Posted 06/15/12 at 5:00 AM PDT by Dan_Farkas |
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LeBron James is playing in the NBA Finals. Albert Pujols left the St. Louis Cardinals. Hulk Hogan turned on Randy Savage and joined the NWO. Now, I know they feel.
The Quiken Loans 400 takes place in Michigan International Speedway. American automakers use these races as a chance to showcase their successes. Thank goodness there are more of those to share in recent years.
But business is business. Joey Logano’s quest to avoid a pink slip has me up a fake 405 dollars. So, sven though this race is a celebration of a state I love, the numbers suggest more “Born In The U.S.A” than “Real American.”
15 fake dollars on Kyle Busch at 10/1 Busch has the third beset finish among active drivers at Michigan over the last five years. Carl Edwards is sputtering. Tony Stewart just got out of a sputtering streak. Plus, Busch needs a win and won here last year.
15 fake dollars on Denny Hamlin at 12/1 Two drivers have two wins at MIS the last five years. One is Carl Edwards. The other has much better odds.
5 fake dollars on Mark Martin, Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer at 30/1 Michael Waltrip Racing’s comeback is a great American story, even if their manufacturer is headquartered thousands of miles away.
5 fake dollars on Joey Logano at 50/1 Maybe he could be this year’s Brad Keselowski?
Six drivers. All Toyota. Go Oklahoma City, whoever replaced Tony LaRussa and Ric Flair. I need the karma. Here’s what The Spread thinks; enjoy the race, and insert random catchphrase here.
Jimmie Johnson 6/1 Carl Edwards 8/1 Kyle Busch 8/1 Jeff Gordon 10/1 Matt Kenseth 10/1 Tony Stewart 10/1 Greg Biffle 10/1 Kasey Kahne 12/1 Denny Hamlin 12/1 Brad Keselowski 12/1 Kevin Harvick 12/1 Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1 Ryan Newman 30/1 Clint Bowyer 30/1 AJ Allmendinger 30/1 Mark Martin 30/1 Martin Truex Jr 30/1 Kurt Busch 50/1 Joey Logano 50/1 Jeff Burton 60/1 Marcos Ambrose 60/1 Paul Menard 100/1 Juan Montoya 100/1 Trevor Bayne 100/1 Jamie McMurray 100/1 Aric Almirola 300/1 Regan Smith 300/1 David Ragan 300/1 Bobby Labonte 300/1 Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1