2011 ODDS REVIEW

Eleven wins. Twenty-six losses. If this was an academic setting, the 29.7% success rate would equal failure.If this was a batting average, the 29.7% success rate would equal a $10 million contract.When betting fake money on Sprint Cup races, the 29.7% success rate does equal a fake profit of 125 bucks for the year.Here’s a breakdown on how we arrived where we arrived. The Chase rules:Just like 2010, the Chase provided a great opportunity to make fake money. The type of track whittles do ...

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FORD 400 ODDS

Three points. Two driver. One Sprint Cup.It all boils down to one race for Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards. Up a fake 45 dollars after Stewart’s win last week, it’s also a make or break race in my quest to earn fake money for the year. Here’s the case for either or neither to win this weekend. Stewart hates historyNobody has won five Chase races. Nobody has won the Sprint Cup without winning a single race in the first 26. Stewart can destroy both of those trends with a win. St ...

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KOBALT TOOLS 500 ODDS

 Who starts the 2012 push at Phoenix is 2011?In 2009, Denny Hamlin won two of the final five races to propel his 2010 title run (minus Homestead.)In 2010, Carl Edwards won the final two races to propel him the points lead with two races to go. With two races left and two Chase ultra-super-wowdowehavetobecareful contenders, this opens the door for the next big thing in 2012. Here are three contenders: Brad Keselowski:It’s already been a breakout year. Dude is still fourth in the poi ...

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AAA 500 ODDS

New year. Same reality.Every year, the Chase begins. At first, all the drivers are within a few points of each other, legit contenders. Every week, a driver or two has a run of bad luck and goes out of contention. With three races left, three drivers find themselves in a solid place to win the 2011 Sprint Cup. The names might be new, but the same questions still linger Why are people not in the Chase still driving?If you’re not in the Chase, you shouldn’t race. Brian Vickers might ...

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TUMS FAST RELIEF 500 ODDS

 Denny Hamlin. Jimmie Johnson. Jeff Gordon. The three Musketeers of Martinsville. In the last five years, the trio combined for eight wins and 22 finishes of fifth or better. It would be crazy to not pick this trio to win Sunday. Maybe I’m nuts. Hamlin is hosed, and Johnson is resigned:Hamlin went all in to sink Jimmie Johnson and busted out. Since Daytona in February, it’s looked like a dark cloud has hovered over the entire team. Hamlin and Mike Ford look like they’r ...

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