Race to the Chase Gets Serious in NASCAR Betting at Michigan

There are just four races remaining before the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins with NASCAR betting heating up this weekend at Michigan.

The Carfax 400 is the second race of the season held at Michigan International Speedway and it is a key race for drivers trying to make the chase.  NASCAR odds are wide open for this race since the normal favorites like Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch have not had much success at Michigan.

NASCAR betting still lists Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch among the favorites but they are no guarantee to win. A Chevrolet has not won this race since Gordon took the checkered flag in 1998.  Brian Vickers in his Toyota took last fall’s race.  That broke a long streak where the winning manufacturer was either Dodge or Ford.  In the last seven races, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards have won while driving a Ford.  Ryan Newman, Jeremy Mayfield and Kurt Busch won during that time period driving a Dodge.  Streaks a strange thing in sports but there is no denying they do happen.  Until Chevy wins this fall race it might not be a bad idea to go with a Ford or Dodge again on Sunday.

Drivers that could be in contention this week in NASCAR odds include Kurt Busch who drives a Dodge and Ford drivers Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle. If Chevy is to win a race then perhaps point’s leader Kevin Harvick will break the streak. He is contender this week in NASCAR betting along with normal favorites, Johnson, Tony Stewart, Mark Martin and Kyle Busch.  If Toyota is to get the win this week then the likely choice would be Denny Hamlin. He won the race at Michigan back in June.

Tony Stewart has done well at Michigan even though he has not won the fall race.  He seems to be in the top 12 in every race at Michigan.   Carl Edwards is another driver who loves to race at Michigan.  He is almost always in the top 10. Matt Kenseth is another driver who is always strong at Michigan as he has been in the top five in half of the last ten races at Michigan.