Pennsylvania 500 Odds

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to action on Sunday, Aug. 2 with the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Penn.

Defending Sprint Cup champion and winner of last week’s Allstate 400, Jimmie Johnson, is the pre-race favorite to win.

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Johnson has opened as a 5/1 favorite to win this year’s race at Pocono according to oddsmakers at the online sportsbook SPORTSBETTING. Other short odds to win are Mark Martin (6/1), Tony Stewart (6/1), Denny Hamlin (7/1), and Jeff Gordon (8/1).

Johnson is a 2004 winner of the Pennsylvania 500 and is coming off his narrow win at the Brickyard last week over Martin. The win pushed Johnson to second in the Sprint Cup standings, 192 points behind leader Tony Stewart. Johnson has finished in the top 10 in his last five races and in seven-of-his-last-eight. Johnson took third at the 2008 Pennsylvania 500.

Martin took runner-up at the Brickyard and was the winner in the 400 just two weeks ago. Four wins and two second-place finishes have Martin as a hit-or-miss driver, but Martin has finished in the top 10 of the event the last two years.

Stewart has been consistent all season which has allowed him to create a sizeable lead in the cup standings. Stewart has only finished outside of the top seven once in his last 11 races, which includes three victories. Stewart finished second last year at this event and sixth in 2007.

Denny Hamlin is a 2006 winner of the Pennsylvania 500 and he followed up that showing by taking third in 2007. Hamlin is without a win this year but has six top 5’s and eight top 10’s.

Gordon won the Pennsylvania 500 in 1998 and has top 10 finishes in each of the last two events at Pocono. This year Gordon is third in the cup standings and has finished in the top 10 in six-of-the-last-seven races.

The Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 will take place Sunday, Aug. 2 from Pocono Raceway at 2 p.m. ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 – 2009 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 – Pocono Raceway – July 27, 2009

Jimmie Johnson  5 - 1    

Mark Martin  6 - 1    

Tony Stewart  6 - 1    

Denny Hamlin  7 - 1    

Jeff Gordon  8 - 1    

Kyle Busch  10 - 1    

Carl Edwards  10 - 1    

Kurt Busch  12 - 1    

Greg Biffle  12 - 1    

Kasey Kahne  15 - 1    

Brian Vickers  20 - 1    

Ryan Newman  25 - 1    

Juan Pablo Montoya  25 - 1    

Dale Earnhardt Jr  30 - 1    

Clint Bowyer  30 - 1    

Matt Kenseth  30 - 1    

Kevin Harvick  50 - 1        

David Reutimann  60 - 1    

Joey Logano  60 - 1    

Jeff Burton  100 - 1    

AJ Allmendinger  100 - 1    

Elliott Sadler  100 - 1    

David Ragan  100 - 1    

Michael Waltrip  100 - 1    

Scott Speed  100 - 1    

Bobby Labonte  100 - 1    

Sam Hornish Jr  100 - 1    

Paul Menard  100 - 1    

Reed Sorrenson  100 - 1    

Martin Truex Jr  100 - 1    

David Stremme  100 - 1    

Jamie McMurray  100 - 1    

Casey Mears  100 - 1   

Field (Any Other Driver)  50 – 1

2009 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, Aug. 2

Location: Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Penn.

Pre-Race: 1:00 PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 2:18 p.m.

TV Coverage: ESPN

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (200 laps)

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Posted: 7/27/09 10:20PM ET

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