Samsung 500 Odds

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch the favorites to win this week’s 2009 Samsung 500 from Texas Motor Speedway.

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Both drivers are currently 5/1 Samsung 500 odds-to-win-favorites according to Sportsbook.com oddsmakers.

Carl Edwards has won two of the last three Texas races and has three wins overall in eight career Sprint Cup starts. Edwards’ average finish is 13.9.

Kyle Busch has never won at Texas and has three top 5’s, four top 10’s and an average finish of 16.2 in eight career starts at Texas Motor Speedway. Despite lackluster stats, Busch is arguably the hottest driver in NASCAR right now and is certainly a threat to with this race.

Sprint Cup Series points leader Jeff Gordon and Kurt Busch are currently listed at 7/1 odds to win the Samsung 500.

Texas Motor Speedway is currently the only track on the Sprint Cup circuit where Jeff Gordon has never won a race. In 16 career races at Texas, Gordon has six top 5’s, eight top 10’s and an average finish of 16.1. Gordon is also one of only a handful of drivers to have competed in all the Sprint Cup races at Texas Motor Speedway.

Rounding out the top 5 favorites to win the 2009 Samsung 500 is defending Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson. Johnson, who is currently fourth in 2009 Sprint Cup Series points has one win (2007), five top 5’s, eight top 10’s and an average finish of 9.1 in 11 career starts at Texas.

ODDS TO WIN SAMSUNG 500 – 2009 SAMSUNG 500 ODDS:

Carl Edwards +500

Kyle Busch +500

Jeff Gordon +700

Kurt Busch +700

Jimmie Johnson +700

Matt Kenseth +1200

Greg Biffle +1200

Denny Hamlin +1500

Kevin Harvick +2000

Mark Martin +2000

Dale Earnhardt Jr. +2000

Clint Bowyer +2000

Tony Stewart +2000

Jeff Burton +2500

Brian Vickers +2500

Kasey Kahne +3000

Jamie McMurray +3500

David Ragan +3500

David Reutimann +4000

Ryan Newman +6000

Martin Truex Jr. +7500

Juan Pablo Montoya +7500

Casey Mears +10000

Sam Hornish Jr. +10000

Scott Speed +10000

Reed Sorenson +10000

Joey Logano +10000

Paul Menard +10000

David Stremme +10000

A.J. Allmendinger +10000

Elliott Sadler +10000

Michael Waltrip +10000

Bobby Labonte +10000

Field (Any Other Driver) +5000

2009 NASCAR Samsung 500 Race Information

Race Date: Sunday April 3, 2009

Location: Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, Texas

Pre-Race:  1:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 2:15PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX & FOX HD

Radio Coverage: MRN (Motor Racing Network)

Race Distance: 500 miles/334 laps

Track Type: 1.5 Mile Quad Oval

Capacity: 160,000

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Posted: 4/2/09 11:46AM

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