Kobalt Tools 500 Odds

The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season makes its way to Atlanta Motor Speedway this Sunday for the running of the Kobalt Tools 500.

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Coming off a pair of wins in the last two weeks, Jimmie Johnson is favored to win this week’s race as well.

Johnson is a 9/2 favorite to win the race according to odds makers at the online sports book Sportsbook.com. Other short odds to win are Mark Martin (8/1), Jeff Gordon (8/1), and Kyle Busch (10/1).

Johnson won this event in 2007 and he holds three career victories on this track to go along with nine top 5’s and 11 top 10’s. His average finish on this track is 10.7 and his driver rating is 110.1, which ranks first among active drivers. Despite his two wins, Johnson is fifth in the standings, 63 points behind leader Kevin Harvick.

Martin has won twice on this track but not won this specific event. He does hold 14 top 5’s and 23 top 10’s in Atlanta in his career. His average finish is 13.7 and his driver rating is 95.4, which ranks sixth in the series. Martin currently sits third in the standings and has not finished worse than 12th in any of the three races this year.

Gordon is a two-time winner of this event and a four-time winner on this track. He also holds 14 top 5’s and 23 top 10’s in his career in Atlanta. His average finish is 12.3 while his driver rating is 102.2, which ranks third in the series. Gordon sits 13th in the standings with two finishes outside the top 15 this year.

Kyle Busch won this event in 2008 and is his lone victory on the track. He holds two top 5’s and two top 10’s in Atlanta. His average finish is 17.7 while his driver rating is 90.3, which ranks 10th in the series at this track. Busch is 12th in the standings right now as he has finished 14th or 15th in all three races this season.

The Kobalt Tools 500 will take place Sunday, March 7 from Atlanta Motor Speedway at Noon ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Kobalt Tools 500 – 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway – March 7, 2010

Jimmie Johnson 9/2    

Mark Martin 8/1    

Jeff Gordon 8/1    

Kyle Busch 10/1    

Jeff Burton 12/1    

Kevin Harvick 12/1    

Clint Bowyer 12/1    

Kurt Busch 12/1    

Greg Biffle 15/1    

Carl Edwards 15/1    

Tony Stewart 15/1    

Juan Pablo Montoya 15/1    

Denny Hamlin 15/1    

Matt Kenseth 18/1    

Kasey Kahne 18/1    

Brian Vickers 30/1    

Dale Earnhardt Jr 30/1    

Joey Logano 30/1    

Ryan Newman 40/1    

David Reutimann 60/1    

Martin Truex Jr 60/1    

Jamie McMurray 75/1    

AJ Allmendinger 100/1    

Elliott Sadler 100/1    

Paul Menard 100/1    

Bobby Labonte 100/1    

Regan Smith 100/1    

Scott Speed 100/1    

Travis Kvapil 100/1      

Marcos Ambrose 100/1    

Brad Keselowski 100/1    

David Ragan 100/1     

Sam Hornish Jr 100/1 

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

2010 Kobalt Tools 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, March 7

Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton Geo.

Pre-Race: 12:00PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:16PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (325 laps)

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Posted: 3/2/10 10:41AM ET

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