Early odds list Kyle Larson as PointsBet favorite for Las Vegas

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Last week’s winner from Bristol, Kyle Larson is favored at PointsBet SportsBook to win Sunday’s South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN). That was his sixth victory of the season as the series heads into the second round of the playoffs.

Larson won Las Vegas’ spring race and added another victory on a 1.5-mile track in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. He has not been infallible on this track type, however. Larson finished outside the top 15 in two of his last three races on 1.5-mile tracks at Kansas and Atlanta. Larson is heavily favored with odds of +340.

In addition to being PointsBet’s pick to win the race, Larson is favored to win the championship with odds of +225.

One way to view American odds is to move the decimal point two positions to the left. That will let a bettor know what they will make on a $1 bet. The return on investment for +340 odds is $3.40. For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a line of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch are ranked second with a line of +725.

Hamlin is one of three drivers who swept the top 10 in the Round of 16. He earned his first win of the season at Darlington and finished second at Richmond. Last week, he finished ninth at Bristol. Hamlin’s last two attempts at Vegas ended in top fives with a third in this race last year and a fourth in the spring.

Hamlin is ranked second in odds to win the championship with a line of +425.

Busch is returning to his hometown track where he finished third this spring. That kicked off a string of top-five finishes on 1.5-mile tracks that includes a victory at Kansas.

Martin Truex Jr. is ranked fourth at +850. Truex finished third at Homestead this spring but failed to crack the top five on the 1.5-milers until the most recent race at Atlanta. He came close at Vegas with a sixth.

Truex is ranked third to win the championship with a line of +600.

Chase Elliott is ranked fifth for the Vegas race with odds of +900. Elliott started off slowly on this track type with results outside the top 10 at Homestead, Vegas and Atlanta. His last three 1.5-mile races ended in results of seventh or better.

The other half of last week’s dramatic final laps at Bristol, Kevin Harvick is ranked just outside the top five with a line of +1000.

This spring, Brad Keselowski finished second in the Kobalt 400 at Vegas. He has lost some momentum since with only one more top five in five races on this track type. Keselowski now faces odds of +1400.

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Dan Beaver handicaps NASCAR races for NBC Sports Edge.

More rain postpones conclusion of Charlotte Xfinity race

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CONCORD, N.C. — Despite an improving forecast, rain continued to plague NASCAR and its drivers Monday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The twice-rescheduled Xfinity Series race was stopped twice because of weather Monday after finally getting the green flag, and the conclusion of the 300-mile race was postponed until after the completion of Monday’s rescheduled 600-mile Cup Series race.

Forty-eight of the race’s scheduled 200 laps were completed before weather and the impending scheduled start of the Cup race intervened.

When (or if) the race resumes Monday night, it will be broadcast by FS2, the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

After 48 laps, Ty Gibbs, John Hunter Nemechek and Justin Allgaier are in the top three positions.

Gibbs won the first stage.

Monday Charlotte Cup race: Start time, TV info, weather

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After two days of soaking rains, the longest race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is set for a 3 p.m. ET start Monday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The 600-mile marathon was scheduled for a 6:21 p.m. start Sunday, but persistent rain forced a postponement to Memorial Day.

A look at the Monday Cup schedule:

Details for Monday’s Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

(All times Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 3:12 p.m. by USO official Barry Morris and retired drivers Jeff Burton, Dale Jarrett and Bobby Labonte. … The green flag is scheduled to be waved at 3:23 p.m.

PRERACE: Driver introductions are scheduled at 2:30 p.m. … The invocation will be given by retired Air Force Master Sergeant Monty Self at 3 p.m. … The national anthem will be performed by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Elizabeth Marino at 3:04 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 400 laps (600 miles) on the 1.5-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 100. Stage 2 ends at Lap 200. Stage 3 ends at Lap 300.

STARTING LINEUP: Charlotte Cup starting lineup

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race at 3 p.m. … Performance Racing Network coverage begins at 3 p.m. and can be heard on goprn.com. … SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the PRN broadcast.

STREAMING: Foxsports.com

FORECAST: Weather Underground — The forecast calls for overcast skies with a high of 71. There is a 15% chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Denny Hamlin won last year’s 600 as the race was extended to two overtimes, making it the longest race in distance in Cup history.

Monday Charlotte Xfinity race: Start time, TV info, weather

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Charlotte Motor Speedway’s rescheduled NASCAR Xfinity Series race is set for an 11 a.m. start Monday.

The race originally was scheduled Saturday, but was postponed by weather to noon Monday. After Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 Cup Series race also was postponed to Monday, the Xfinity Series race was moved to an 11 a.m. start.

A look at the Monday Xfinity schedule:

Details for Monday’s Xfinity race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

(All times Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 11:01 a.m. by representatives of race sponsor Alsco Uniforms … The green flag is scheduled to be waved at 11:12 a.m.

PRERACE: Xfinity garage opened at 8 a.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 200 laps (300 miles) on the 1.5-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 45. Stage 2 ends at Lap 90.

STARTING LINEUP: Charlotte Xfinity starting lineup (Justin Haley will replace Kyle Busch in the No. 10 Kaulig Racing car).

TV/RADIO: FS1 will broadcast the race at 11 a.m. … Performance Racing Network coverage begins at 11 a.m. and can be heard on goprn.com. … SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the PRN broadcast.

STREAMING: Foxsports.com

FORECAST: Weather Underground — The forecast calls for overcast skies with a high of 71. There is a 15% chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST TIME: Josh Berry won last May’s Xfinity race. Ty Gibbs was second and Sam Mayer third.

Justin Haley replaces Kyle Busch in Kaulig car for Xfinity race

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Justin Haley will drive Kaulig Racing’s No. 10 car in Monday morning’s scheduled NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Haley replaces Cup Series regular Kyle Busch, who was scheduled to drive for Kaulig in the 300-miler. The race was postponed from Saturday to Monday because of weather, giving NASCAR a 900-mile doubleheader at the track.

Busch decided to concentrate on the Coca-Cola 600 Cup race, scheduled for a  3 p.m. start.

Haley also will race in the 600.

Ty Gibbs is scheduled to run in both races.