Tums QuikPak 500 Odds

For the second time in as many weeks, defending Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson finds himself as the oddsmakers favorite this weekend.

Oddsmakers from online sports books SBG Global and Sportsbook.com have opened betting on this weekend’s TUMS QuikPak 500 with Johnson heading the class.

Johnson, who is listed at 4/1 odds to win the 2008 TUMS QuikPak 500, has 4 career wins at Martinsville Speedway. In 13 career Sprint Cup Series starts at Martinsville, Johnson has also racked up nine top 5’s, 12 top 10’s and has an average finish of an incredible 6.0. (Quite an impressive resume at one of NASCAR’S toughest and most demanding tracks.)

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Right behind Johnson is his Hendrick Motorsports teammate and #48 co-owner Jeff Gordon. Gordon, who has an equally impressive resume at Martinsville, is currently listed at 4.5/1 according to oddsmakers. In 31 career starts at Martinsville, Jeff Gordon has seven wins, 19 top 5’s, 25 top 10’s and an average finish of 7.0.

Neither Jeff Gordon nor Jimmie Johnson has won 8 of the last 11 races at Martinsville. Johnson is the current defending winner of this race (10/21/07).

Rounding out the top 5 favorites to win this weekend’s TUMS QuickPak 500 is the entire Joe Gibbs racing Sprint Cup Team. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch are both listed at 6/1 favorites and their teammate Tony Stewart is listed as a 7.5/1 favorite.

Both Hamlin and Stewart have won at Martinsville. Stewart has won twice, once in 2000 and once in 2006, while Hamlin has one win, which came in March of this year. Kyle Busch has never won at Martinsville; his best finish was 4th.


Jimmie Johnson +400
Jeff Gordon +450
Denny Hamlin +600
Kyle Busch +600
Tony Stewart +750
Dale Earnhardt Jr. +800
Jeff Burton +1200
Carl Edwards +1500
Kevin Harvick +2500
Clint Bowyer +2800
Greg Biffle +3000
Kasey Kahne +3000
Kurt Busch +3000
Jamie McMurray +3500
Matt Kenseth +4000
David Ragan +4000
Martin Truex Jr. +4000
Ryan Newman +4000
Brian Vickers +5000
Juan Pablo Montoya +7500
Elliott Sadler +7500
Paul Menard +10000
Regan Smith +10000
Sterling Marlin +10000
Tony Raines +10000
Travis Kvapil +10000
Scott Riggs +10000
Sam Hornish Jr. +10000
Michael Waltrip +10000
Robby Gordon +10000
Reed Sorenson +10000
Joe Nemechek +10000
Casey Mears +10000
Bobby Labonte +10000
Bill Elliott +10000
Aric Almirola +10000
David Gilliland +10000
Dave Blaney +10000
AJ Allmendinger +10000
David Reutimann +10000
Ken Schrader +20000
Chad McCumbee +20000
Derrike Cope +20000
Mike Bliss +20000
Scott Speed +20000


2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup TUMS QuikPak 500 Race Information
Race Date: Sunday October 19, 2008
Location: Martinsville Speedway – Martinsville, Virginia
Pre-Race: 1PM Eastern
Green Flag: Approx. 2:15PM eastern
TV Coverage: ABC & ABC HD
Radio Coverage: MRN (Motor Racing Network)
Race Distance: 500 miles/500 laps
Track Type: 0.526 mile oval 12 degree banking
Defending Race Winner: Jimmie Johnson

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Posted: 10/17/08 10:33 AM

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