Charlotte Motor Speedway is the site of the 13th race of the 2010 NASCAR season and sports betting odds are on the board for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600.
Charlotte Motor Speedway is the site of the 13th race of the 2010 NASCAR season and sports betting odds are on the board for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. Jimmie Johnson is the 3-1 sports betting online favorite to win Sunday’s race.
Sports betting odds favor Johnson for good reason since he is not only the four-time defending Sprint Cup champion but he has also finished first or second in 11 of the last 18 races at the track. Also in the mix this week care Mark Martin who has 17 top five finishes at Charlotte and Kasey Kahne who won the All Star Challenge and the Coca-Cola 600 in 2008. Not to be left out are Jeff Gordon who won the fall race in 2007 and Kyle Busch who has been excellent at this track the past two years. Kyle is the second choice in the betting at 6-1 while Gordon is the co-third choice at 8-1.
The Coca-Cola 600 is one of the biggest races of the NASCAR season. It is a race that all of the drivers point to. It is also a weird race since it starts in the sunlight and ends in the darkness. Drivers really just want to stay out of trouble and in the top 15 or so for the first 500 miles and then make a run to the finish in the last 100 miles. Just because a car is strong at the beginning does not mean it will be strong at the end as the track changes.
There are really a lot of drivers who could make a run at the top spot in Sunday’s race. Matt Kenseth was good at Charlotte last October and his sports betting odds are attractive at 17-1. Joey Logano was great at this track last year. Denny Hamlin is running well so he is a threat. He is the co-third choice at 8-1 in NASCAR odds.
Kevin Harvick has been leading the point’s race but he has not finished better than 13th at Charlotte in a full race since 2001. He may be overvalued at 13-1. Tony Stewart has not done well at Charlotte as he has an average finish of 17th. He is probably not a very good long shot at 18-1 odds.