The Chase to the Cup has begun with Clint Bowyer winning the first of 10 races.
With the victory Bowyer moved up in the standings to 4th place. That does not mean he will be the favorite for those betting NASCAR though. Jimmy Johnson is still the favorite among fans that are betting NASCAR each week. Johnson started the 10-race Chase with a 20-point lead due to his six wins on the season. Of the eight tracks that the teams have run on already this season Johnson has two wins and an average finish of 9.5.
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Those are pretty solid numbers and he is a deserving favorite among fans betting NASCAR races. Those numbers are not the best though. Matt Kenseth has had four top-five finishes and no finish worse than 14th on any of the eight tracks. His average finish on the eight tracks is 7.5. He could be an interesting choice for those betting NASCAR fans .
Fans of auto racing betting should know that the Car of Tomorrow will be used in five of the remaining races. Those fans looking betting NASCAR may want to know that Denny Hamlin has done very well in COT races. Auto racing betting fans should be aware that five of the 12 Chase drivers are past Cup champions including Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kenseth, Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch. Those fans betting NASCAR know that newcomers to the Chase are Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr. Carl Edwards returns to the Chase after missing it last year.
Jimmie Johnson finished the regular season with 6 wins for fans betting NASCAR. Jeff Gordon had four wins for fans betting NASCAR. Tony Stewart had three wins for auto racing betting fans. Fans looking at betting NASCAR may want to know that only Gordon has led in more races than Stewart’s 17 this season. Carl Edwards won two races. Kurt Busch has two wins this year. Fans betting NASCAR races may want to know that his two victories and seven top-10s have come in the last half of the season. Hamlin, Truex, Harvick, Kyle Busch and Jeff Burton had one win each. Clint Bowyer won his first race of the year last week at New Hampshire. Auto racing betting fans may want to know that Bowyer has had Top-12 finishes for 23 straight weeks.