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The field of 12 is set for the start of this season’s Sprint Cup Chase which gets underway this Sunday with the running of the Geico 400 at Chicagoland. This is the first of 10 races that will ultimately crown this year’s champion.
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Geico 400
Race: Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway
Date: Sunday, Sept 16, 2012
Time: 1 p.m. (ET)
The green flag for Sunday’s race is set for 1 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally ESPN.
Clint Bowyer enhanced his spot in the point standings with a win last Saturday night at Richmond. Jeff Gordon finished second to sneak into the Chase as a wildcard and Mark Martin ended-up third.
The following is a closer look at our favorite, contender, and longshot for this Sunday’s race along with their current odds to win as provided by Sportsbook
The Favorite (odds of less than 10/1)
Last year’s Sprint Cup Champion, Tony Stewart is looking for lighting to strike twice in his quest for a second-straight title. He started his amazing run last season with a win in this race and has been opened at +800 to win here again on Sunday. The No.14 car has always done well at this track with seven top-five finishes in its last nine races.
Stewart also posted victories in 2004 and 2007 and has an overall finishing position at Chicagoland of 8.7. He starts this year’s Chase in third place in the Sprint Cup standings.
The Contender (odds of 10/1 to 19/1)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has just one point-race victory this season, but he has remained one of the most consistent drivers in the Sprint Cup series with 10 top-five finishes. The No.88 race team begins the Chase in seventh-place and has been opened at +1200 to win this Sunday at Chicagoland.
Junior’s overall performance at this track saps a bit of the value from these odds, but he did finish third in last year’s race and took the checkered flag here in 2005.
The Longshot (odds of 20/1 or higher)
Sitting is sixth-place in the standings to start the Chase and coming off a victory last week, Clint Bowyer has been opened as a moderate +2000 longshot to post another win last week.
You would have to believe there is some solid value in these odds given the No.15 car’s current form and its past performance in this race.
Bowyer has never won at Chicagoland, but he does have five top-10 finishes in six career races here.