The most underrated race of the 2014 Sprint Cup season is here.
There’s something special about Darlington. There’s something special about night racing. Combine the two and Sprint Cup fans will see an amazing show Saturday night, especially when fans look at the latest odds.
The idea of throwing crazy low numbers at Jimmie Johnson seems to be fading away. The #48 is still the favorite at 5/1 and has the second highest average finish among active drivers. But his rearview mirror looks congested. Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth each sit at 7/1. Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon are 8/1. The pack is tightening.
Eight For Eight?
So far, Sprint Cup fans have seen seven different winners in seven different races. Johnson isn’t the only prime contender to make it eight for eight. Gordon has the highest average finish among active drivers at Darlington. Kenseth won the race last year. Greg Biffle has the third best average finish among active drivers and is sitting at 25/1. With Ford’s success this 2014 Sprint Cup season, that looks really intriguing.
At some point, there will be a two-time winner on the 2014 Sprint Cup circuit. This year seems to be all about winning. But did you realize if the 2014 Sprint Cup season ended today, all three Richard Childress Racing cars would make the Chase. Paul Menard, Ryan Newman and Austin Dillon are in 12th, 13th, and 14th places respectively; all would be Chase bound. None have won in 2014.
The oddsmakers hate RCR this week. Newman is 60/1. He’s RCR’s best hope. Menard is 75/1. Dillon is 100/1 with eight other drivers.
An RCR car is going to Victory Lane this 2014 Sprint Cup season. When it does, it will make some fans extra happy. Here’s how your favorite driver stacks up. Enjoy night racing. Enjoy Darlington. Enjoy night racing at Darlington.