Odds to Win the NASCAR Bank of America 500 - Johnson 3/1 Favorite Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Friday, 10 October 2008 21:17
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It should be no surprise to NASCAR bettors that Jimmie Johnson will be the favorite to win this weekend’s Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

Johnson, the two time defending Sprint Cup Series Champion and current points leader opened betting as a 4/1 odds to win favorite to win the 2008 Bank of America 500 this Saturday according to oddsmakers at SBG Global and Sportsbook.com.

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After Thursday night’s pole qualifying session was rained out, Johnson was quickly downgraded to a 3/1 odds to win favorite. Johnson will start from the Pole Position Saturday night under the lights.

Johnson is tough to beat at the track that carries the name of his primary sponsor. In 14 career races at Lowes’s, Johnson has five wins, eight top 5’s, 11 top 10’s and an average finish of 9.1.

Right behind Johnson in odds and the points is Carl Edwards. Edwards is a 4.5/1 favorite to win the 2008 Bank of America 500. In seven career starts at Lowe’s Edwards has three top 5’s, six top 10’s and an average finish of 7.6. Edwards was involved in a physical altercation Thursday with Kevin Harvick (20/1) in the Nationwide Series Garage area, which stemmed from Edwards crash last weekend at Talladega.

Rounding out the top 5 Bank of America 500 odds to win favorites are Greg Biffle at 5/1 – In 11 races at Lowe’s Biffle has two top 5’s, four top 10’s and an average finish of 19.3. Kyle Busch at 7/1 - in nine starts Busch has two top 5’s, three top 10’s and an average finish of 23.3 and lastly Tony Stewart at 8/1. Stewart has 19 races under his belt at Lowe’s Motor Speedway and has recorded one win, six top 5’s, 11 top 10’s and an average finish of 13.2.

The winner of last years race, Jeff Gordon is currently listed at 10/1 odds to win. Gordon has won at Lowe’s four times in his Sprint Cup career.

Odds to Win the Bank of America 500 – 2008 Bank of America 500 Odds

Jimmie Johnson +300
Carl Edwards +450
Greg Biffle +500
Kyle Busch +700
Tony Stewart +800
Dale Earnhardt Jr. +1000
Matt Kenseth +1000
Jeff Gordon +1000
Jeff Burton +1500
Kasey Kahne +2000
Kevin Harvick +2000
Denny Hamlin +2500
Mark Martin +3000
Brian Vickers +3000
David Ragan +3000
Clint Bowyer +3000
Martin Truex Jr. +4000
Elliott Sadler +5000
Kurt Busch +6000
Ryan Newman +7500
Juan Pablo Montoya +7500
Jamie McMurray +7500
Robby Gordon +10000
Regan Smith +10000
Reed Sorenson +10000
Bobby Labonte +10000
Paul Menard +10000
Sam Hornish Jr. +10000
Bill Elliott +10000
Tony Raines +10000
Scott Riggs +10000
A.J. Allmendinger +10000
David Reutimann +10000
Ken Schrader +10000
Joe Nemechek +10000
David Gilliland +10000
Dave Blaney +10000
Michael Waltrip +10000
Casey Mears +10000
Chad McCumbee +10000
Travis Kvapil +10000
Mike Skinner +15000

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2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Bank of America Race Information

Race Date: Saturday October 11, 2008

Location: Lowe’s Motor Speedway – Charlotte, North Carolina

Pre-Race: 7PM Eastern

Green Flag: Approx. 8:15PM eastern

TV Coverage: ABC & ABC HD

Radio Coverage: MRN (Motor Racing Network)

Race Distance: 500 miles/334 laps

Track Type: 1.5 mile quad-oval 24 degree banking

Defending Race Winner: Jeff Gordon

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