Pennsylvania 500 Odds

After winning the event last year, Denny Hamlin has been made the favorite to win the 2010 Pennsylvania 500, which is this Sunday.

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With a time of 3:57:21, Hamlin too the 2009 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 and has now been instilled as a 7/2 favorite by oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com. Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch are right behind Hamlin at 11/2 to win.

Hamlin is currently ranks third on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ leaderboard with 2,660 points. In 20 starts this season, he has five wins, seven top-5 finishes and eight top-10s. He’s collected $3,498,230 so far in winnings.

Johnson is listed right behind Hamlin with 2,659 points. In 20 races, Jimmie has won five times, has finished in the top 5 eight times and in the top-10 11 times.

Kyle Busch is in sixth with 2,630 points. He has claimed the pole twice this year in 20 starts, with two wins, five top-5 finishes and 10 top-10s.

The currently 2010 leader is Kevin Harvick, who has 2,920 points in 20 starts. He also has two wins, nine top-5 finishes and 14 top-10s. He opened at 10/1 to win the Pennsylvania 500, according to oddsmakers.

Hamlin has four wins at this track and his 8.6 finishing average and 119.1 driver rating are both tops in this series. He also specializes in flat tracks.

One driver to keep an eye on this week is Tony Stewart. He remains winless in 2010, but he has four straight top-10 finishes at Pocono, including three top-3 finishes. He also has nine top-10 finishes in the past 10 races at Pocono Raceway, which makes his 11/1 odds somewhat of a value.

Yet another driver to watch is Kurt Busch, who is a two-time winner here and who has also finished second on four occasions. He opened as a 20/1 long-shot to win on Sunday, so his odds might be something of a value as well.

For complete odds on the Pennsylvania 500, see below.

Pennsylvania 500 Odds – Sunday, August 1 – Pocono Raceway

A.J. Allmendinger 75/1

Bobby Labonte 200/1

Brad Keselowski 80/1

Carl Edwards 22/1

Casey Mears 250/1

Clint Bowyer 14/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 40/1

David Gilliland 250/1

David Ragan 100/1

David Reutimann 40/1

David Stremme 250/1

Denny Hamlin 7/2

Elliott Sadler 200/1

Greg Biffle 22/1

J.J. Yeley 500/1

Jamie McMurray 22/1

Jeff Burton 20/1

Jeff Gordon 10/1

Jimmie Johnson 11/2

Joey Logano 35/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 22/1

Kasey Kahne 20/1

Kevin Conway 500/1

Kevin Harvick 10/1

Kurt Busch 20/1

Kyle Busch 11/2

Landon Cassill 500/1

Marcos Ambrose 150/1

Mark Martin 25/1

Martin Truex Jr. 45/1

Matt Kenseth 30/1

Max Papis 500/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Reed Sorenson 150/1

Regan Smith 200/1

Robby Gordon 300/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Sam Hornish Jr 125/1

Scott Speed 150/1

Todd Bodine 500/1

Tony Stewart 11/1

Travis Kvapil 250/1

Pennsylvania 500 Race Info:

Date: Sunday, August 1

Start Time: 1:18PM ET

Course: Pocono Raceway

Location: Long Pond, Pennsylvania

Track: 2.5-mile tri-oval

Laps: 200

Miles: 500

TV: ESPN

Announcers: Marty Reid, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree

Radio: MRN/Sirius NASCAR Satellite

Defending Champ: Denny Hamlin

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Posted: 7/27/10 1:25PM ET

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