The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hits one of its fastest tracks this week when Talladega Superspeedway hosts the 2009 AMP Energy 500 on Sunday.
The defending race champion, Kyle Busch, has emerged as the pre-race favorite to win this event. Bet the AMP Energy 500
Busch is a 7/1 favorite to win the race according to oddsmakers at the online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com. Other short odds to win are Tony Stewart (9/1), Jeff Gordon (9/1), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (10/1), Jimmie Johnson (10/1), and Denny Hamlin (10/1).
Busch won the 2008 event for his first ever win and top 10 finish at
Talladega. Busch has nine races at this track, but has finished outside the top 20 in six of those races, including a 25th place finish earlier this year. Despite missing the Chase for the Championship, Busch has finished in the top 10 in his last two Sprint Cup races.
Stewart has one career win at
Talladega with 12 top-10 finishes in 21 career races at the track. Stewart currently sits fourth in the point standings, 192 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson, and has finished in the top 10 in four of his last five races.
Gordon sits third in the current standings, 150 points behind Johnson, and has six career wins at
Talladega. In 33 races at this track, Gordon has finished in the top 10 on 16 occasions. Gordon has finished in the top six in his last five Sprint Cup events.
Earnhardt Jr. has won five times on this track in his career, while Johnson has one victory at
Talladega, and Hamlin has never finished better than third on this track.
The AMP Energy 500 will take place Sunday, Nov. 1 from Talladega Superspeedway at Noon ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below. Odds to win the AMP Energy 500– 2009 AMP Energy 500–
Talladega Superspeedway – Nov. 1, 2009
Kyle Busch 7/1
Tony Stewart 9/1
Jeff Gordon 9/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr 10/1
Jimmie Johnson 10/1
Denny Hamlin 10/1
Kurt Busch 12/1
Juan Pablo Montoya 12/1
Carl Edwards 15/1
Ryan Newman 15/1
Mark Martin 15/1
Kevin Harvick 20/1
Matt Kenseth 20/1
Clint Bowyer 20/1
David Ragan 20/1
Jeff Burton 25/1
David Reutimann 25/1
Brian Vickers 25/1
Kasey Kahne 25/1
Jamie McMurray 25/1
Field (Any Other Driver) 25/1
Joey Logano 30/1
Greg Biffle 30/1
Martin Truex Jr 35/1
Marcos Ambrose 40/1
Elliott Sadler 40/1
Casey Mears 40/1
Brad Keselowski 40/1
AJ Allmendinger 50/1
Michael Waltrip 50/1
Bobby Labonte 60/1
Sam Hornish Jr 60/1
Reed Sorenson 60/1
David Stremme 100/1 2009 AMP Energy 500 Information Race Date: Sunday, Nov. 1 Location: Talladega Superspeedway,
AL Pre-Race: Noon ET Green Flag: Approx. 1:19PM ET TV Coverage: ABC Radio Coverage: MRN Track Type: Oval (188 laps) Bet the AMP Energy 500 Posted: 10/27/09 2:22PM ET
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