Bojangles' Southern 500 Odds

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DARLINGTON, SC (TheSpread) – The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races under the lights this week with the running of the Bojangles’ Southern 500 from Darlington Raceway.

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According to oddsmakers, Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win this race, with 6/1 odds. Five other drivers come in with 8/1 oddds to win the race.

Johnson is eighth in the point standings, 54 points out of first place. He has four top 5’s and seven top 10’s this year, but is winless for the season. Johnson has two wins at Darlington with an average finish of 100.6. His driver rating at this track is 100.6, which ranks fourth in the series.

Of the drivers with 8/1 odds, Jeff Gordon has the best stats at Darlington. He has seven wins in his career here with an average finish of 11.1. His driver rating at Darlington is best in the series, at 116.2. Gordon is struggling this year, as he sits 23rd in the points standing, 146 points out of first. He has just one top 5 on the year.

Another driver with strong numbers at Darlington is points leader Greg Biffle. He has two wins with an average finish of 14.2. His driver rating is 109.7, which ranks second in the series. This season, Biffle has a 7 point lead in the standings as he has one win and six top 5’s for the year. Biffle has 8/1 odds to win this week as well.

The Bojangles’ Southern 500 will take place Saturday, May 12 from Darlington Raceway at 7:15PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Bojangles’ Southern 500 – 2012 Bojangles’ Southern 500 – Darlington Raceway – Saturday, May 12, 2012

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Tony Stewart 8/1

Kyle Busch 8/1

Jeff Gordon 8/1

Carl Edwards 8/1

Greg Biffle 8/1

Denny Hamlin 10/1

Kevin Harvick 10/1

Matt Kenseth 12/1

Brad Keselowski 12/1

Kasey Kahne 12/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 15/1

Martin Truex Jr 25/1

Mark Martin 30/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Clint Bowyer 30/1

Kurt Busch 60/1

Jamie McMurray 60/1

Marcos Ambrose 60/1

AJ Allmendinger 60/1

Juan Montoya 75/1

Jeff Burton 75/1

Joey Logano 75/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Aric Almirola 200/1

Regan Smith 200/1

Bobby Labonte 300/1

Danica Patrick 300/1

David Ragan 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

2012 Bojangles’ Southern 500 Information

Race Date: Saturday, May 12

Location: Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC

Pre-Race: 6:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:15PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (367 laps)

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