•Brad Keselowski +1150
•Chase Elliott +1200
•Clint Bowyer +2200
•Dale Earnhardt Jr +1350
•Denny Hamlin +1350
•Erik Jones +2750
•Jimmie Johnson +725
•Joey Logano +875
•Kevin Harvick +650
•Kurt Busch +2500
•Kyle Busch +875
•Kyle Larson +2250
•Martin Truex Jr +875
•Matt Kenseth +1200
Kevin Harvick finished the 2016 Nascar cup in 8th place with 2289 points. Harvick’s most memorable moment probably came when he beat Carl Edwards in a photo phinish by .010 seconds – the closest finish in the Good Sam 500.
Jimmie Johnson is the current Nascar champion and finished last season with 5040 points, though his auto racing betting odds are ever so slightly worse than Harvick’s. Johnson tied Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty for most championship wins with seven.
Joey Logano was last year’s runner-up with 5037 points behind Johnson. Logano is known as ‘Sliced Bread’ which begs the question, is Jimmie Johnson the best thing since Sliced Bread?
Kyle Busch finished third in 2016 with 5035 points. Busch won the Can-Am 500 and advanced to the championship race at Homestead, which he finished in 6th place.
Martin Truex was 11th last year with 2271 points. Truex lost the Daytona 500 to Denny Hamlin by the closest margin in history, and set the record for most laps led in a race at Charlotte and most miles led in a Nascar race by leading for 588 miles.
Brad Keselowski finished right behind Truex with 2267 points. Keselowski had no to choice but to win the Hellmanns 500, which he actually dominated, but debris on the grille caused his engine to overheat and die.
Chase Elliott took the 10th place in the 2016 cup with 2285 points. The then- 20 years, 2 months, and 17 days old became the youngest Daytona 500 pole winner.
Dale Earnhardt Jr finished in the lower half of the 2016 standings at 32. Earnhardt Jr missed several races with concussion-like symptoms.
Matt Kenseth rounded up the Top 5 with 2330 points. Kenseth was involved in 2016’s Big One in which his car actually took flight and flipped over.
Denny Hamlin claimed the 6th spot in the drivers’ championship with 2320 points. Hamlin passed beat Truex Jr. to the line in a photo phinish by the closest margin in Daytona 500 history.
Clint Bowyer finished 27th with 638 points. Bowyer was involved in his fair share of predicaments; an electrical fire, a wreck with David Ragan, Alex Kennedy, and Edwards, crashing into the wall, etc.
Kurt Busch was 7th in 2016 with 2320 points. While his brother and auto racing betting favorite Kyle made it to the championship race on points at the Cam Am 500, Kurt was eliminated.
Erik Jones was the 2016 Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year and signed a deal with Furniture Row Racing to drive in their new No. 77 car sponsored by 5-hour Energy for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season. A new face for many fans who bet on auto racing.