NASCAR Sprint Unlimited Odds: Dale Earnhardt Jr. early favorite

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The lineup for NASCAR’s Sprint Unlimited, the season-opening exhibition race and a semi-preview of the sports Super Bowl, the Daytona 500, almost always features the stars from the league. The 2016 version appears to be no exception. Once NASCAR announced the eligible drivers for Sprint Unlimited the sportsbooks oddsmakers offered up early futures on the outright winner and head-to-head matchups. All of the star drivers are in the field, including the likes of Jimmy Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick and Tony Stewart. Patrick and Stewart both struggled in the 2015 NASCAR campaign but due to criteria that allows the sport to, despite a poor showing in the previous season, to fit the eligibility criteria and not be left out.

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Sprint Cup Championship and Daytona 500 Odds

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Sprint Cup Championship and Daytona 500 Odds from SuperBook in Las Vegas. “Good Teams Win, Great Teams Cover” Experience high-action enertainment at the best Race & Sports Book in Las Vegas. The “Best of Las Vegas” Race & Sports SuperBook® is the largest in the world with more than 30,000 square feet of heart-racing action, over 350 seats, 28 giant screens highlighted with a massive 15′ x 20′ screen for a grand total of more than 60 viewing monitors. In addition to wagering on racing and sporting events, fans can follow all the live action from arenas around the world.

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2016 Sprint Cup Championship Odds

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2016 Sprint Cup Championship Odds from Superbook

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NASCAR Picks: AAA 400 from Dover International Speedway

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The Chase for the NASCAR Spring Cup heats up this weekend as four of the original sixteen Chase drivers will be eliminated from the Chase. Two of the circuit’s hottest drivers this season are on the hot seat as both Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch are facing possible elimination at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.

WHAT:           AAA 400 (400 laps, 400 miles)

WHERE:         Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE

TIME: Sunday October 4, 2015 2:30PM EST  

They call Dover International Speedway the Monster Mile and it is considered the fastest one mile oval on the NASCAR circuit.Qualifying was rained out so they will line up based upon points with the Chase drivers securing the first sixteen spots which will put last week’s winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth on the pole.

Four Chase drivers will be eliminated following completion of Sunday’s race. Kenseth and Denny Hamlin have secured a spot in the Contender round of 12 with wins in the first two races of the Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff format, but the other fourteen drivers will be racing to remain in the Chase as four drivers will be eliminated following the Sunday race.

We will try to narrow down the contenders and pretenders to provide you with some NASCAR picks for Dover if you are looking to play this race.

Contenders

Matt Kenseth(7-1 Stations) – Kenseth is coming off a win last Sunday at New Hampshire and has 2 wins, 15 Top 5 (45%) and 21 Top 10 finishes in 33 races (64%) at Dover International Speedway. Since making the switch to Joe Gibbs racing before the 2013 season, Kenseth has finished 40th (engine), 7th, 3rd, 5th and the 39th here following problems with his suspension during the spring 2015 event. Although his spot in the Chase is secure, expect to see Kenseth to put up another strong performance at a track that he has shown consistency when equipped with a good car.

Kyle Busch (6-1 Stations) – Kyle Busch missed the early months of the season with a leg injury sustained opening weekend at Daytona, but roared back and secured his spot in the Chase with multiple wins. Sunday he will be racing to keep that spot he earned as he currently sits at 13th in the Chase standings which is 43 points back from the leader, but only one point out of 12th and a spot in the Contender round. Kyle Busch has failed to finish either of his most recent spring races at Delaware, but he has consistently finished in the top half of the field in the fall race with a 10th, 5th, 7th, 6th, and 6th going back to 2010. His aggressiveness will have him battling for a win, but that same aggressiveness has been known to be his downfall.

Jimmie Johnson (3-1 Stations) – Johnson has one of the most impressive historical records at this track. In 27 races he has 10 wins (37%) and 15 Top 5 finishes (55%). While Johnson is only 16 points back in the Chase standings, a win will secure him a spot in the next round and with history on his side, you can expect to see Johnson racing near the front on Sunday. Over those 27 races his average finish at Dover is an impressive 7.9.

Kevin Harvick (5-1 Stations) – Harvick has consistently been the most dominant driver on the circuit since the 2014 Chase started, but a gamble last week at New Hampshire resulted in a 21st place finish after he ran out of gas and it puts him 15th out of 16 in the Chase standings. It will take a strong performance on Sunday to find his way into the final 12 contenders in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship at a track that he has never won a Cup race. In 29 career attempts Harvick has only finished in the Top 5 four times at this track, but with the Championship on the line, expect Harvick to race hard but smart on Sunday.

Pretenders

Casey Mears (200-1 Stations) – The Germain racing driver has 25 starts at Dover with three top-10 finishes the most recent was 2009). Mears has only completed the full 400 laps at this track twice since 2009.

J.J. Yelley (100-1 Field) – In 17 career starts at BMS, Yelley’s best finish is 24th. Needless to say this is not his favorite track and he will be starting 42nd on Sunday.

Longshot

Kyle Larson (25-1 Stations) – Larson does not have extensive experience at DIS, only three career starts, he has two Top 10 finishes and each one is a step up as he has finished 11th, 6th and most recently 3rd in the Spring race.

With playoff spots up for grabs you can expect some aggressive racing on Sunday at Dover International Speedway in the AAA 400.

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