NASCAR 2015 Sprint Cup Betting
The Chase for this year’s Sprint Cup title continues this Sunday afternoon at fabled Talladega Superspeedway with the final race of the Contender Round.
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Race: CampingWorld.Com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway
Date: Sun, Oct. 25
Time: 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Broadcast: NBC Sports Network
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The CampingWorld.Com 500 is scheduled to get underway at 2:30 p.m. (ET) and the race will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network.
Joey Logano made it two-for-two in this round of the Chase with last Sunday’s victory at Kansas. My top valued contender for that race, Denny Hamlin finished second at +1000 betting odds and Jimmie Johnson took third.
The following is a look at my top favorite, contender and longshot to win this Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega based on betting odds provided by TopBet.
The Favorite (odd of less than 10/1)
You know that this must be a restrictor plate race if Dale Earnhardt Jr. is favored to win and that is certainly the case this Sunday at +450 betting odds.
It has been a rough ride for the No. 88 car in this year’s Chase and after a second-place finish at Dover moved the team along into this round, it comes into Talladega once again on the brink of elimination; sitting in 11th-place in the current Sprint Cup standings.
Since only the top eight drivers advance, you know that Dale Jr’s motivation to pull-off the season sweep at this track remains high after winning the first race here this year.
The Contender (odds from 10/1 to 19/1)
Another driver fighting for one of those eight spots in the Eliminator Round is Matt Kenseth.
After cruising through the first round of the Chase with a fifth-place finish at Chicago followed by a victory at New Hampshire, the No. 20 car is 12th in the standings following a wreck at Charlotte and a 14th-place finish last week at Kansas.
Only Joey Logano has as many point-race wins this season as Kenseth (five) so there is no question there is value in his +1000 odds to win this race.
I also like the fact that he finished a close second in this event last year.
The Longshot (odds 20/1 or greater)
I decided to throw caution to the wind with this week’s longshot pick by going with Ryan Newman at +4000 betting odds.
He is another Chase driver that needs a good run this week after two straight finishes outside the Top 10 in this round. The No.31 car remains on the bubble in eighth place in the standings.
Newman found a way to make it all the way to the championship race in last year’s Chase and a win on Sunday would keep this year’s title hopes alive.
The main value in such long odds is his fifth-place finish in this race last season.
He also posted a seventh-place finish in the first race here this year.
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