Samsung 500 Odds to Win

Dale Earnhardt Jr. may of won the pole for Sunday's 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Samsung 500 from Texas Motor Speedway but he isn't the favorite to win it according to oddsmakers at online sports book Bodog.

Earnhardt Jr. is listed at 5/1 odds to win for Sunday's race behind Roush-Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards who is the favorite at 4/1. Edwards and his Roush-Fenway teammate Matt Kenseth who is listed at 8/1 odds to win the 2008 Samsung 500 have a very successful record at mile and half tracks that share this type of configuration.

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Being the underdog is just fine though with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his fans dubbed "Junior Nation" by the media who will enjoy an extra $100 return should be manage to beat Edwards Sunday.

In a very unusual move by Bodog Oddsmakers this weekend all 43 drivers who will start Sunday's Samsung 500 are listed with odds to win. Generally only the top 35 drivers or so are given odds to win and the remaining competitors are lumped into what is called the "Field" bet. Not so this week as even Super-Flippin rookie Michael McDowell is listed with odds to win. McDowell who had an incredible crash in qualifying is listed at 200/1 according to Bodog Oddsmakers.

2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Samsung 500 Odds to Win - Sunday April 6, 2008 - Texas Motor Speedway

Carl Edwards +400
Dale Earnhardt Jr. +500
Kyle Busch +700
Matt Kenseth +800
Jeff Gordon +900
Jimmie Johnson +900
Tony Stewart +900
Greg Biffle +1200
Denny Hamlin +1200
Clint Bowyer +1400
Kevin Harvick +1600
Jeff Burton +1600
Kasey Kahne +2200
Martin Truex Jr. +2800
Ryan Newman +2800
Kurt Busch +3000
Casey Mears +5000
Mark Martin +5000
Juan Pablo Montoya +5000
David Reutimann +6500
David Ragan +8000
Scott Riggs +8000
Jamie McMurray +8000
Mike Skinner +10000
Bobby Labonte +10000
Michael Waltrip +10000
Sam Hornish Jr. +10000
Brian Vickers +10000
Robby Gordon +10000
Elliott Sadler +10000
J.J. Yeley +12500
Reed Sorenson +12500
Dave Blaney +12500
Paul Menard +12500
Regan Smith +15000
Patrick Carpentier +15000
Travis Kvapil +15000
John Andretti +20000
David Gilliland +20000
Jeremy Mayfield +20000
Joe Nemechek +20000
Bill Elliott +20000
Michael McDowell +20000

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