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Phoenix odds are out, and to the surprise of no one, Jimmie Johnson is favored to win this weekend. Since you knew that already, here are some other items to pique your interest. 

Busch brothers activate

Kyle and Kurt Busch might not be the best of running buddies on the track, but each is 12/1 Sunday. Kurt Busch has run well on various types of tracks all year. Kyle Busch is the only non-Chase driver to have any chance of winning since the Chase started. (Talladega wasn’t a real race; sorry, Jamie McMurray fans.) Bet on both Busch brothers (alliteration whee!) and you have a fighting chance to buy an extra-large turkey in a few weeks. That is, unless they replicate Charlotte a few years back.

Marcos Ambrose might make you rich

Did you know Marcos Ambrose has the fifth-highest average finish at Phoenix? Did you know he is 100/1 Sunday? You do now. Somebody from MWR is making the Chase next year. Ambrose might be the man.

What the heck happened to Brian Vickers?
Vickers may love the Red Bull lifestyle, but he is clearly crashing from all that sugar. Eleven drivers not in the Chase have better odds than Captain Red Bull. Vickers is also close to having the worst finish of any Chase driver in the format’s history. More on that next week.

Enjoy the race.
Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
Nascar Odds Race Outright  
Jimmie Johnson    4-1                
Mark Martin    5-1                
Jeff Gordon    10-1                
Tony Stewart    8-1                
Denny Hamlin    8-1                
Juan Pablo Montoya    12-1                
Kyle Busch    12-1                
Carl Edwards    15-1                
Greg Biffle    20-1                
Kurt Busch    12-1                
Kasey Kahne    25-1                
Ryan Newman    30-1                
Clint Bowyer    20-1                
Brian Vickers    75-1                
Kevin Harvick    20-1                
Matt Kenseth    25-1                
Dale Earnhardt Jr    20-1                
Joey Logano    50-1                
Jeff Burton    50-1                
Martin Truex Jr    50-1                
David Reutimann    60-1                
Jamie McMurray    60-1                
David Ragan    60-1                
Bobby Labonte    100-1                
Brad Keselowski    100-1                
Sam Hornish Jr    100-1                
Marcos Ambrose    100-1                
David Gilliland    100-1                
AJ Allmendinger    100-1                
Reed Sorenson    100-1                
Casey Mears    100-1                
Elliott Sadler    100-1                
Michael Waltrip    100-1                

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