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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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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2013 SPRINT CUP PROP BETS

The holidays are almost over. The Santa’s wish list column has been put to pasture. 2013 predictions are becoming mundane. It’s time to put fake money where a real mouth is and talk 2013 Sprint Cup racing….prop bet style. Odds Joey Logano really makes the leap this year: 10/1Someone foolishly predicted Joey Logano would make the Chase in 2011 and 2012. Oops. Logano has a new team, new crew chief and new running buddy in Brad Keselowski. This tandem is young, aggressive, tal ...

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2013 DAYTONA 500 ODDS

We’re talking about testing man. Testing.Who knew Allen Iverson could get you into the mood for the 2013 Sprint Cup schedule? But with testing complete and 2013 Daytona odds out, there are some interesting trends to wet your appetite for NASCAR’s biggest race. Ford ValueMatt Kenseth and Greg Biffle had two of the three best average finishes at restrictor plate tracks in 2012.  Sure, we’re talking about a new car. But all bets aren’t off, especially when coupled wi ...

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2013 SPRINT CUP ODDS

 Let it ride.There is no more fitting statement for NASCAR and sports wagering. After 37 races and hundreds of picks, being up fake money is a source of pride, even if that pride amounts to just 122 fake dollars. But instead of walking away with my head held high, I am taking my fake winnings from 2012 and throwing them down for 2013. Championship odds are out, and here is where my fake money is going. 24 fake dollars on Tony Stewart at 10/1Let’s assume this new car model resembles ...

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