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Subway Fresh Fit 500 Gambling Picks/Preview

2009 Subway FreshFit 500 Betting Preview + Picks + Odds

Race: Subway Fresh Fit 500 – Phoenix International Raceway
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009
Time: 8:46 PM EST (scheduled Green Flag)
TV: 8:00 PM EST on FOX

Preview:  There are a lot of unknowns going into this weekend’s race, the first Saturday night race in the 2009 Sprint Cup season.The lack of testing is affecting some teams adversely.  Phoenix is a uniquely shaped one-mile oval with two very different ends.  Drivers often give up speed at one end to achieve it in the other and it’s difficult to find a set-up that lets the car handle well at both ends of the track.  The race will start in daylight and end in darkness, but the early going will have drivers heading down the frontstretch looking directly into the bright Arizona sun.

Safe Bets:

1. Jimmie Johnson (+330):  Johnson is the odds-on favorite here and why not?  He’s won the last three Sprint Cup races at PIR and Hendrick has won the last four, with teammate Jeff Gordon in VL just before Johnson.  Jimmie’s stats are amazing – a series-leading average finish of 5.5 in 11 starts, with three wins and nine top-10 finishes.  His worst-ever finish in Phoenix was 15th back in 2005.

2. Jeff Gordon (+540):  Fresh off his Texas win, Gordon’s No. 24 team is clearly in the groove, leading the Sprint Cup series points and posting top-5s in five of the last six races.  Gordon won this race in 2007 and finished 13th here last year.

Dark Horse:

1. Jeff Burton (+2400):  This is typically a GM track and over the course of the last five Phoenix races (both spring and fall) Burton ranks fourth in total points accumulated.  He knows how to get around PIR, having won here twice, and is riding a wave of three straight top 10s on the desert oval.

Summary:  Keep an eye out for a possible 2009 breakthrough winner in Phoenix, possibly one of the Stewart-Haas or RCR teams. 

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Becca Gladden is a freelance writer and race handicapper specializing in NASCAR.


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