2023 Pala Casino 400 Tips, Predictions, Odds, Time, Schedule: Legendary NASCAR Expert Fades Martin Truex Jr. – CBS Sports

Kyle Busch will be looking to break a tie for most wins in the race when he gets behind the wheel for Sunday’s 2023 Pala Casino 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Busch took the checkered flag over the course of 2019 to equal Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson with three wins each. The 37-year-old, a two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, also won at Fontana in 2005 and has finished second or third six times on the track. Busch is one of seven drivers listed at +100, while two-time race winner Kyle Larson, who took the checkered flag last year, is the +500 favorite in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest 2023 Pala Casino 400 odds.

Denny Hamlin is listed at +850 and Chase Elliott rounds out NASCAR’s 2023 Fontana top contenders at +900. The Pala Casino 400 2023 start time is at 3:30pm ET. You should check out the 2023 NASCAR at Fontana predictions by Micah Roberts, the legendary Vegas bookie who pioneered race betting, before securing any Pala Casino picks for 2023.

Roberts was the first to offer extended NASCAR betting and now distributes NASCAR winners to his followers on SportsLine. Roberts is the nation’s leading NASCAR betting expert, and his top pick, Elliott, won the YellaWood 500 last October at +1200 odds.

He also correctly predicted that Elliott would win the Jockey Made in America 250 in 2021, pinned the 2021 Coca-Cola 600 winner by matching Larson’s win at odds of +550, and was on point, by targeting Elliott as the winner of the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix with +160 chances the previous week. Everyone who followed his tips redeemed tickets.

Now Roberts has analyzed the field and odds for Sunday’s 2023 NASCAR race at Fontana. He shares his winner and predicted 2023 Pala Casino 400 ranking right here.

2023 NASCAR Fontana Expert Predictions

One shocker: Roberts puts Martin Truex Jr. in the shade despite being among the race favorites at 10-1. In fact, Roberts says Truex, who won that race five years ago and started 2023 with a win in the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum exhibition, barely cracks the top 20.

“Truex had one of the most dominant performances of 2018 at Fontana, starting from pole, winning the first two stages and crossing the checkered flag. He led 125 laps after finishing fourth and led 73 laps a year earlier,” said Roberts SportsLine. “But those were his only top 5 finishes in 21 starts in the Cup series in Fontana.” See who else to fade here.

Another curveball: Roberts is high on Bubba Wallace despite being a 30-1 long shot in the latest 2023 Pala Casino 400 odds. It is a destination for anyone looking for a big payday. The 29-year-old from Alabama has been slowly coming out of the gate this year, finishing 22nd in the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum and 20th after a crash at last weekend’s season-opening Daytona 500. However, Wallace is coming from a 2022 campaign in which he had career bests with five top 5 finishes and 10 top 10 finishes.

“Wallace is a strong contender for me just for what he did when he finished second in Michigan on Aug. 7 and won in Kansas on Sept. 11,” Roberts told SportsLine. “These two tracks are good barometers for this race.” See who else is supporting here.

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Roberts is high on a huge longshot that has “a better chance of winning than half of the 10 riders posted as 10-1 favorites or better.” This driver is underestimated by odds makers and anyone who backs it could make it big. You can only see who that is here.

So who will win the Pala Casino 400 2023? And which longshot amazes NASCAR? Visit SportsLine now to see and find out the prospective 2023 NASCAR Fontana standings from the nation’s top NASCAR handicapper.

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Kyle Larson +500
Denny Hamlin +850
Track Elliott +900
Christopher Bell +1000
Ryan Blaney +1000
Kyle Bush +1000
Ross Chastain +1000
Joey Logano +1000
Tyler Reddick +1000
Martin Truex Jr. +1000
William Byron +1200
Kevin Harvick +1800
Alex Bowman +2000
Eric Jones +2500
Bubba Wallace +3000
Hunt Briscoe +3500
Daniel Suarez +3500
Austin Dillon +4000
Ty Gibbs +5000
Brad Keselowski +5000
Ryan Preece +5000
AJ Allmendinger +7500
Aric Almirola +7500
Austin Cindric +7500
Noah Gragson +7500
Chris Busher +10000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +12500
Justin Haley +20000
Michael McDowell +30000
Harrison Burton +50000
Ty Dillon +75000
Todd Gilliland +100000
Corey LaJoie +100000
BJ McLeod +250000
CodyWare +250000
JJ Yeley +250000