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Cup Series 2022 Ambetter 301 Predictions, Race Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks, July 17

Chase to The Chase Continues in NASCAR

Chase Elliott claimed his third victory of the season in Atlanta, cementing himself as the current NASCAR Cup Series leader, and according to the NASCAR odds for this weekend, he is in a good spot to claim his fourth.

But as we know, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway can make things a bit more complicated, which presents us with excellent online sports betting opportunities to explore.

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Let’s check the latest news, stats, reports, and NASCAR odds for 2022 Ambetter 301. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.

Keep Eye Out for Elliott, Chastain, and Logano

Elliot will certainly want to pick up his fourth victory Sunday. You can’t argue with Elliott’s chances to win the 2022 Ambetter 301, especially not with the form he has been showing over the last weeks.

“I’m just so proud. This is obviously home for me and home to a lot of great fans who made a lot of noise today. Couldn’t be more proud of our team,” Elliott said after winning the Atlanta race.

Elliott has won two races over the last three starts and has finished inside the top 10 in four of his last five starts. That’s extremely impressive and should make you consider picking him to win the next race even though he has only a pair of top-10s in eight starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The current No. 3 on the NASCAR ladder, Ross Chastain, is not as hot as Elliott, but he has been driving well, having claimed three back-to-back top-5s and is now on a roll of five consecutive top-10s. But like Elliott, Chastain’s record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway isn’t particularly impressive, with back-to-back T25s in his first two starts and an eighth-place finish in 2021.

Joey Logano’s results haven’t been too good, particularly of late, as he could only manage 25th at Road America and was 26th last week. Still, he has a pair of wins and five top-5s. Moreover, Logano has two Ws in New Hampshire from 2009 and 2014 and has finished inside the top 10 in all of his last five starts.

Sleepers Than Can Impress

Aric Almirola is priced as one of the outsiders, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t bet online on him. Admittedly, his chances of winning seem slim, knowing that he has yet to claim a single W in 2022, but he came close a couple of times.

He has two top-5s and if his recent performances are any indication, it’s only a matter of time before he gets his name on the board. And it just might happen in New Hampshire, where he won his only race of the 2021 season.

Besides winning the race in 2021, Almirola also has two top-10s from the last two starts in a seventh-place finish (2020) and a third-place finish (2018).

Kevin Harvick might be only 17th in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series standings, but he has been gaining some momentum with four top-10s across his last six starts, including a bronze medal at Concord, a fourth-place finish at Sonoma, and two 10th-place finishes in Nashville and Road America.

And besides that, Harvick has four wins in 38 career starts at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, with his most recent win coming in 2019.

2022 Ambetter 301 Information

  • Race: 2022 Ambetter 301
  • Location: New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire
  • Day/Time: Sunday, July 17th, 3 p.m. ET
  • 2022 Ambetter 301 Livestream:

2022 Ambetter 301 Betting Odds

Ryan Blaney +650
Joey Logano +700
Kyle Busch +700
Denny Hamlin +800
Martin Truex Jr. +800
Chase Elliott +900
Ross Chastain +1000
Kyle Larson +1200
Christopher Bell +1600
Kevin Harvick +1600

2022 Ambetter 301 Prediction

There are way too many potential winners of 2022 Ambetter 301 for us to pick our favorite one, but no matter how you look at it, it’s tough to pass on Harvick. Admittedly it’s easy to cheer for the underdog, but there is no denying that Harvick is more than capable of upsetting the field.

His form on the year is far from perfect; however, Harvick has a strong record on the track and has been showing signs of improvement over the last few weeks. Moreover, it’s no secret that Harvick shifts into a higher gear once the season draws to a close, so we would not sleep on him.

At the offered betting odds, it’s hard to pass on Kevin Harvick, even though it would perhaps make more sense to back Chase Elliott to keep his hot streak going.