Samsung 500 Odds

The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Sunday racing this week for the 2010 Samsung Mobile 500 from Texas Motor Speedway.

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No matter when or where the Sprint Cup Series goes, Jimmie Johnson is always the favorite to win the race, and this week is no different.

Johnson is a 9/2 favorite to win the race according to odds makers at the online sports book Other short odds to win are Jeff Gordon (8/1), Kurt Busch (9/1), Mark Martin (10/1), and Kyle Busch (10/1).

Johnson finished second in this race in 2009 and 2008. While he has never won this particular event, he has one career win on this track. His average finish on this track is 10.8 and his driver rating is 96.1, which ranks fifth in the series. Johnson currently leads the point standings by 36 over Matt Kenseth as he has finished in the top nine in five of his last six races, including three victories.

Gordon won last year’s race for his first victory at Texas. Gordon has an average finish of 15.1 on this track with a driver rating of 91.4, which ranks 10th in the series. Gordon is fifth in the standings, 125 points behind Johnson. Gordon has finished in the top three in his last two races.

Kurt Busch finished eighth in this race for his first top 10 in this event in the last four years. Busch has one win to his credit at Texas with an average finish of 13.8 and a driver rating of 93.8, which is ninth best in the series. Busch is 14th in the standings, 239 points behind Johnson. He has finished outside the top 20 in his last two races and in four of the seven series events this year.

Martin won this event in 1998, his lone victory at this track in his career. His average finish is 13.2 while his driver rating is 88.9, ranking 11t in the series. Martin is 13th in the standings, 229 points behind Johnson. Martin finished fourth last week, ending a streak of three races where he finished outside the top 20.

Kyle Busch has never won on this track and has an average finish of 15.9 with a driver rating of 98.6, which ranks fourth in the series. Kyle Busch is 12th in the standings, 218 points behind Johnson. Busch finished eighth last week, which was just his second top 10 finish of the season.

Tony Stewart holds the top driver rating in the series at this track, which is 106.1 He has one win in his career in Texas with an average finish of 12.2. Stewart has 12/1 odds to win the event.

The Samsung Mobile 500 will take place Sunday, April 18 from Texas Motor Speedway at 3PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Samsung Mobile 500 – 2010 Samsung Mobile 500 – Texas Motor Speedway – April 18, 2010

Jimmie Johnson 9/2

Jeff Gordon 8/1

Kurt Busch 9/1

Mark Martin 10/1

Kyle Busch 10/1

Denny Hamlin 12/1

Tony Stewart 12/1

Matt Kenseth 12/1

Greg Biffle 15/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 15/1

Carl Edwards 15/1

Kevin Harvick 18/1

Jeff Burton 18/1

Clint Bowyer 20/1

Kasey Kahne 20/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 25/1

Brian Vickers 30/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Joey Logano 30/1

David Reutimann 50/1

Martin Truex Jr 50/1

Jamie McMurray 50/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Bobby Labonte 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Scott Speed 100/1

Travis Kvapil 100/1

Elliott Sadler 100/1

AJ Allmendinger 100/1

Sam Hornish Jr 100/1

Brad Keselowski 100/1

David Ragan 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

2010 Samsung Mobile 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, April 18

Location: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas

Pre-Race: 2PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 3:16PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: PRN

Track Type: Oval (334 laps)

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Posted: 4/12/10 11:01PM ET

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