Nascar Odds: Pure Michigan 400

Nascar Odds: Pure Michigan 400

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With everything going on related to last Saturday’s deadly accident involving Tony Stewart, there are far more important things happening in the world of racing. Stewart isn’t racing. Forty-three others are. Here’s a breakdown of how the odds might impact what Sprint Cup fans see Sunday.

Chase Hopefuls:

Let’s start from the back this week.Two drivers are clinging to Chase hopes and could secure them with a win Sunday. Clint Bowyer is six points ahead of Greg Biffle for the final Chase spot. Both are among the top five in terms of average finish at Michigan. Both are in the midst of a season they would like to forget. Both are 30/1. If one of these two won, I wouldn’t be floored.

Padding Stats:

Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon are the other three drivers with the best success levels at Michigan. All are virtually assured a Chase spot. Each would get extra points leading into the Chase with a win.

Of the three, only Gordon is less than 10/1. The Nascar odds are fickle for Kenseth and Edwards.  Kenseth is 15/1 and Edwards is 30/1. These long Nascar odds could yield big dividends come Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400.

The Favorites:

Jimmie Johnson is 5/1. Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick are 6/1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 8/1.

The Nascar odds reflect the up and down performances of all four drivers. While the gang has a combined five wins at Michigan International Speedway, it’s feast or famine for the group; none of them excel in terms of average finish.

Chances are Sprint Cup fans won’t see a repeat of AJ Allmendinger’s win last week. But some big names may still secure a victory to influence the Chase  standings as the exit to Richmond approaches. Here’s how the Nascar odds stack up for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400. Enjoy racing, and insert a random catchphrase here.