NASCAR Projections for the Ally 400 in Nashville

by ASA, Inc.

Sunday, Jun 25, 2023
NASCAR Predictions for the ALLY 400


The NASCAR Cup is officially in full swing, with the push to the playoffs underway in Nashville Sunday night at 7PM ET. With just 10 races to go in the regular season there are several big names yet to make the playoffs including Chase Elliot and Kevin Harvick, who have yet to win a race this season.   

Harvick won 9 races in 2020 and has been a perennial winner for the past 23 years. Most recently, no one has been better than Chase Elliott, who owned a five-race stretch of top-two finishes that began with a victory at Nashville in 2022.

A trio of road courses and a pair of superspeedways left before the playoffs could allow for some surprise entrants into this year’s playoffs, starting with today’s Ally 400 in Nashville.

We have several betting options for you below with a pair of Top 3 predictions and a longer shot to finish in the Top 10.

Enjoy the day at the Track!


ASA NASCAR ALLY CUP 400 – TOP 10 FINISH – Ty Gibbs +125

We are not about to get involved in a big favorite for a Top 10 finish, but we do like the young Ty Gibbs as a small dog to nab a Top 10 spot. Last season in the Xfinity series, Gibbs finished 4th on this track after starting 14th. Nashville has a unique track that is a mix between shorter-flat tracks and Gibbs has 3 top 10’s this season on Flat Tracks. On steep tracks this Cub season he has 4 top 10’s.

ASA NASCAR ALLY 400 – TOP 3 FINISH – William Byron +240

Byron struggled last year in Nashville finishing 2nd to last, but the Rick Hendrick team had the winner in Chase Elliot and a 4th place finish with Larson. In 2021 the Hendrick team won with Kyle Larson. Byron has completed 98.1% of laps run this season and has led 717 laps which is most in the Cup series. He has 3 wins this season, 7 top 5’s and 9 top 10’s. He has run in the top 15 in 85% of the last six races. A similar track to Nashville’s is Dover and Byron finished 4th there earlier this year and led 193 laps of that race.

ASA NASCAR ALLY 400 – TOP 3 FINISH – Martin Truex Jr +200

Last year on this track Chase Elliot was the winner but the race was dominated by Toyota’s and Joe Gibbs Racing. Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin led in Nashville last year in 250 of the 300 laps run. Toyota ran well at Dover earlier this year too with 4 cars in the top 6. Last year in Nashville, Toyota had 3 cars in the top 8. Truex Jr. won at Dover (comparable track) earlier this year and led 68 laps. In fact, Truex Jr. has had remarkable success at Dover with 2 wins and 3 runners-up in his last 7 races on that track.  He has a pair of wins this season, 5 top 5’s, 8 top 10’s and has led 434 laps this season which is second to William Byron. 

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