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The second half of the Chase to this season’s Sprint Cup title kicks off this week at Kansas Speedway with the running of the Hollywood Casino 400. Sunday afternoon’s race is scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally ESPN.
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400
Race: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway
Date: Sunday, Oct.21, 2012
Time: 1 p.m. (ET)
Clint Bowyer kept his title chances alive with a victory last Saturday night at Charlotte while both Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson improved their title chances by finishing second and 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 WagerWeb.
The Favorite (odds of less than 10/1)
Last week’s second-place finish was Jimmie Johnson’s third of this season’s Chase which is why he is currently just seven points out of the overall lead. He has been opened at +525 to finally break through with a victory in this 10-race playoff after coming so close over the past five weeks.
The No.48 car has posted victories at this track in 2008 and 2011 and has finished in the top 10 in its last seven races here. Johnson ended-up third in the early race Kansas year and comes into this race as its defending champion.
His average finishing position at Kansas over the course of his career is 7.9.
The Contender (odds of 10/1 to 19/1)
Tony Stewart may not be in the best of positions to repeat as Sprint Cup Champion after three-straight finishes out of the top 10, but he is in excellent position to make some noise in this race as a +1300 contender.
The No.14 car is currently mired in eighth-place in the standings and a full 50 points behind the current point leader Brad Keselowski, but the value in the odds is in Stewart’s past performance in this race.
He took the checkered flag in both 2006 and 2009 and came awful close to another victory with a fourth-place finish in 2010.
The Longshot (odds of 20/1 or higher)
Bowyer was our longshot last week at +2000 so you never know what can happen in any given race.
This week there is no driver listed on WagerWeb’s current board over +2000, so if you are looking for the Chase driver with the longest odds then that would be Kevin Harvick at +1700.
He has been a forgotten man over the past several weeks with his last top five finish coming in early September at Atlanta.
The No.29 car’s title chances are just about shot; sitting in 10th-place and 56 points out of the lead, but still remains a threat to win anytime Harvick is behind the wheel. He finished third in this race in 2010 and sixth in last season’s race. This year he followed that up with a another sixth-place finish in the first race at Kansas.