Southern 500 Odds

Oddsmakers have made Kyle Busch the favorite to win this weekend’s 2009 Southern 500 from Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.

NASCAR odds for the return of the Southern 500 name to the spring race at Darlington have Kyle Busch opening betting at 4.5/1 odds to win. Busch, who is 3rd in Sprint Cup points and swept last weekends Cup and Nationwide races at Richmond has one win, one top 5, one top 10 and an average finish of 17.0 in 3 career starts at Darlington.

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A winning 2009 Southern 500 wager on Kyle Busch would pay $450 for every $100 wagered.

Oddsmakers from online sports book have listed Jimmie Johnson as Kyle Busch’s biggest threat this weekend at 6/1 odds to win. Johnson has four top 5 finishes so far this year and six top 10 finishes for a sixth place ranking in the current standings.

Jeff Gordon (7/1) is also expected to challenge Kyle Busch at the Southern 500 according to oddsmakers. Gordon has five top 5 finishes and seven top 10 finishes coming into this weekend.

Kurt Busch (10/1) and Mark Martin (15/1) round out the rest of the top 5 for the 2009 Southern 500.

The 2009 Southern 500 takes place at Darlington Raceway on Saturday, May 9 at 7:45 p.m. ET. For complete odds on this week’s race, see below.

Odds to Win Southern 500  – 2009 Southern 500 Odds – Darlington Raceway, South Carolina

A.J. Allmendinger 100/1

Bobby Labonte 100/1

Brian Vickers 35/1

Carl Edwards 7/1

Casey Mears 100/1

Clint Bowyer 40/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 18/1

David Ragan 40/1

David Reutimann 40/1

David Stremme 100/1

Denny Hamlin 10/1

Elliott Sadler 100/1

Greg Biffle 10/1

Jamie McMurray 40/1

Jeff Burton 30/1

Jeff Gordon 7/1

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Joey Logano 100/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 60/1

Kasey Kahne 40/1

Kevin Harvick 25/1

Kurt Busch 10/1

Kyle Busch 9/2

Mark Martin 15/1

Martin Truex Jr. 25/1

Matt Kenseth 20/1

Michael Waltrip 100/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Reed Sorenson 100/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Sam Hornish Jr. 100/1

Scott Speed 100/1

Tony Stewart 10/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

2009 NASCAR Southern 500 Race Information

Race Date: Saturday May 9, 2009

Location: Darlington Raceway – South Carolina

Pre-Race: 7:00PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:45PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX & FOX HD

Radio Coverage: MRN (Motor Racing Network)

Track Type: 501.322 Miles

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Posted: 5/7/09 5:30PM ET

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