BRICKYARD 400 ODDS

Happy Anniversary. Sort of.This is a week full of anniversaries. Four years of marriage, two years of writing on this fine website and I can’t remember how many years of the Brickyard 400.As much as people want to bash this race, there is one massive fact that makes you have to watch Sunday. Eight times the Brickyard 400 winner has gone on to win the Sprint Cup. That’s nearly a fifty percent clip. Say what you want about what has happened to the prestige of this race. But winning ...

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FIVE UNDER THE RADAR NASCAR STORIES

 No race. No problem. There’s a ton going on in NASCAR. So much that several stories flew under the radar. That needs to change, hence another listing column. ESPN Changes Announcers…AGAIN! Calling races at ESPN is like being the drummer in Spinal Tap. First Dr. Jerry Punch. Then Marty Reid. Paging Allen Bestwick. I actually like Bestwick. He seems quick on his feet. But what does it say about ESPN to have three play-by-play guys in three years? It tells me I want FOX t ...

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LENOX INDUSTRIAL TOOLS 301 ODDS

Are we there yet?We’re finally to the half-way point of the 2011 Sprint Cup season. I know. It already seems like forever ago when Trevor Bayne won at Daytona, when Jeff Gordon’s streak ended and when traffic at Kentucky felt longer than an episode of The Talk.This time last year, it was clear there were only a handful of drivers worth picking. Now, the field is more wide open than ever. And that’s before we head to NASCAR’s favorite paper clip. Eight different drivers ...

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QUAKER STATE 400 ODDS

This will be different.For the first time in nearly a decade, the 2011 Sprint Cup schedule heads to a new track. Kentucky Speedway finally hosts its first race. Great for the fans in Kentucky and Ohio, of which I am one. Bad for people trying to wager real or fake money on a race with no data upon which to rely.Or so I thought. Some consider Kentucky a cookie-cutter track. It’s 1.5 miles in length with normal banking. Most previews lump it into the “intermediate course” clas ...

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COKE ZERO 400 ODDS

America is the land of opportunity. With that, I’m taking the chance to make some good old fashioned fake money this holiday weekend.Daytona is the first track to host its second race. Coupled with a new website with different racing odds, and I see it as a perfect chance to combine hindsight with insight to create foresight for Saturday night. Ford engines are the real deal:They have four wins on the season. Every week, a Roush driver has sniffed around a win. If odds makers won’ ...

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