2013 STP GAS BOOSTER 500 ODDS

Sunday is going to be crazy. After the mayhem at Auto Club Speedway, the passive aggressive tweets, the radio interviews, the sit down apologies and the first bye week of the 2013 Sprint Cup season, NASCAR returns to the shortest track on the schedule. What could possibly go wrong?  This race will impact fake wagering in three ways. For starters, Joey Logano is off my board for the rest of 2013. Nobody is going to let Logano win after his reaction and reaction to his reaction. You c ...

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AUTO CLUB 400 AFTERMATH: WIN LOSE OR DRAW

What good timing for a week off. After NASCAR’s biggest spectacle since Juna Montoya’s  dust up with a jet dryer,  we head into a holiday weekend with anything but good cheer.  Now that things have settled, let’s do an unconventional breakdown of winners and losers from Auto Club Speedway,  Bert Convy style.  WIN: DENNY HAMLINHow does Hamlin break his back and win? Consider the following:Hamlin has a green light to race for wins when returning ...

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2013 AUTO CLUB 400 ODDS

Kasey Kahne is officially a contender.Kahne’s win a Bristol may have cost me 50 fake dollars, but it put Kahne into a different stratosphere with those predicting Sprint Cup success, one that might change how you watch Sunday’s Auto Club 400.Kahne has excelled on bigger faster tracks. The fact he won at Bristol shows Kahne’s game is more rounded. Oddsmakers have since taken notice.Even at tracks where Kahne does well, rarely he is lower than 10/1. This week, only Jimmie Johnson ...

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2013 FOOD CITY 500 ODDS

Never has been at level ground felt so fulfilling.
After three straight weeks of losing, Matt Kenseth’s birthday victory brought me back to break even for the 2013 Sprint Cup season. Now comes the hard part.  Bristol is a track Kyle Busch owns, with five wins in sixteen career starts. I have put all of my fake money on him in past events. Yet this year seems different. For having the reputation of stability, Joe Gibbs Racing just seems off. Engine problems plagued them at Dayt ...

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2013 KOBALT TOOLS 400 ODDS

Talk about a big gamble...Denny Hamlin’s refusal to pay a $25,000 fine opened a massive can of worms for NASCAR, one that will clearly impact the standings of the 2013 Sprint Cup season. Here’s why: NASCAR can’t have it both ways:What did NASCAR management expect with the “Boys, have at it” policy? Aggressive behavior on the track yields aggressive behavior off the track. Part of that behavior is the strong expression of opinion. Fining Denny Hamlin and calling B ...

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2013 SUBWAY FRESH FIT 500 ODDS

Imaging playing a regular season game the week after a Super Bowl. It’s happening Sunday in Phoenix. The 2013 Sprint Cup schedule takes teams to an unpredictable track with varied banking and a new surface. But it’s the same old faces I like at this weekend’s Subway Fresh Fit 500. Here’s why:   Oddsmakers are begging teams to take unheralded drivers. Danica Patrick is 300/1. 300/1 for goodness sake. Team Earhnardt Ganassi is 100/1. Jeff Burton is 100/1. ...

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DAYTONA 500 ODDS

 So much for that strategy. After banking most of the offseason on the idea Hendrick Motorsports cars will dominate the 2013 Sprint Cup, team Hendrick sputtered at Saturday’s Sprint Unlimited. Now down a fake 50 dollars before the first real race of the season, it’s time to regroup for Sunday’s Great American Race.   Daytona is a wild card. Qualifying in actual race environments helps whittle down the field. But racing at  a superspeedway negates the ...

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SPRINT UNLIMITED ODDS

You can really bet on anything. The Sprint Unlimited doesn’t have rules yet. Fans will vote prior to Saturday’s start. But if people will wage real money on NFL preseason games, the WNBA and Wrestlemania, I can wager fake dollars on a made for television event.   The rules are simple. I wager fifty fake dollars on every Sprint Cup race. I only bet on drivers if I can double my fake money. I keep scoring during the entire season. It’s a recipe for family embarr ...

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NASCAR VALENTINE

 Cash grab or romance?  Whatever Valentine’s Day is, it’s looming. And since Daytona coverage is still a week away from consuming our mind, here are six Sprint Cup drivers who could use a hug, roses or a nice steak dinner with extra bacon next week.  Kurt Busch So Forbes listed Busch as one of the ten most unpopular athletes in sports. He was ahead of Kobe Bryant for goodness sake. And while Busch won’t ever get to Lance Armstrong territory, sponsors ...

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FIVE DRIVERS WHO CAN’T WAIT FOR 2013

Is it me, or are you glad for the holidays to be over?
Don’t get me wrong. Spending time with friends and family is always a special experience, but after weeks of eating and travel and more eating and more travel, it’s nice to be back and refreshed for 2013. The same holds true for NASCAR. Here are five drivers who can’t wait for 2013. Jamie McMurrayMcMurray went from winning Daytona and Indi in the same season to being an afterthought with a lost sponsor. His team is switc ...

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