Busch Ends Johnson’s NASCAR Betting Run

November 30, 2010 Auto Racing

NASCAR betting has been so popular on Jimmie Johnson recently that people started to wonder if anyone could beat him.

Kurt Busch provided the answer as he was the winner this past week for those that bet on NASCAR.  Busch won the Kobalt Tools 500 and it was no fluke as his car was among the best all day.

NASCAR betting did not have Kurt Busch favored this past week as Johnson had the role again.  Johnson was in the mix for a while but Kurt Busch and Kasey Kahne were the two strongest cars all day in Atlanta.  Part of the spotlight in the race was stolen away from Busch as Carl Edwards wrecked Brad Keselowski late in the race.  Keselowski’s car flipped upside down but he walked away from the wreck.  “It was a wild ride, uncalled for,” Keselowski said, “It could’ve killed somebody in the grandstand or on the track. We will hurt someone either in a car or in the grandstand.”  NASCAR will be announcing penalties for Edwards this week.  There was not much doubt that Edwards was dealing Keselowski a payback for an incident earlier in the race and it will be interesting to see how NASCAR responds.

The Atlanta race had quite a few incidents and actually finished with more laps since NASCAR is trying to finish races under green whenever possible.  Busch was the fastest car all day and that didn’t change at the end.  The driver that did get helped though was Matt Kenseth who finished second.  He was followed by Juan Pablo Montoya and Kahne in NASCAR betting.  Busch was the NASCAR betting winner in Atlanta for the second straight year. It was the first win for Busch this season with new crew chief Steve Addington.

The win by Kurt Busch was probably good for NASCAR in general since Jimmie Johnson has become a win machine.  Many in NASCAR were wondering if the #48 car could be beaten.  It happened though as Johnson was really not a factor in the race.  Busch was the strongest of the cars and the deserving winner for those that bet on NASCAR.

NASCAR betting takes a break this week before returning with a race at Bristol on Sunday, March 21st.  Those that bet on NASCAR should enjoy that race since it is always full of exciting action.

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