Kyle Busch will be looking to extend his lead atop the driver standings on
May 25 when the Sprint Cup Series invades Lowe’s Motor Speedway for this season’s
Coca-Cola 600. Check out the latest online sportsbook
odds for NASCAR.
Busch got his third victory of the year on May 10 at Darlington Raceway, as
he took the checkered flag in the Dodge Challenger 500. Busch had previously
won both the Kobalt Tools 500 at
and the Aaron’s 499 at
and he now leads the driver standings by 79 points on Jeff Burton. Busch has
seven Top-5 finishes through 11 races.
Carl Edwards was second at
Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and David Ragan.
Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Travis Kvapil, Dave Blaney, and
rounded out the day’s Top 10. Jamie McMurray ended up in 11th place,
Kurt Busch was 12th, Jimmie Johnson was 13th, Martin Truex Jr. was 14th, and Clint Bowyer was 15th.
Tony Stewart finished back in 21st place in the Dodge Challenger
500, while Kevin Harvick wound up in 39th
place, and Greg Biffle’s car troubles dropped him
Earnhardt Jr. sits third in the driver standings
after 11 races; he’s 134 points behind leader Kyle Busch. Hamlin moved up two
spots into fourth place with his result at
while Bowyer rounds out the Top 5 of the points race.
Johnson, Edwards, Stewart, Harvick, Gordon, Biffle, and Ragan are the rest of the standings’ current Top
12. Ryan Newman (13th) and Kasey Kahne (14th) have both fallen out of Chase
Casey Mears sits in 27th place in the current standings, but he’s
the defending Coca-Cola 500 champion. Gordon won the Bank of America 500 at
Lowe’s last season, while Kahne won both Lowe’s races
in 2006. Johnson has five Cup victories at Lowe’s on his resume – he won the
Coca-Cola 600 in 2003, then swept the events in 2004
Gordon has won three other times at Lowe’s – in 1997, 1998, and 1999.
and Mark Martin also have multiple Cup victories on that track;
won there in 1999 and 2001, while Martin turned the trick in 1998 and 2002.
Stewart (2003), Kenseth (2000), McMurray (2002), and
Bobby Labonte (2000) have also earned Lowe’s
It’s Edwards, though, that has been pegged as the Vegas favorite to get the
victory in the Coca-Cola 600 this weekend – he’s listed at just 6/1 odds to
take the checkered flag. Gordon, Johnson, Earnhardt
Jr., and Kyle Busch are all right behind him at 7/1 odds, with Stewart and
Hamlin rounding out the top level of contenders at 10/1 odds.
Biffle sits at 11/1 odds for the Coca-Cola 600,
with Kenseth at 17/1, Kahne
at 19/1, and six drivers at 20/1 – Newman, Kurt Busch, Martin, Burton, Harvick, and Bowyer. Truex Jr. is
back of that group at 22/1, with Mears and McMurray pegged at 40/1 odds to win.
Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch are still tied as 3/1
favorites to win the Sprint Cup this season, with Edwards at 5/1, Johnson at
6/1, and Gordon at 8/1. Hamlin is next on that list at 9/1, and he’s followed
by Stewart (10/1), Bowyer (10/1), Harvick (15/1),
(15/1), and Biffle (15/1). Kenseth
is the last top championship contender; he’s at 18/1.
After spending two weeks at Lowe’s Motor Speedway the drivers of the Sprint
Cup Series will head to Dover International Speedway for the Best Buy 400 on
June 1. Other June events include the Pocono 500 at Pocono, the LifeLock 400 at
the Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Infineon,
and the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at