NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Odds: Johnson Favored As Chase Begins

NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Odds: Johnson Favored As Chase Begins

NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Odds: Johnson Favored As Chase Begins
By Drew Sharper

(TheSpread) – The NASCAR Sprint cup Series is now set to begin the 10-race Chase for the Championship. Here is an updated look at the odds to win this title.

According to oddsmakers, Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to claim another title. He has been given 9/4 odds to win. Other short odds to win are Denny Hamlin (5/1) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (8/1).

Prior to last season, Johnson had won the last five Sprint Cup titles. He finished sixth last year, 99 points outside of first place. Johnson enters the Chase in a tie for second place, 3 points behind Hamlin for the lead. Johnson had three wins this year with 12 top 5’s and 17 top 10’s.

Hamlin enters the Chase in the points lead due to his series-best four wins. Hamlin also had 11 top 5’s and 13 top 10’s this season. Hamlin is seeking his first Sprint Cup Championship.

Dale Jr. will begin the Chase in a tie for seventh place, 9 points out of first. Earnhardt had one win this year to go along with 10 top 5’s and 17 top 10’s. He is also seeking his first Sprint Cup Championship.

For complete odds to win the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, see below.

Odds to win the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship

Jimmie Johnson 9/4
Denny Hamlin 5/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8/1
Brad Keselowski 9/1
Jeff Gordon 9/1
Kasey Kahne 10/1
Tony Stewart 10/1
Greg Biffle 12/1
Matt Kenseth 12/1
Clint Bowyer 18/1
Kevin Harvick 18/1
Martin Truex Jr.18/1

Standings Entering The Chase

1. Denny Hamlin -
2. Tony Stewart -3
2. Brad Keselowski -3
2. Jimmie Johnson -3
5. Greg Biffle -6
5. Clint Bowyer -6
7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -9
9. Kasey Kahne -12
9. Kevin Harvick -12
9. Martin Truex Jr. -12
9. Jeff Gordon -12

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