Can Joe Gibbs Racing Beat Vegas?

  Who would think one of the most moral men in NASCAR could develop a way to beat Vegas without even intentionally trying to do so? Joe Gibbs is the nice uncle of NASCAR, the type of person who surprises you with the depth of a Facebook post. So how could this  devout Christian find a way to beat Vegas? It's as simple as #20 and #18. (more...) ...

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2013 BOJANGLES SOUTHERN 500 ODDS

 The 2013 Sprint Cup season isn’t even one-third of the way complete, but odds makers clearly have a Fave Four.  Here’s how a sizeable shift in the numbers will influence how you should watch Saturday’s Southern 500.   Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne are all 8/1 or lower. Denny Hamlin, who hasn’t run in a month is 8/1, but he at least has the best average finish among active drivers here. Kahne is 12th among active ...

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2013 AARON’S 499 ODDS

NASCAR’s biggest track is NASCAR’s biggest crapshoot.  Talladega is known for the unknown. Big speed. Bigger packs. The biggest wrecks in racing. All of this makes picking Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 nearly impossible. Check this out:  The two favorites are 10/1. Favorites all season have been 7/1 or less. Sure, these numbers are small. But it’s a 30 percent discrepancy, which is a big number in any sport.  Jimmie Johnson has six Sprint Cup titl ...

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2013 TOYOTA OWNERS 400 ODDS

Denny Hamlin won’t race Saturday night, but his impact is already being felt. Next to Martinsville, Richmond might be Hamlin’s best track. In 14 career starts, Hamlin has two wins and nine finishes of 10th or better.  With Hamlin still injured and unable to drive Saturday night, the numbers have made a major shift.   Kyle Busch being the favorite isn’t a surprise. Being below 5/1 is. As an extension, Matt Kenseth,  Kasey Kahne and Clint Bowyer have a ...

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2013 NRA 500 ODDS

NASCAR doesn’t make any sense right now. It’s impossible to write about Sprint  Cup racing, see the title of this column and not address the 800-pound gorilla in the room.  Regardless of where you stand on the issue, there’s no good way to address it Saturday night. It’s not a matter if is something clunky happens, but how soon.  There are plenty of other mindboggling things in play that are more appropriate for Team FOX  to discuss. For example: ...

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