DICKIES 500 BY THE ODDS

 
Just to show that I’m not under the influence of anyone, I changed up the Web site I’m using for this week’s look at the Dickies 500. Courtesy of The Spread, these are morsels to digest, as well as this random reminder that we’re talking entertainment purposes only yadda yadda.

RICK HENDRICK IS ROLLING

Three drivers have single-digit odds to win. All drive for Rick Hendrick. Jeff Gordon won at Texas earlier this year, yet has the worst odds of the big three. By the way, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 30/1. At what point does the fourth Hendrick team go from a gig to an internship? Wow.

 
SOME GOOD DRIVERS ARE GETTING DANGERFIELDED
 
Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex Jr. have three of the top five average finishes at Texas. They are 12/1, 15/1 and 50/1 respectively. No respect.
 

NEWBIES AIN’T WELCOME IN TEXAS
 
It took more than a decade for someone to win twice at Texas. Yet Vegas doesn’t think someone will win his first race at this track. David Ragan has the best shot at 75/1. In related news, remember Michael McDowell’s crash at Texas last year? How he got out OK is beyond me.

 
Enjoy the odds. They might be better than the race on Sunday.
 
Odds to win the 2009 Dickies 500
Jimmie Johnson 4/1    
Mark Martin 6/1    
Jeff Gordon 7/1    
Juan Pablo Montoya 10/1    
Greg Biffle 12/1    
Kyle Busch 12/1    
Carl Edwards 12/1    
Tony Stewart 12/1    
Denny Hamlin 12/1    
Matt Kenseth 15/1    
Kasey Kahne 20/1    
Brian Vickers 20/1    
Kurt Busch 20/1    
Kevin Harvick 25/1    
Ryan Newman 30/1    
Clint Bowyer 30/1    
Dale Earnhardt Jr 30/1    
Jeff Burton 40/1    
Joey Logano 40/1    
Martin Truex Jr 50/1    
David Reutimann 60/1    
David Ragan 75/1    
Jamie McMurray 75/1    
Reed Sorenson 100/1    
Casey Mears 100/1    
Elliott Sadler 100/1    
Michael Waltrip 100/1    
AJ Allmendinger 100/1    
David Gilliland 100/1    
Marcos Ambrose 100/1         
Brad Keselowski 100/1    
Bobby Labonte 100/1    
Sam Hornish Jr 100/1
Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

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