Coke Zero 400 Odds

The first return trip of the 2014 Sprint Cup season is a return to the pack. Even though Sprint Cup fans have an idea of who the contenders are for the 2014 Sprint Cup title, that doesn't translate the numbers for the Coke Zero 400. The numbers suggest it's anyone's to win. (more...) ...

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Nascar Odds: Quaker State 400

For starting the season so slowly, Jimmie Johnson sure knows how to speed things up. Nascar odds are out for Saturday night's Quaker State 400. On the surface, it should be no surprise that Johnson is a 4/1 favorite. Looking at a deeper dive of the numbers, it's interesting to see the two horses who lead this pack. (more...) ...

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Coca Cola 600 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684438" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Charlotte Motor Speedway[/caption] Sunday is the best racing day of the year. No disrespect to the Daytona 500, but Sunday offers 15 hours of important racing, ending with the Nascar's version of a marathon: the Coca Cola 600. Looking at the odds, there's enough that stands out to make the final few hours of this racing marathon well worth watching. (more...) ...

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5-Hour Energy 400 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684387" align="aligncenter" width="520"] (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)[/caption] The Hendrick conundrum is officially in full effect. After Saturday's race in Kansas, we will be 42 percent of the way through the Sprint Cup regular season. That's 11 of 26 races and certainly a representative sample of what to expect this 2014 Sprint Cup season. With that in mind, it's fair to ask the following question. What happened to Hendrick Motorsports? (more...) ...

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2014 Aaron’s 499 Odds

  Welcome to NASCAR's biggest crap shoot. Nobody knows how Talladega will play out. Sprint Cup fans know there will be a big wreck, random drafting and lots of lead changes. The people orchestrating that are a total mystery. As a result, the odds for this week's race are some of the strangest Sprint Cup fans will see all year. (more...) ...

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Toyota Owners 400 Odds

  Welcome to the party Kevin Harvick. For two weeks, writers have addressed Harvick's chances to win the 2014 Sprint Cup. This is what happens when you become the first driver to win two races in the 2014 Sprint Cup season. The other thing that validates this talk are oddsmakers, who make or lose millions on a few digits. The oddsmakers have spoken, and Harvick is a contender. (more...) ...

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STP 500 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684258" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Jared C. Tilton (Getty Images)[/caption] Jimmie Johnson made history….again. For the first time ever, oddsmakers have put a driver as a 2/1 favorite for a race. Johnson's record at Martinsville is unbelievable, and it's why there may be better options for those interested in Sunday's STP 500. (more...) ...

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Food City 500 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684194" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Image[/caption] Short track racing is back. Bristol always brings action, usually ruffles feathers and rarely offers a surprise winner. Those making the odds certainly hedged their bets in way that will change how you think about Sunday's Food City 500. (more...) ...

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2014 Las Vegas Race Odds

  Las Vegas might be the most under appreciated city on the 2014 Sprint Cup schedule. It gets one race per year, and that race is the third of the 2014 Sprint Cup season. Because it's Vegas and during Spring Break, the race is usually well attended and animated. Vegas also hosts the Sprint Cup banquet which serves as an easy to consume one week PR blitz. Vegas probably deserves a second race, in part because the odds for Sunday's race look so appealing. (more...) ...

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2014 Phoenix Odds

  Phoenix is the strangest race of the 2014 Sprint Cup season. Teams spend months trying to get everything right for Daytona. The second the race ends, it's time to move to Phoenix and a totally different style or racing. Teams aren't the only ones making a transition as oddsmakers have to quick react as well. This might explain some of the numbers for Sunday's race. (more...) ...

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