NASCAR 2015 Sprint Cup Betting
The Contender Round of this year’s Chase to the 2015 Sprint Cup title continues this Sunday afternoon with the running of the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
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Race: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway
Date: Sun, Oct. 18
Time: 2:15 p.m. (ET)
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NASCAR will wave the green flag for this event at 2:15 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally on NBC.
Joey Logano’s victory last Saturday night at Charlotte fills the first spot in the next round of the Chase.
Kevin Harvick got off to a strong start in this round as my top favorite with a second-place finish and Martin Truex Jr. placed third.
The following is a look at my top favorite, contender and longshot to win this Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas based on betting odds provided by TopBet.
The Favorite (odd of less than 10/1)
Harvick is once again the top favorite to win on Sunday at +450 betting odds, but I am going to try and stretch those odds a bit with Matt Kenseth at +600 as my top valued favorite in this race.
After placing fifth at Chicago in the opening race of this year’s Chase, the No. 20 car posted its fifth point race victory of the year with a win at New Hampshire.
Despite this early success, this team finds itself on the outside looking in to advance to the next round following a costly wreck at Charlotte. Kenseth does have two career victories at Kansas and he finished sixth in the first race here this season.
The Contender (odds from 10/1 to 19/1)
Denny Hamlin was my top contender last week at +1000 and he placed fourth in that race.
He has once again been opened at +1000 betting odds to win this week and I am going with him again. Through the first four races of this year’s Chase, the No. 11 car has won at Chicago, finished second at New Hampshire to go along with last week’s Top 5 run.
Kansas has not been one of Hamlin’s favorite tracks during his Sprint Cup career including a wreck in the first race this season, but he did win the first race here in 2012 so it can be done given his current form.
The Longshot (odds 20/1 or greater)
When Jeff Gordon announced that this was his last full-time season in the Sprint Cup series I pegged the No. 24 car to win a couple of races in his Swan Song; however that has not been the case.
This team has raced pretty well in the Chase and right now it is holding down the seventh spot in the standings which, to me, adds some solid value to Gordon’s +3000 odds to win his first race of the season this Sunday at Kansas.
He has only made his way into the Top 5 in three point races this year, but one of those runs was a fourth-place finish in the first race at this track.
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