Martin Truex Jr. remains in search of his first win of the NASCAR Cup Series season, but he will attempt to record it at one of his favorite tracks when he participates in the 2024 Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The 2017 Cup Series champion leads all full-time active drivers with three victories at Charlotte, including two in this race. Truex has recorded more career wins in the series at only Dover and Sonoma, registering four at both tracks. He has posted 10 top-10 finishes in his last 13 starts at Charlotte and was third in this race last year. The 43-year-old has led the most laps in four of the last nine Coca-Cola 600s - including his win in 2016, when he was ahead for 392 of the 400 laps.

Truex is listed at 10-1 and Kyle Larson is the 19-4 favorite in the latest 2024 Coca-Cola 600 odds. Denny Hamlin is 6-1 and Tyler Reddick is 7-1, while reigning Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney, who won this race last year, is 17-2. William Byron and Chris Buescher round out the top 2024 NASCAR at Charlotte contenders at 10-1. Sunday's race is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET. Before making any 2024 Coca-Cola 600 picks or NASCAR predictions, you need to see what NASCAR insider Steven Taranto has to say.

Taranto, who moonlights as a sim racer and has 20 career wins in iRacing, is the lead NASCAR writer for, and he chronicles stock car racing with the same thoroughness and passion that he's had since becoming a full-time race fan in 2001. He has an annual NASCAR medial credential and also publishes a popular weekly NASCAR predictions column, famously calling Chastain and Daniel Suarez's breakthrough wins in 2022.

Taranto is off to a red-hot start for SportsLine in 2024, nailing seven winners in his best bets already, including 16-1 longshot Byron at the Daytona 500 and 14-1 longshot Chase Elliott at Texas three weeks ago. Anyone following his NASCAR picks has seen some huge returns.

Now, Taranto has analyzed the field and odds for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600. He's sharing his best bets at SportsLine.

2024 Coca-Cola 600 expert picks

For the 2024 Coca-Cola 600, Taranto is high on Chris Buescher, who is listed at 10-1. Buescher has yet to capture a checkered flag this season but has been competitive, as he is one of 11 drivers with six or more top-10 finishes and is only two behind William Byron (eight) for the lead. The 31-year-old native of Texas finished a disappointing 30th at Darlington in his last regular-season start but was runner-up after leading a season-high 54 laps the previous week at Kansas.

Buescher bounced back from his outing at Darlington by finishing third at last weekend's NASCAR All-Star Race. He's hoping to come up with another strong performance and his second straight at Charlotte, where he was eighth in the Coca-Cola 600 last year. Buescher's best result at the track is sixth place, as he finished there in this race in 2019 and an Xfinity Series race five years earlier.

Another surprise: Taranto is fading Larson, even though he is the 19-4 favorite. The main reason for not backing the native of California is his availability due to the weather. It is expected to rain in Indianapolis on Sunday, which could delay the Indy 500 and prevent Larson from arriving in Charlotte in time for the start of the race. 

Larson's recent history at the track does not create much cause for concern, however. He has recorded top-10 finishes in each of the last five Cup Series races there that he has completed, beginning with a fifth place in 2016. Larson also had strong performances at Charlotte while competing in the Xfinity Series, posting five top-10s -- including a victory -- in seven starts. See what other NASCAR picks he likes at SportsLine.

How to make 2024 Coca-Cola 600 predictions

Taranto has also identified four other drivers in his 2024 NASCAR at Charlotte best bets. He's also high on a huge NASCAR longshot who's going off at more than 25-1. You can only see who they are here.

So who wins the Coca-Cola 600 2024, and which massive longshot could stun NASCAR? Visit SportsLine now to see the 2024 NASCAR at Charlotte picks and best bets from a NASCAR insider who has already nailed seven winners this year, and find out.

2024 Coca-Cola 600 odds

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Kyle Larson 19-4
Denny Hamlin 6-1
Tyler Reddick 7-1
Ryan Blaney 17-2
Chris Buescher 10-1
William Byron 10-1
Martin Truex Jr. 10-1
Chase Elliott 12-1
Brad Keselowski 12-1
Christopher Bell 14-1
Ty Gibbs 16-1
Kyle Busch 18-1
Ross Chastain 18-1
Joey Logano 20-1
Bubba Wallace 28-1
Alex Bowman 30-1
Noah Gragson 50-1
Chase Briscoe 80-1
Todd Gilliland 80-1
Daniel Suarez 100-1
Josh Berry 125-1
Erik Jones 125-1
Austin Dillon 200-1
Michael McDowell 200-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 200-1
Austin Cindric 300-1
Carson Hocevar 300-1
Ryan Preece 350-1
Harrison Burton 500-1
Justin Haley 500-1
Jimmie Johnson 500-1
Corey LaJoie 500-1
John Hunter Nemechek 500-1
Zane Smith 500-1
Shane Van Gisbergen 500-1
Daniel Hemric 1500-1
Kaz Grala 5000-1
J.J. Yeley 5000-1