2012 NASCAR Odds – GEICO 400 – Jimmie Johnson Favored

2012 NASCAR Odds – GEICO 400 – Jimmie Johnson Favored

2012 NASCAR Odds – GEICO 400 – Jimmie Johnson Favored    
By Drew Sharper 

JOLIET, IL (TheSpread) – The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series begins its Chase for the Championship on Sunday with the running of the GEICO 400.

According to oddsmakers, Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win this race as he has 7/1 odds to win. Other short odds to win are Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle, as each has 8/1 odds.

Johnson is tied for second in the points, 3 points behind Hamlin for first. He has three wins and 12 top 5’s this year. Johnson has never won at Chicagoland. His average finish at the track is 10.0, while his driver rating is 112.2, which is best of any driver in the series.

Hamlin is leading the point standings. He has a series-best four wins on the year to go with 11 top 5’s. At Chicagoland, Hamlin has no wins with one top 5. His average finish at the track is 19.2, while his driver rating there is just 81.8.

Stewart is tied for second in the standings. He has three wins and 10 top 5’s this season. Stewart has three wins at this track with an average finish of 8.7. His driver rating at Chicagoland is 111.0, which ranks second in the series.

Kenseth is tied for seventh in the standings, 9 points out of first. Kenseth has one win and 10 top 5’s this season. Kenseth has not won at Chicagoland. His average finish at this track is 12.3, while his driver rating is 104.1, which ranks third in the series.

Biffle is tied for fifth in the standings, 6 points out of first. Biffle has two wins and 10 top 5’s this year. Biffle has never won at this track. His average finish is just 18.8 and his driver rating at Chicagoland is just 88.5.

The GEICO 400 will take place Sunday, September 16 from Chicagoland Speedway at 2:16PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the GEICO 400

Jimmie Johnson 7/1
Tony Stewart 8/1
Matt Kenseth 8/1
Greg Biffle 8/1
Denny Hamlin 8/1
Kyle Busch 10/1
Kasey Kahne 12/1
Carl Edwards 12/1
Brad Keselowski 12/1
Kevin Harvick 12/1
Jeff Gordon 12/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1
Mark Martin 20/1
Martin Truex Jr 20/1
Clint Bowyer 20/1
Ryan Newman 40/1
Marcos Ambrose 50/1
Joey Logano 50/1
Kurt Busch 100/1
Juan Pablo Montoya 100/1
Jeff Burton 100/1
Paul Menard 100/1
Aric Almirola 100/1
Sam Hornish Jr 100/1
Jamie McMurray 100/1
Bobby Labonte 300/1
Danica Patrick 300/1
Regan Smith 300/1
Trevor Bayne 300/1
Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

2012 GEICO 400 Information

Race Date:
Sunday, September 16

Location: Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL

Pre-Race: 1:30PM ET

Green Flag: 2:16PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Speedway (267 laps)

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