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Model Offers Astonishing Predictions, Odds, Lineup, and Time for Grant Park 220 at NASCAR Chicago Street Race in 2023

SportsLine simulates NASCAR Cup Series' 2023 Grant Park 220 in Chicago.

The NASCAR Cup Series is set to make history with its first-ever street race at the 2023 Grant Park 220 in Chicago. The race will take place on a 2.14-mile track that winds through the streets of Chicago, including iconic locations like South Columbus Drive, Lakeshore Drive, and Michigan Ave. This unique event is sure to test the drivers like never before, and the green flag is scheduled to drop at 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.

As we approach the halfway mark of the season, Martin Truex Jr. currently leads the NASCAR standings and is listed at 7-1 in the odds for the 2023 Grant Park 220. However, Chase Elliott, who has been dominant in road racing in recent years, is the favorite with odds of 5-1 for the Chicago Street Race. Before making any predictions for the race, it's important to consider the insights from SportsLine's NASCAR model, developed by daily Fantasy pro and predictive data engineer Mike McClure.

McClure's model has already had a successful season, accurately predicting several race winners, including Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Larson. In fact, the model has correctly predicted 12 winners since 2021, making it a reliable source for NASCAR predictions. Now, the model has simulated the 2023 Grant Park 220 10,000 times to provide a complete projected leaderboard.

One surprising prediction from the model is that William Byron, despite being a 15-1 longshot, is expected to perform well in the race. Byron, who is currently second in the NASCAR standings, has shown significant improvement this season and is considered a genuine title contender. While he hasn't had the best track record in road races, he has shown promising results, including a career-best fifth-place finish in Austin. The model also suggests that Martin Truex Jr., one of the favorites, may struggle and barely crack the top 10.

In addition to Byron, the model identifies two other drivers with odds of 15-1 or longer who have the potential to make a serious run at the checkered flag. These drivers could provide significant returns for those who back them. To see all of the model's NASCAR picks and predictions, visit SportsLine.

So, who will come out on top in the 2023 Grant Park 220? Which longshot is worth betting on? Check out the latest odds below and visit SportsLine to view the full projected leaderboard for the 2023 NASCAR Chicago Street Race, based on the model's simulations.

2023 Grant Park 220 Odds:
Chase Elliott 5-1
Tyler Reddick 13-2
Martin Truex Jr. 7-1
Kyle Larson 7-1
Ross Chastain 10-1
A.J. Allmendinger 10-1
Kyle Busch 12-1
William Byron 15-1
Chris Buescher 20-1
Christopher Bell 20-1
Austin Cindric 25-1
Daniel Suarez 25-1
Michael McDowell 25-1
Denny Hamlin 30-1
Joey Logano 30-1
Ryan Blaney 40-1
Alex Bowman 40-1
Kevin Harvick 40-1
Ty Gibbs 40-1
Shane Van Gisbergen 50-1
Chase Briscoe 60-1
Brad Keselowski 60-1
Aric Almirola 75-1
Austin Dillon 100-1
Jenson Button 100-1
Justin Haley 100-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 100-1
Erik Jones 100-1
Ryan Preece 100-1
Bubba Wallace 100-1
Todd Gilliland 100-1
Corey Lajoie 150-1
Harrison Burton 150-1
Noah Gragson 200-1
Andy Lally 1000-1
Ty Dillon 1000-1
Josh Bilicki 1000-1

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