FEDERATED AUTO PARTS 400 ODDS

So the final race for the Chase has some major dud potential. Silly Season has been anything but. Here’s quick looks at winners and losers, Bert Convy style. Win: Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch.Hamlin gets Roush Fenway insight at the types of tracks where Joe Gibbs Racing has struggled the most. It’s a big missing link.Lose: Trevor Bayne and Brian VickersHow can neither of these guys get a full season commitment?Draw: Joe Gibbs RacingMatt Kenseth helps now. But they spent millions de ...

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AdvoCare 500 Odds

For the first time in three years of writing this column, I will be in Las Vegas for a Sprint Cup race. After years of talking about fake money, I could use real money for the entertainment purposes of me and me alone.But even though I could bet on this race or real, I won’t. Here’s why: Drivers are desperate:Carl Edwards needs a win to make the Chase, and Roush cars fare well on these kind of tracks.  Ditto Kyle Busch minus faring well on this track.Ditto Marcos Ambrose plus ...

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IRWIN TOOLS NIGHT RACE ODDS

So what did I miss on vacation?Teammates yelling at other teammates. Chase contenders booting crew chiefs. Brad Keselowski going Sting on Rick Hendrick’s NWO. And now we add a newly repaved Bristol race to the mix…at night. All the people I would normally want to take look vulnerable. Consider this.Kyle Busch needs a win. He has been as low as 3/1 at Bristol. But engine issues, bad luck and poor decisions about race cautions have Busch feeling a bit cursed.Two Hendrick engines we ...

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FINGER LAKES 355 ODDS

Hendrick Motorsports will probably take home the 2012 Sprint Cup, just not with the driver you think.Jimmie Johnson has five titles; Dale Earnhardt Jr. has consistency and confidence; Kasey Kahne is a popular sleeper pick.  But have you seen what Jeff Gordon is doing? Seven races ago, Gordon had 336 points. That amounted to 21st in the standings through 14 races.In the last seven races, Gordon has 275 points, plus a win to get him into Chase contention. And three of the final Chase track ...

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PENNSYLVANIA 400 ODDS

The dog days of summer are here.The 2012 Sprint Cup schedule will return to tracks where it ran earlier this year. None of the tracks we see between now and the Chase will actually be a Chase race. Coupled with a points race that is mellow, at best, and it would be easy to change the channel for the next few weeks. Here are three reasons to stay tuned: The quest to replace AJ Allmendinger:Joey Logano, Brian Vickers, Trevor Bayne and Sam Hornish Jr. fight for the right to be Brad Keselowksi&rs ...

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