Final Sprint Cup Betting Chase Update: Jimmy Johnson Hungry to Defend Title

November 30, 2010 Auto Racing

You don’t win NASCAR’s Final Sprint Cup betting challenge, the Chase, four years in a row by accident and for anyone that thought to write four-time defending champ Jimmie Johnson off this year after failing to grab any headlines during Week 1 of this year’s Chase, think again.

Johnson sent a strong message to the doubters and the haters out there this week by winning the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway over the weekend and boosting his positioning in the final Sprint Cup odds betting action as well.

Johnson has been one of the top drivers in the sport for years but few people seem to realize just how good this guy is.  He is about the least flashy, most subdued champion this sport has ever seen.  He’s never feuding with any other driver; he gets along great with all his teammates and fellow drivers, he rarely says much more than the obligatory responses to questions and never has a harsh word or anything of much interest to say.

All this guy does is win races and win final Sprint Cup betting titles.  He’s won four straight Sprint Cup titles heading into this year’s Chase and so far, with two of the ten races complete he looks as though he’s got a 5th in a row all but locked up.

After slipping a last week at the Sylvania 300 in New Hampshire, the first race of the Chase, he rebounded in style by winning a hard fought duel with Kyle Busch in the late laps to grab the win at Dover.   But it comes his victory comes as little surprise for most final Sprint Cup odds bettors as grabbed the pole earlier in the week during qualifying and it comes to the Chase it seems that all Johnson does is win.

And heading into the 3rd race of the Chase next week you’ve got to like Johnson’s chances again in the final Sprint Cup betting action.  The third race in the stock car playoffs is the Price Chopper 400 which will be held at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, MO.  And in case you’re wondering, no Johnson is the defending winner of this race (Tony Stewart is) but it’s a 1.5 mile track and no one in NASCAR history has more wins 1.5 mile tracks than Johnson.

You do the math.

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