SOUTHERN 500 ODDS

And you thought Talladega was unpredictable?Darlington is one of my favorite tracks. The track deserves two races. And when you look at all the factors in play Saturday night, this might be the most must see race not named Daytona. Here’s why: Five different drivers have won the last five races at Darlington. The people who should contend may not contend. Guys who have struggled have a chance to rebound.Danica Patrick is back. Trouble finds Danica Patrick. I don't know if it’s her ...

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AARON’S 499 ODDS

Reality bites.This isn’t about an annoying movie, rather the reality of losing two straight races and going to NASCAR’s most unpredictable track. If there is going to be a curveball thrown in the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule, this is the weekend. Here’s why. Eight different drivers have won the last ten races at Talladega. Over the last five years, Mike Bliss and Joey Logano are in the top five among best average finishes. Jeff Gordon, who has two wins here in the last five year ...

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CAPITAL CITY 400 ODDS

Maybe Jack Roush was right.When Toyota debuted in the Sprint Cup, Jack Roush worried the automaker’s resources would start to dominate the Sprint Cup. After seeing Toyota start and barely qualify for many races, that thought seemed laughable.

Nobody is laughing now. Five of the top twelve drivers in the point standings drive a Toyota. If you combined the points of Mark Martin and Brian Vickers, they would be in the mix as well. The engine merger of Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota is the mo ...

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STP 400 ODDS

Can we finally agree Greg Biffle is for real?Up a fake 485 dollars after Greg Biffle’s win last week, I waiting to see where the points leader would stand in the eyes of oddsmakers going into one of his favorite tracks. What I saw stunned me. On one hand, I can agree Jimmie Johnson being a favorite. Nobody has led more laps at Kansas than Old Five Time, and Johnson has found himself close to two wins.Then there's Whopper Man. Tony Stewart’s run is historic. His record at Kansas is ...

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SAMSUNG MOBILE 500 ODDS

Smoke is finally causing fire.Tony Stewart is in the midst of racing streak the likes of which NASCAR hasn’t seen in years. This blazing run afforded many a chance to take advantage of generous odds, numbers which are finally starting to extinguish the likelihood of picking Stewart in the future. Stewart is the 4/1 favorite. One would have to go back to Jimmie Johnson’s run in 2010 before seeing those numbers again. Those are Kyle Busch at Bristol numbers. Tony Stewart has success ...

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GOODY’S FAST PAIN RELIEF 500 ODDS

The worst things you can be is the favorite. Martinsville is a track dominated by few. Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin have a combined 17 wins. I’m not picking any of them this week. Here’s why: Kyle Busch owns Bristol, he owned defeat two weeks ago.Last week, Jimmie Johnson owned Auto Club Speedway and never contended.No favorite has won the first five races of the 2012 Sprint Cup season.If there is anything to learn from 2012, it’s that the pool of Chase conte ...

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AUTO CLUB 400 ODDS

Four races. Four wins. Four manufacturers. Yet all anyone wants to talk about is one big issue: the number of people not watching in the stands.As the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule takes teams to a track known to have attendance issues, it’s fitting to find four reasons for the attendance woes. Time: I can’t get my daughter to sit through an hour-long church service without bringing a cavalcade of items. Four-hour races  aren’t family friendly. And with money tight, events t ...

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FOOD CITY 500 ODDS

This is the toughest column to write all year. Fifty fake dollars on Kyle Busch at 5/1. I could be done right now, go outside and start mulching my yard. Busch owns Bristol. But there are three reasons to wonder if the most obvious move of the year is really so obvious. 1. Busch’s odds went up:Busch was 4/1 and 3/1 in some places for the Bristol night race. Everyone on the planet knows most real and fake money will go his way. If oddsmakers give me a better chance to make more fake curr ...

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KOBALT TOOLS 400 ODDS

Two races down. Thirty-four races to go. It’s not The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, but I am undefeated in the 2012 Sprint Cup season, up a fake 210 dollars after Denny Hamlin’s win in Phoenix. And with so much success early in the season, it seems like a logical time to deviate from my early season strategy. Here’s why. Vegas is fickle:Anyone who has been there multiple times knows this for other reasons. But only four drivers have multiple wins at LVMS. Even though people lo ...

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SUBWAY FRESH FIT 500 ODDS

This is the week when NASCAR normally gets back to normal. Phoenix is a nice, but not overwhelmingly distinctive track which hosts a Sunday afternoon race. But if Daytona taught us anything, it’s that the new normal might be what we saw last Sunday, not what we might see this Sunday. Consider this. In 2010, a pothole almost ruined the Datyona 500. Jimmie Johnson won his fifth straight title.In 2011, Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500. Together, Paul Menard, David Ragan and Regan Smith won ...

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