|Odds to Win The NASCAR Pep Boys Auto 500 - Edwards 4/1 Favorite|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Wednesday, 22 October 2008 17:25|
Pep Boys Auto 500 Odds
With only four races left in the 2008 NASCAR season, the Sprint Cup Series heads to Atlanta this weekend. Carl Edwards is the oddsmakers favorite prior to qualifying.
Edwards, who has taken a beating in the Sprint Cup Series points in the first six races of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, is currently listed as a 4/1 favorite to win this weekend’s Pep Boys Auto 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway according to oddsmakers at SBG Globaland Sportsbook.com.
Despite dropping from 2nd to 4th in the Sprint Cup Standings since the Chase began, oddsmakers are banking on Edwards’ strong track record at Atlanta. In eight career starts at Atlanta, Edwards has two wins, four top 5’s, six top 10’s and an average finish of 12.9.
Right behind Edwards is Sprint Cup Points Leader Jimmie Johnson at 4.5/1 odds to win the 2008 Pep Boys Auto 500. Johnson, who is the two time defending Sprint Cup Series Champion, currently holds a 149 point lead over second place Greg Biffle after Martinsville.
Johnson has three wins, eight top 5’s, nine top 10’s and an average finish of 9.6 in 14 career starts at Atlanta. Johnson is currently a 1/8 favorite to win his third Sprint Cup Championship in a row, a feat that has only been accomplished once before (Cale Yarborough). Johnson is also the defending winner of this race (10/28/07).
Rounding out the top 5 odds to win favorites for this weekends Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta are Kyle Busch at 5.5/1, Greg Biffle at 8/1 and Tony Stewart at 10/1.
In eight career starts at Atlanta, Kyle Busch has one win, which came in this years March race at Atlanta, one top 5, one top 10 and an average finish of 19.9. Busch is currently 12th in Sprint Cup Point standings, 445 points behind Jimmie Johnson.
Greg Biffle has never won at Atlanta in 11 careers starts; his best finish of third came in 2008. Biffle’s average finish at Atlanta is 14.8 with three top 5’s and six top 10’s.
Stewart has two Atlanta wins under his belt, one in 2006 and one in 2002. He has an average finish of 12.0 in 19 career Atlanta Motor Speedway starts with eight top 5’s and 12 top 10’s.
Odds to Win The Pep Boys Auto 500 – 2008 Pep Boys Auto 500 Odds
Carl Edwards +400
2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Pep Boys Auto Race Information
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Posted: 10/22/08 10:25 PM ET