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Wow is Talladega a crapshoot.

NASCAR fans talk about how wild and unpredictable the track can be, but if you look at the last odds for Sunday’s race, you can see that talk is backed up with plenty of action.

Matt Kenseth is where?

Fear not lovers of Home Depot and Dollar General. Kenseth is a favorite. Still, Kesneth is 10/1. Those numbers haven’t been this high in six months. The best part: analytics suggest Kenseth has one of the best track records at Talladega. So let’s put this in perspective.

  • The NASCAR points leader races is Matt Kenseth.
  • The NASCAR points leader runs really well at Talladega.
  • The NASCAR points leader has  double digits odds from those in the know.

Yes, Talladega is a crapshoot.

There are how many other favorites?

Six including Kenseth. Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick are all 10/1. Some have had great success here. Others haven’t done well in a while. Others haven’t done well ever at Talladega.

Yes, Talladega is a crapshoot.

Longshots have a shot?

They do. Those making the odds know this and reacted accordingly. Michael Waltrip is 40/1. Danica Patrick is 40/1. Neither has been in the time zone of racing relevance for anything on the track this year outside of Daytona. This is how oddsmakers hedge bets during a crapshoot. The strategies are just so different.

Yes, Talladega is a crapshoot.

Nobody knows what will transpire at Talladega Sunday. That’s why many NASCAR fans and oddsmakers will watch with bated breath, wondering what could be and what it could mean for their bottom line.