Kobalt Tools 500 Odds

The odds are out for the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway. As we predicted in our UAW Dodge 400 betting recap this Sunday, last weeks winner Carl Edwards tops the board as the favorite to win the 2008 Kobalt Tools 500 according to oddsmakers at online sports book Bodog. Edwards paid bettors 6/1 with his victory last week in Las Vegas.

Edwards opens the betting for the Kobalt Tools 500 as a 5/1 odds to win favorite. Those betting on Edwards would win $500 for every $100 wagered if Edwards was able to win this year’s Kobalt Tools 500. Edwards has two previous Cup Series victories at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Both came in 2005 when he swept the spring and fall races there.


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Despite having a rough start to the 2008 season Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon again find themselves hanging around the top of the odds to win board this week. Johnson at 5.5/1 and Gordon at 6.5/1 round out the top 3 betting favorites for this weekends race in HotLanta.

47 individual drivers have been listed with odds to win for the 2008 Kobalt Tools 500 according to Bodog oddsmakers. Drivers not listed with individual odds who will make up the 42 car starting grid for Sunday’s race will be part of the “Field” betting odds. Field bet odds are currently listed at 40/1. If one of the drivers listed in the field pool of drivers was able to win Sunday’s race bettors would see a $4,000 return for every $100 bet.

Bodog oddsmakers have listed 23 drivers that could be considered long shots this weekend. Drivers considered long shots will have odds to win ranging from 100/1 to 200/1.

Here are the complete betting odds to win the 2008 Kobalt Tools 500. Please keep in mind these are opening odds, these odds will update after qualifying on Friday. Depending on how drivers place on the grid some odds will improve, some will go south.

2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500 Odds to Win – Sunday March 9th Atlanta Motor Speedway – Atlanta, Georgia


Carl Edwards +500

Jimmie Johnson +550

Jeff Gordon +650

Dale Earnhardt Jr. +750

Matt Kenseth +750

Kyle Busch +800

Tony Stewart +900

Greg Biffle +1200

Kasey Kahne +1600

Denny Hamlin +2000

Kurt Busch +2000

Martin Truex Jr. +2000

Kevin Harvick +2800

Jeff Burton +2800

Clint Bowyer +3000

Ryan Newman +3000

Mark Martin +3000

Casey Mears +4000

Reed Sorenson +5000

Juan Pablo Montoya +5000

Jamie McMurray +6000

Elliott Sadler +6500

Robby Gordon +8000

Mike Skinner +10000

Michael Waltrip +10000

J.J. Yeley +10000

Patrick Carpentier +10000

Brian Vickers +10000

Dario Franchitti +10000

Scott Riggs +10000

Bobby Labonte +10000

Dave Blaney +10000

Sam Hornish Jr. +10000

Dale Jarrett +10000

Travis Kvapil +12500

David Gilliland +12500

David Ragan +12500

Regan Smith +15000

Johnny Sauter +15000

Jeremy Mayfield +15000

David Reutimann +15000

Joe Nemechek +15000

John Andretti +15000

Paul Menard +15000

Kyle Petty +20000

Ken Schrader +20000

Field (Any Other Driver) +4000

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