Elliott +1000
  • Brad Keselowski +1200
  • Chris Buescher +1200
  • Christopher Bell +1400
  • Kyle Busch +1600
  • Ross Chastain +1800
  • Ty Gibbs +1800
  • Joey Logano +2000
  • Alex Bowman +2200
  • Bubba Wallace +2800
  • Noah Gragson +4000
  • Austin Dillon +8000
  • Todd Gilliland +8000
  • Chase Briscoe +8000
  • Daniel Suarez +10000
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr +10000
  • Josh Berry +10000
  • Erik Jones +12500
  • Michael McDowell +15000
  • Austin Cindric +25000
  • Carson Hocevar +25000
  • Ryan Preece +40000
  • Zane Smith +40000
  • Jimmie Johnson +50000
  • Daniel Hemric +150000
  • Ty Dillon +200000
  • Kaz Grala +250000
  • JJ Yeley +250000
  • BJ McLeod +250000


Ryan Blaney picked up the victory at the 2023 Coca-Cola 600. (Getty)
  • 2023 - Ryan Blaney
  • 2022 - Denny Hamlin
  • 2021 - Kyle Larson
  • 2020 - Brad Keselowski
  • 2019 - Martin Truex, Jr.
  • 2018 - Kyle Busch
  • 2017 - Austin Dillon
  • 2016 - Martin Truex, Jr.
  • 2015 - Carl Edwards
  • 2014 - Jimmie Johnson