He finished 2nd in the 2017 points, but Kyle Busch opens as the favorite to win the 2018 title at 9-2. Defending champ Martin Truex Jr. is just behind at 5-1, with Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick.
Among other notables, at 40-1 are the 2 newcomers to Hendrick Motorsports, Alex Bowman (replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr.) and defending XFINITY Series champion William Byron (replacing Kasey Kahne). Kahne, now at Leavine Family Racing, is 500-1.
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