NASCAR at Darlington: Odds, key stats, bets to consider for Southern 500Cat:未分類

The rich southern history of NASCAR is going to be renewed this weekend with throwback paint schemes, particular memorabilia and nostalgia as the circuit heads to historic Darlington Raceway for its famous Southern 500, unofficially among NASCAR’s four big races. Sunday night’s race marks the second-to-last race of the regular season prior to the 16-driver playoffs start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (-79 points from cutoff), Ryan Newman (-91), Daniel Suarez (-93) and Paul Menard (-99) are motorists currently with a slender chance to make the playoffs without a win while the rest of the area requires a success at Darlington or Indianapolis to punch their ticket into the playoffs. MORE: Updated NASCAR title chances With”The Lady in Black” prepared to paint a Darlington stripe on anybody who gets too close to her wall, drivers will need to be at their best since the trail changes when the sexy South Carolina sun begins to set at the 1.366-mile asphalt track. Among the most unique tracks in NASCAR features 25 levels of banking in Turns 1 and 2, and 23 degrees in Turns 3 and 4 since the track narrows by 17 ft since the vehicle rounds the egg-shaped oval. There is no other track like Darlington making it tough to handicap however, the track is quite abrasive like similar paths in length in Atlanta and Chicagoland. Sunday’s race-favorite Kevin Harvick will soon be using his winning Atlanta chassis that led 181 of 325 laps in February while Kyle Busch seeks another 50+ lap-leading win at Darlington like he did at Chicago this summer. The last member of the”Big 3,” Martin Truex Jr. is the 2016 Darlington winner who has a series of three top-10 finishes in the track. Entering Sunday’s race with the fourth-shortest odds is a driver who has mastered Darlington and needs a good showing to secure a place in the playoffs: Denny Hamlin. The No. 11 Toyota motorist is a two-time Darlington winner and defending race champion. Hamlin boasts the very best driver rating (110.3 — well over the upcoming statistical finest of Kyle Busch at 105.1), the very best average running place (7.8) and tops the list of fastest laps operate (272) in this race. Hamlin also has 10 top-10 endings in 12 career starts including seven. Odds to win Southern 500 Kevin Harvick 5/2 Kyle Busch 7/2 Martin Truex Jr 7/2 Denny Hamlin 6/1 Kyle Larson 6/1 Erik Jones 18/1 Ryan Blaney 18/1 Brad Keselowski 18/1 Kurt Busch 18/1 Clint Bowyer 18/1 Chase Elliott 25/1 Joey Logano 25/1 Aric Almirola 50/1 Jimmie Johnson 100/1 Ryan Newman 100/1 Daniel Suarez 100/1 Alex Bowman 100/1 Austin Dillon 200/1 Jamie McMurray 200/1 Paul Menard 200/1 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 300/1 Matt Kenseth 300/1 William Byron 300/1 Kasey Kahne 1000/1 Chris Buescher 1000/1 Darrell Wallace Jr 1000/1 AJ Allmendinger 1000/1 Ty Dillon 5000/1 Michael McDowell 5000/1 Field (All Others) 1000/1 Notable Southern 500 gambling matchups Kyle Busch -110 Martin Truex Jr. -110 Denny Hamlin -110 Kyle Larson -110 Kevin Harvick -145 Martin Truex Jr. +125 Erik Jones -110 Brad Keselowski -110 Brad Keselowski -110 Clint Bowyer -110 Kyle Busch -115 Denny Hamlin +135 Chase Elliott -110 Joey Logano -110 Read more: