Chase Elliott’s top-five drought ended at 16 races with a fifth-place finish in the Toyota Owners 400 on March 31. His top-three drought, however, was extended to a career-high 19 races.

Despite the drought and an eighth-place spot in the NASCAR Cup Series Standings, Elliott had the fifth-highest ticket (6.5%) and handle (8.1%) shares at BetMGM to win the championship. His odds were +1400, tied for the seventh shortest and identical to his opening odds when the market was posted in November.

The skid ended a week later in the Cook Out 400 and now enters the Goodyear 400 with three top-threes in five races for the first time since 2022.

Now third in the standings, Elliott’s championship odds have shot up to +700, the fourth shortest among all drivers:

  1. Kyle Larson: +350
  2. Denny Hamlin: +425
  3. Kyle Busch: +525
  4. Chase Elliott: +700
  5. Christopher Bell: +500

But the turnaround hasn’t led to more betting interest. In fact, his handle share has decreased over the last six weeks. As of Tuesday, May 7, Elliott has only a marginally higher ticket share (6.6%) and a lower handle share (6.5%), still fifth-highest in both areas.


  1. Denny Hamlin: 10.5%
  2. Kyle Larson: 10.3%
  3. William Byron: 8.3%
  4. Kyle Busch: 6.8%
  5. Chase Elliott: 6.6%


  1. Denny Hamlin: 13.3%
  2. Kyle Larson: 13%
  3. William Byron: 10%
  4. Kyle Busch: 8.3%
  5. Chase Elliott: 6.5%

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