October 31, 2023 3 min read


NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race Odds, Time, and Prediction

The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race is on the program on Sunday, November 5, at Phoenix Raceway, where four drivers will race for the title. Read our NASCAR Championship prediction to see who we think will become the 2023 champ

It’s time for the biggest NASCAR Cup Series race of 2023! The grand finale of the 2023 season is happening this coming Sunday in Phoenix where one of the drivers that made it to the Championship 4 will become the new champion.

Yes, the NASCAR Cup Series is going to get a new champion because last year’s winner Joey Logano failed to survive the Playoffs cut-off. Instead, the following four drivers are competing for the 2023 NASCAR title – Ryan Blaney, Christopher Bell, Kyle Larson, and William Byron.

As per NASCAR rules, each driver from the Championship 4 has 5000 ranking points, meaning that the previous results won’t matter in Phoenix. Instead, the one driver who finishes the race before the other three will be crowned the champion. This, however, doesn’t mean that they need to actually win the race. Anyone can do it, but judging by the 2023 NASCAR Phoenix odds, it’s likely that it’s gonna be one of the Championship 4 drivers.

2023 NASCAR Championship Race Odds

Kyle Larson+160
Ryan Blaney+260
William Byron+325
Christopher Bell+450
Kevin Harvick+1800
Tyler Reddick+2200
Denny Hamlin+2200
Martin Truex Jr+2500
Joey Logano+2800
Brad Keselowski+5000
Chase Briscoe+5500
Kyle Busch+6000
Chris Buescher+6600
Ross Chastain+7500
Chase Elliott+7500
Ty Gibbs+7500
Bubba Wallace+12500
Daniel Suarez+15000
Alex Bowman+15000
Aric Almirola+15000

When, Where, and How to Watch?

  • Place: Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona
  • Date: Sunday, November 5, 2023
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
  • How to Watch: NBC

Championship 4 Drivers Favored to Win in Phoenix

The four drivers that are competing for the title are seen as the top four favorites to win the 2023 Phoenix race. This, however, doesn’t mean that one of them actually needs to win this race to get ahold of the trophy. Instead, the new champ just needs to do better than the competition.

Nevertheless, each of the Championship 4 drivers is super-motivated to win on November 5, not to mention that they all seem to love this event. Each of them finished in the Top 10 last season, with Kyle Larson being the one that’s already won this race in the past. He did it in 2021, which brought the championship his way.

Can he do the same thing again two years later? According to the 2023 Championship Race odds, the answer is yes. The Hendrick Motorsports driver is the No. 1 favorite to win the Phoenix race with odds of +160. Some may think of this as surprising given that he finished outside the Top 10 in four of his last six races.   

Each of the other three drivers from Championship 4 has been in better form than him, most notably, Ryan Blaney, who won last weekend’s race.

2023 NASCAR Championship Race Prediction

Surprises do happen in Phoenix, but we think one of the Championship 4 is going to win the race on Sunday. But we don’t think it’s going to be the No. 1 favorite Kyle Larson. Instead, our pick is Ryan Blaney. This guy wasn’t too great in the regular season, but since the start of the Playoffs, the Team Penske driver has been fantastic.   

Pick: Ryan Blaney to win


Jessie is our resident sports specialist with over 4 years of experience in sports journalism. She's worked with several prominent online sports news outlets in the past and has accrued specialist insight across a wide range of sports markets. Combined with her own love and excitement of sports, having competed at a national level during college, she aims to improve sports coverage value for our readers at GamblingNews.

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