The Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway is the 6th race in the 10 race Chase to the Cup.
The Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway is the 6th race in the 10 race Chase to the Cup. Last year the Subway 500 at Martinsville Speedway was the race that changed a lot of positions and the NASCAR odds. NASCAR Betting fans know that the Subway 500 is the only short-track in the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup.
As you look at NASCAR odds for the race on October 21st you can expect a very competitive race. Jimmie Johnson has been excellent at Martinsville and is a logical NASCAR odds favorite. He won the Subway 500 last fall and came back with a win in the Goody’s Cool Orange 500 in the spring. He has three wins in just 11 Martinsville starts. Jeff Gordon is also superb at Martinsville and another NASCAR odds favorite. He has seven wins and 16 top-five finishes in 29 starts.
Denny Hamlin has just four starts at Martinsville but was second last fall, third in the spring and won the pole for the Goody’s Cool Orange 500 in the spring, so he could be a good bet in NASCAR odds. Martinsville Speedway is a track that has produced a lot of action for fans of NASCAR odds. The distance of the race is 263 miles which translates into 500 laps, as betting NASCAR racing fans know.
The drivers to look at in NASCAR odds that have had success at Martinsville are Gordon, Johnson and Hamlin as we mentioned but let’s look at some other possible winners. Tony Stewart has 3 wins for NASCAR odds fans in 17 starts with six top 5 finishes. Kyle Busch has only five starts at Martinsville but has two top five finishes in NASCAR odds. He was fourth in the spring race. Here is a look at the rest of the drivers in the chase and their stats for Martinsville.
Carl Edwards has 6 starts at Martinsville and his best finish is 12th for NASCAR odds fans. He is not a driver to use in betting NASCAR racing this week. Kurt Busch has 14 starts and one win. He has 2 top five finishes. Jeff Burton has 27 Martinsville starts but only one win and is not a favorite in NASCAR odds. He has 9 top five finishes though. Kevin Harvick has 12 Martinsville starts and 4 finishes in the top 10. Martin Truex has three Martinsville starts and his best finish is 19th. Matt Kenseth has 15 starts and only 4 Top 10 finishes and is not a favorite in NASCAR odds. Clint Bowyer has three starts and is best finish was 11th so he is not a likely choice for betting NASCAR racing fans this week.