The superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia is a 1.54-mile (2.48 km) quad-oval track. The Atlanta track is one of the fastest on the NASCAR circuit and provides great NASCAR odds for the races there.
Betting NASCAR in the Kobalt Tools 500 begins by looking at NASCAR odds favorite Jimmie Johnson. He is the defending champion and the NASCAR odds favorite in most races. Kasey Kahne was the winner in 2006 while Carl Edwards won in 2005 for gamblers betting NASCAR. Last year’s race had an exciting finish as Jimmie Johnson caught Tony Stewart and passed him with just three laps to go. If you were betting NASCAR action in last year’s race you will remember that there were not a lot of cautions. The top 10 finishers after Johnson and Stewart for gamblers betting NASCAR were Matt Kenseth, Jeff Burton, Juan Pablo Montoya, Clint Bowyer, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr., Reed Sorenson and Mark Martin.
As you look at NASCAR odds for the Kobalt Tools 500 you will see the normal favorites like Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. Since Dale Earnhardt Jr. is now with the Hendrick team he could be a good choice when betting NASCAR this season. Atlanta is a very fast track and that can be important as you consider NASCAR odds. Geoffrey Bodine holds both the track qualifying record and the fastest lap in NASCAR history at a track shorter than 2 miles as he qualified at 197.478 miles per hour in 1997. With the repaving, the speeds are about 10 miles per hour slower. The surface is a tough one and drivers almost always take tires on their pit stops so keep that in mind as you are betting NASCAR. Atlanta has had runaway victories and close finishes for fans that were betting NASCAR. Tony Stewart has won at Atlanta easily but other races like the 2000 race when Dale Earnhardt beat Bobby Labonte were close for fans betting NASCAR. The 2005 race was exciting for gamblers that were betting NASCAR as Carl Edwards got by Jimmie Johnson to win his first Cup race.
Take a look at the great odds as you are betting NASCAR races that take place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this year.