Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR Betting

NASCAR betting heats up from Atlanta this weekend with the Kobalt Tools 500 with more than 100,000 people in attendance.

Those that bet on NASCAR will probably look to Jimmie Johnson considering he has won the last two weeks.

NASCAR betting may favor Johnson but Atlanta is one of those tracks where different drivers can win.  In fact, in the 50-year history of Atlanta Motor Speedway, there have been 42 different winners. Atlanta is known for close, side-by-side racing and that makes things exciting. Kurt Busch won in NASCAR betting in this race a year ago.  Kasey Kahne won the September race at Atlanta last year.

Two of the best drivers in Atlanta are Johnson and Jeff Gordon.  Johnson has the highest average finish and has won for those that bet on NASCAR three times in Atlanta.  Jeff Gordon has four wins in Atlanta and should be a contender in NASCAR betting.  A surprise contender this week for those that bet on NASCAR could be AJ Allmendinger who has the second best average finish at the track.  In addition to Gordon and Johnson, who have won multiple times at the track, other multiple NASCAR betting winners are Carl Edwards, Mark Martin and Bobby Labonte.

Kurt Busch won this race in NASCAR betting last year while his brother Kyle won it two years ago.  Johnson was the 2007 winner of this race. Four years ago it was Kasey Kahne winning the race that was postponed a day due to rain.  Carl Edwards won in 2005 while Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the NASCAR betting winner in 2004.

You may be looking at the current NASCAR standings and already predicting the Chase field but history has shown that is a mistake.  Last year after three races, only five drivers in the Top 12 ended up making the chase.  The two previous years it was seven of the Top 12 making it.  What that means is that six of seven drivers down below the Top 12 are going to have good seasons.  One of those drivers could be Kasey Kahne who was 30th at Daytona, 34th at Fontana but ninth last week. "We had cars that could run in the top 10 in the first three races," Kahne said. "We had a situation at Daytona and driver error at [Fontana], and we finally got a top-10 here, so I think we're where we should have been in the other races."  Remember as you bet on NASCAR that last year after three races Johnson was 19th in the standings while Ryan Newman and Mark Martin were 33rd and 34th and they both made the Chase.