STP 500: Three Drivers to Watch
RIDGEWAY, VA (The Spread) - Martinsville Speedway hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup race this week for the STP 500 starting around 1pm EST on Fox. Here are three drivers to keep an eye on today.
The oddsmakers' favorite to win this week is Jimmie Johnson, starting 4th, and with his dominant driving on this track in the past, it's hard not to like him here. Johnson has won eight times on this track, with an average finish around four, over his last 20 starts here. The odds this week on Johnson are +275, which isn't a whole lot of bang for your buck, but with his performance on this track, how can you not like him here?
Oddsmakers have Jeff Gordon listed at +500 this week. Gordon has also won eight times on this track and is coming off a great run last week. Gordon won on this track last fall and you would have to think he's going to give himself a chance here. Look for Gordon, starting 5th this week, to battle it out with Johnson.
Joey Logano is listed at +2800 this week and if you are looking for more of a long shot prediction, this is it. Logano, continues to qualify well, and is starting 3rd this week. Logano ran into some mechanical issues last couple of races, but has looked good when his car cooperates. Logano's best finish in recent history is 13th, but if he catches the right breaks could find himself battling it out at the end of the race.