2010 NASCAR Odds: Heath Calhoun 400 – Jimmie Johnson Favored Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Monday, 26 April 2010 16:06
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Heath Calhoun 400 Odds

The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup series drives under the lights this week for the running of the Heath Calhoun 400 on Saturday night.

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As usual with the Sprint Cup events, Jimmie Johnson is favored to win the race this week.

Johnson is a 5/1 favorite to win the race according to odds makers at the online sports book BroburySports.com. Other short odds to win are Denny Hamlin (6/1), Mark Martin (8/1), Jeff Gordon (8/1), and Kyle Busch (8/1).

Johnson won this event in 2007, but finished 30th or worse over the last two years. Johnson leads the series by 26 points over Kevin Harvick. He is coming off a 31st place finish last weekend, his first time out of the top 10 in five races. Johnson has three wins all time at Richmond and has an average finish of 18.3 and a driver rating of 85.7.

Hamlin has finished in the top five in this event in two of the last four years. He is currently ninth in the standings, 185 points behind Johnson. He has won two of the last four races on the year. Hamlin has one career win at Richmond with an average finish of 8.5 and a series-best driver rating of 121.

Martin won this event in 1990 and has finished in the top five the last two years. Martin is sixth in the standings, 169 points behind Johnson. Martin has finished in the top six in the last three races. Martin has just one career win at Richmond and has an average finish of 11.8 and a driver rating of 96.1, which ranks sixth in the series.

Gordon won this event in 1996 and has finished in the top 10 the last three years. Gordon currently sits 10th in the standings, 193 points behind his teammate, Johnson. Gordon has finished outside the top 20 in his last two races because of crashes. Gordon has two career victories at Richmond with an average finish of 14.5 and a driver rating of 96.0, which ranks seventh in the series.

Kyle Busch won this event last year and finished second in 2008 and 2007. Busch is fifth in the standings, 160 points behind Johnson. Busch has finished in the top 10 in his last three races. At Richmond, Busch has the one win in his career and an average finish of 6th. His driver rating at the track is 111.5, third best in the series.

The Heath Calhoun 400 will take place Saturday, May 1 from Richmond International Speedway at 6:30PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Heath Calhoun 400 – 2010 Heath Calhoun 400 – Richmond International Speedway – May 1, 2010

Jimmie Johnson 5/1

Denny Hamlin 6/1

Mark Martin 8/1

Jeff Gordon 8/1

Kyle Busch 8/1

Kurt Busch 12/1

Tony Stewart 12/1

Kevin Harvick 12/1

Clint Bowyer 15/1

Jeff Burton 15/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 18/1

Greg Biffle 20/1

Carl Edwards 20/1

Matt Kenseth 20/1

Kasey Kahne 25/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 25/1

Jamie McMurray 40/1

Joey Logano 40/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Martin Truex Jr 50/1

David Reutimann 60/1

Brian Vickers 60/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Elliott Sadler 100/1

AJ Allmendinger 100/1

Sam Hornish Jr 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Brad Keselowski 100/1

David Ragan 100/1

Travis Kvapil 100/1

Bobby Labonte 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Scott Speed 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

2010 Heath Calhoun 400 Information

Race Date: Saturday, May 1

Location: Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia

Pre-Race: 6:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:44PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (400 laps)

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Posted: 4/26/10 9:06PM ET



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