The Sprint Cup series action continues Friday afternoon at 1 PM at Texas Motor Speedway. We’ll take a look at the elite drivers in this race and analyze the factors involved in determining the best betting values in this race. All betting odds are taken from Bodog.
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The Chase for the Cup continues on Sunday with the AAA 400 on the “Monster Mile” at the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. The biggest news leading up to the race is obviously the 150-point penalty given to Clint Bowyer by NASCAR for failing the post-race car inspection following last weekend’s race in New Hampshire. This especially painful for Bowyer and his crew who, after winning the first race in the Chase for the Cup, jumped from 12th all the way the 2nd in the standings. Instead, Bowyer now finds himself once again in last place and 185 points out of the lead. While Bowyer openly criticized NASCAR for their decision, it will be interesting to see how he reacts on the track.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit continues this Saturday with race number 26 of the 36-race schedule. The Air Guard 400 will take place at the Richmond International Speedway beginning at 7:43 ET. Although the race will see favorites like Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, and Jeff Gordon, these drivers are heavily favored and therefore aren’t offering too much value. Instead, we’ll take a look at some of the drivers who have a real shot at winning the race this weekend and are also offering good value based on Bodog’s Air Guard 400 Betting Odds.
So much for my theory that Matt Kenseth’s Daytona 500 win was a fluke. After not winning a race all of last year, and mostly looking pretty useless, Kenseth has two wins in two races this year. Last week he won thanks to some bizarre circumstances, but this week he was just plain faster than anyone else. He’s driving with a new aggressiveness, and is benefiting significantly from a new crew that brings a much more positive attitude to his operation. Kenseth was particularly strong in the pits. It will be very interesting to watch how long he can maintain this momentum. Kyle Busch also had a very good weekend. A historic one, in fact. On Saturday he became the first driver ever to win two NASCAR events on the same day when he won both the truck and the Nationwide event on the same day.