Betting ON Tums Fast Relief 500 Gambling Odds
The Chase for this season’s Sprint Cup title is down to its final four races starting with this week’s running of the Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Tums Fast Relief 500
Race: Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway
Date: Sunday, Oct.28, 2012
Time: 1 p.m. (ET)
Sunday afternoon’s main event is scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally ESPN.
Matt Kenseth kept his slim title chances alive with a victory last Sunday at Kansas with Martin Truex Jr. taking second and Paul Menard finishing 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)
Denny Hamlin has put himself in striking distance for this season’s title with a win at New Hampshire and a second-place finish at Charlotte. The No.11 car is currently third in the standings and just 20 points out of the lead. The primary reason that Hamlin has been opened at +350 to win this week’s race is his dominating performance at this track. If you go all the way back to 2006, in 12 races at Martinsville he has posted four victories, five top-five finishes and two top 10’s.
The Contender (odds of 10/1 to 19/1)
Clint Bowyer is currently in fourth-place in the standings and 25 points out of the lead. He knows needs a strong finish this Sunday to keep his title hopes alive, but a win would go a long way towards making him a top contender. The No.15 car took the checkered flag at Charlotte two weeks ago and finished sixth last week in Kansas. Given Bowyer’s current form, there is some solid value in his +1400 odds to win on Sunday. While he has just one top-five finish at this track in 13 career races, he has been able to work himself into the top 10 in three of his last four races here.
The Longshot (odds of 20/1 or higher)
It is hard to understand why Matt Kenseth has drawn such long odds to win this race at +3300, but anyone could justify a small play on the No.17 car on current form alone. It won a thriller at Talladega a couple of weeks ago and took the checkered flag last Sunday. Martinsville has not been one of Kenseth’s favorite tracks over the years as short-track racing is not one of his strengths, but he did finish sixth in the first race at this track in 2011 and fourth in the first race here this season.