BRICKYARD 400 ODDS

What is the Brickyard 400?OK, it’s a race. I get it. But this was supposed to be the second biggest race on the schedule when first created. Does it feel like the second biggest race of the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule?Like racing, Indi seems to be changing. Consider the following questions: We are the champions?Eight drivers have won at Indi, then won the season championship. The last two winners didn’t even make the Chase.Can someone make a pass? The Indi 500 is  perfect for pa ...

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LENOX INDUSTRIAL TOOLS 301 ODDS

AJ Allmendinger, what are we going to do with you?I picked Allmendinger to make the Chase, then backed off that prediction when everyone jumped on the bandwagon. After a series of blown race winning predictions, I was done with picking Allmendinger to win.  Still, here’s how these recent events will impact the rest of the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule. Silly Season On SteroidsWill Roger Penske fire Allmendinger? I don’t even think Penske knows. But that potential move coupled with ...

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COKE ZERO 400 ODDS

It’s really hot.As the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule takes teams back to a track for the first time this year, temperatures exceed 100 degrees in much of the country. For those without power, it’s really hot. So hot we can actually feel like some of our favorite Sprint Cup drivers in the back half of the 2012 season. Here are three drivers who will feel the most heat the rest of this  season: 3. Jeff GordonGordon needs two wins to make the Chase. He has zero. Math is fun.2. Kyle B ...

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QUAKER STATE 400 ODDS

 Matt Kenseth…what are we going to do with you?Kenseth leads the 2012 Sprint Cup point standings. He has the best analytics of any driver all year. A past Cup champion, there was no reason to keep him off the short list of drivers who would win the 2012 Sprint Cup, until he bailed on Roush Fenway Racing this week. The Kenseth paradigm we find at Kentucky Speedway will manifest itself through the rest of 2012, making my gig a whole lot more challenging.Why To Keep Picking Kenseth:T ...

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TOYOTA SAVE MART 350 ODDS

Road racing. It’s either loved or hated.Those making the odds need extra heartburn medicine, because this track causes more stress than any other stop on the 2012 Sprint Cup tour. Here’s why: Numbers get big:Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 50/1. This is the same person people are flocking to pick as Sprint Cup champion. Numbers get bigger:Matt Kenseth is 75/1. Isn’t he leading the points? Names creep up:Those making the numbers won’t let Marcos Ambrose make me look smart. 4/1 is ...

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