Gamblers…ready for NASCAR Auto Club 400 Odds betting? The early West Coast swing for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series comes to an end this Sunday with the running of the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. All the action is set to start at 3:30 p.m. (ET) and the race will be broadcast nationally on FOX.
Sprint Cup – NASCAR Auto Club 400 Odds
Race: Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway
Date: Sunday, March 20
Time: 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Kevin Harvick was a +300 favorite for last Sunday’s race in Phoenix and he proved to be easy money with his first point-race win of the year. Carl Edwards posted a second-place finish in that race with Denny Hamlin rounding-out the Top 3.
The following is a look at my top favorite, contender and longshot to win this Sunday’s race based on betting odds provided by Bovada.
NASCAR Auto Club 400 Odds – The Favorite (odd of less than 10/1)
Jimmie Johnson is this week’s favorite to win, but I am stretching the odds a bit with second choice Kyle Busch at +500 betting odds as my top-valued favorite.
The defending 2015 Sprint Cup Champion has come-up just short in his first four point races this year with a pair of third-place finishes at Daytona and Atlanta followed by fourth-place runs at Las Vegas and Phoenix.
Last Sunday, the No. 18 car started from the pole and led 75 laps before fading to fourth. The main reason I like his chances to win this Sunday is a very strong track record at Fontana since 2011.
Busch missed last year’s Auto Club 400 due to injury, but in his previous four Sprint Cup races here he placed third in 2011 and second in 2012 before taking back-to-back checkered flags in the next two races.
NASCAR Auto Club 400 Odds – The Contender (odds from 10/1 to 19/1)
Moving to the contender category for Sunday’s race, another driver with quite a bit of value is Brad Keselowski at +1200 betting odds.
He started this West Coast swing with a victory at Las Vegas and the only reason his odds are so long as been a lack of consistency in the No. 2 race team through the first four events this year.
Last Sunday in Phoenix, the best it could do was 29th after starting 19th. Keselowski is another driver that adds value to his odds as the defending champion of the 2015 Auto Club 400 in his only trip to Victory Lane last year.
NASCAR Auto Club 400 Odds – The Longshot (odds 20/1 or greater)
Last week I went with Austin Dillon as my top longshot at +2000 and he turned-in a respectable ninth-place finish at Phoenix.
This week my infatuation with NASCAR’s young guns in the Sprint Cup series continues with a small play on Kyle Larson at +2500 odds to be the first of this up-and-coming group of drivers to break through with a win.
Behind the wheel of the No. 42 car in his third full season racing at this level, Larson first caught my eye with a seventh-place finish at Daytona.
He could only manage a 26th– place finish in last season’s Auto Club 400, but as a Sprint Cup rookie in 2014 he placed second at Fontana.
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