Food City 500 Odds

The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to action after a week off as it heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 500.

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For this race, two young guns are favored to win, as Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin have been given the shortest odds to win.

The two are 7/1 favorites to win the race according to odds makers at the online sports book Other short odds to win are Mark Martin (10/1), Jeff Gordon (10/1), and Jimmie Johnson (10/1).

Kyle Busch has won two of the last three Food City 500 events. Busch has three career wins on this track along with seven top 10s. Busch has an average finish of 10.2 on this track and a driver rating of 105.6, which ranks second among active drivers. Busch is currently 15th in the Sprint Cup standings, 176 points behind leader Kevin Harvick.

Hamlin has not won this event, but he has three top 5s and five top 10s in his career at Bristol. His average finish is 11.6 at this track and his driver rating is 98.9, which ranks fifth. Hamlin is 22nd in the standings, 235 points behind Harvick.

Martin has not won this event, but has two victories at Bristol Motor Speedway. Martin has 23 top 10s on this track in his career. His average finish is 12.4 and his driver rating is 89.5, which ranks 10th. Martin is seventh in the standings, 123 points out of the lead.

Gordon has won this event four times, as he took the checkered flag in 1995-98. Gordon has five career wins on this track with 14 top 5s and 20 top 10s. His average finish is 11.6 while his driver rating is 100.1, which is third best in the series. Gordon is 11th in the standings, 162 points behind Harvick.

Johnson has never won this event or on this track. He has three top 5s and eight top 10s. His average finish is 15.9 while his driver rating is 82.5, which doesn’t rank among the top 10 in the series. Johnson is fourth in the standings, 74 points behind Harvick.

Longshot, Marcos Ambrose actually has the top driver rating at this track at 108.2 while his average finish is also tops at 6.5. Ambrose has 50/1 odds to win.

The Food City 500 will take place Sunday, March 21 from Bristol Motor Speedway at Noon ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Food City 500 – 2010 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway – March 21, 2010

Kyle Busch 7/1    

Denny Hamlin 7/1    

Mark Martin 10/1    

Jeff Gordon 10/1    

Jimmie Johnson 10/1    

Kurt Busch 12/1    

Jeff Burton 12/1    

Kevin Harvick 12/1    

Clint Bowyer 12/1    

Tony Stewart 12/1    

Carl Edwards 15/1    

Greg Biffle 15/1     

Juan Pablo Montoya 18/1    

Kasey Kahne 18/1    

Ryan Newman 20/1    

Matt Kenseth 20/1    

Dale Earnhardt Jr 20/1    

Joey Logano 40/1    

Marcos Ambrose 50/1    

Jamie McMurray 60/1    

David Ragan 60/1    

David Reutimann 60/1    

Martin Truex Jr 60/1    

Brian Vickers 75/1    

Bobby Labonte 100/1    

Paul Menard 100/1    

Elliott Sadler 100/1    

AJ Allmendinger 100/1        

Brad Keselowski 100/1    

Scott Speed 100/1    

Travis Kvapil 100/1    

Regan Smith 100/1    

Sam Hornish Jr 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1    

2010 Food City 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, March 21

Location: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.

Pre-Race: 12:00PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:13PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: PRN

Track Type: Oval (500 laps)

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Posted: 3/16/10 11:09AM ET

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