Nascar Odds: Irwin Tools Night Race

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[caption id="attachment_684732" align="aligncenter" width="520"]Courtesy: Bristol Motor Speedway Courtesy: Bristol Motor Speedway[/caption] The biggest upset of the 2014 Sprint Cup season may have happened before a lap was ever run at Bristol. Here's how the Nascar odds might impact how you watch the Irwin Tools Night Race. Kyle Busch is where? Kyle Busch isn't favored. This is the same Kyle Busch who swept all three Bristol races a few years ago. The same Kyle Busch who has five wins in less than 20 career Sprint Cup starts out in East Tennessee. Busch used to be 4/1 at Bristol. He's still 7/1; so, it's not like Nascar oddsmakers trucked him. Kurt Busch may be another story. Kyle's older brother also has five career wins at Bristol, but his odds are 15/1 come Saturday night. Flawed Favorites? Brad Keselwoski and Kevin Harvick have recent success at Bristol. Both are favored at 6/1. Neither are among the top five drivers in terms of average finish. Both also have a history of polar finishes. Keselowski has two wins at Bristol, but only one other finish there of 10th or better. One or the other should contend Saturday night, but it's also possible one or the other will be 50 laps down when the night is over. Intriguing Numbers? Jeff Gordon is hot, loves Bristol and is 7/1. His teammate has the second average finish among active drivers at Brisol. No, it's not Jimmie Johnson, who only has one win in 25 career starts there. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 12/1 and looks like a good value. Ditto for Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle. Kenseth hasn't won in 2014 but runs well here and is in that 7/1 glob with Gordon and Kyle Busch. Biffle is clinging to a Chase spot, has finished 10th or better in more than half his starts at Bristol and is sitting at 30/1. Biffle may have just as good a shot as Harvick or Keselowski to be in the hunt at five times the number. It's strange seeing other contenders at Bristol other than Kyle Busch. Here's how the Nascar odds shape up for your favorite driver at the Irwin Tools Night Race.