Showtime Southern 500 Odds

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DARLINGTON, SC (TheSpread) – The 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drives under the lights on Saturday for the running of the Showtime Southern 500 from Darlington Raceway.

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According to oddsmakers at online sports book both Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch are favored to win this race as each has 6/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Denny Hamlin (7/1), Jeff Gordon (8/1), and Carl Edwards (8/1).

Johnson is second in the point standings, 9 behind Edwards for the lead. Johnson has one win and four top 5’s on the year. Johnson has two wins at Darlington. He has an average finish of 9.3 and a driver rating of 102.8 at this track, which ranks fourth in the series.

Kyle Busch is coming off a win last week and he is now third in the standings, 30 points out of first. Busch has two wins and 5 top 5’s on the year but he also has two DNF’s. Busch has one win at Darlington with an average finish of 18.2 and a driver rating of 97.2, which ranks sixth in the series.

Hamlin is 17th in the standings right now. He has just one top 5 and two top 10’s on the year. Hamlin has one win at Darlington and an average finish of 6.6. Hamlin’s driver rating at this track is 109.1, which ranks third in the series.

Gordon is 16th in the point standings. He has one win and three top 5’s on the year but also has two DNF’s on the year. Gordon has been dominant at Darlington, as he has seven wins and 18 top 5’s in his career. His average finish at the track is 11.0 and his driver rating is 117.6, which is best in the series.

Edwards leads the point standings thanks to his 7 top 10’s in nine races, which is most of any driver in the series. Edwards also has one win on the year. Edwards is winless at Darlington with an average finish of 15.6 and a driver rating of 87.0, which ranks 13th among active drivers.

The Showtime Southern 500 will take place Saturday, May 7 from Darlington Raceway at 7:44PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Showtime Southern 500 – 2011 Showtime Southern 500 – Darlington Raceway – Saturday, May 7, 2011

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Kyle Busch 6/1

Denny Hamlin 7/1

Jeff Gordon 8/1

Carl Edwards 8/1

Kevin Harvick 10/1

Tony Stewart 12/1

Kurt Busch 15/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 15/1

Clint Bowyer 18/1

Matt Kenseth 20/1

Greg Biffle 20/1

Mark Martin 25/1

Jamie McMurray 30/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Jeff Burton 30/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 30/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Kasey Kahne 30/1

Martin Truex Jr 40/1

Brian Vickers 40/1

David Reutimann 60/1

AJ Allmendinger 75/1

Paul Menard 75/1

David Ragan 75/1

Brad Keselowski 100/1

Bobby Labonte 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

2011 Showtime Southern 500 Information

Race Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011

Location: Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC

Pre-Race: 6:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:44PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (367 laps)

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