Sharpie 500 Odds

For the second week in a row oddsmakers have made Carl Edwards the favorite to win this weekends NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Oddsmakers from online sports books Bodog and SBG Global have made Edwards a 4.5/1 favorite to win the 2008 Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Edwards short odds are well deserved as he is the defending champion of this race. In 8 career starts at Bristol Edwards has an average finish of 15.4 with 1 win, 2 top 5’s and 3 top 10’s.

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Edwards swept last weekends NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan International Speedway.

Behind Edwards is NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader Kyle Busch. Busch is a 5/1 odds to win favorite to win the Sharpie 500. Busch won the Craftsman Truck Series race on Wednesday at Bristol – his 17th NASCAR win of 2008 - and has a previous Sprint Cup Series win at Bristol in 2007. In 7 career starts at Bristol Kyle Busch has an average finish if 14.0 with 1 win, 2 top 5’s and 4 top 10’s.

Rounding out the top 5 Sharpie 500 odds to win favorites are Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr., all currently listed at 8/1 odds to win the 2008 Sharpie 500.

Earnhardt Jr. and Stewart both have previous Sprint Cup Series wins at Bristol. In 5 career Sprint Cup Series starts at Bristol Hamlin has an average finish of 16.6 and has only been able to manage 2 top 10’s.

Odds to Win 2008 Sharpie 500 - Sharpie 500 Odds

Carl Edwards +450

Kyle Busch +500

Denny Hamlin +800

Tony Stewart +800

Dale Earnhardt Jr. +800

Kevin Harvick +1000

Kasey Kahne +1000

Matt Kenseth +1000

David Gilliland +1000

Dave Blaney +1000

Jeff Gordon +1200

Greg Biffle +1500

Kurt Busch +1500

Jeff Burton +1800

Jimmie Johnson +2000

Clint Bowyer +3000

Ryan Newman +4000

Martin Truex Jr. +4000

Brian Vickers +5000

Elliott Sadler +6000

David Ragan +7500

Sam Hornish Jr. +10000

Travis Kvapil +10000

Mark Martin +10000

Paul Menard +10000

Reed Sorenson +10000

Michael Waltrip +10000

Juan Pablo Montoya +10000

Joe Nemechek +10000

Jamie McMurray +10000

Casey Mears +10000

David Reutimann +10000

A.J. Allmendinger +10000

Bobby Labonte +10000

Scott Riggs +20000

Tony Raines +20000

Brad Coleman +20000

Terry Labonte +20000

Regan Smith +20000

Johnny Sauter +20000

Mike Skinner +20000

Patrick Carpentier +20000

Marcos Ambrose +20000

Robby Gordon +20000

Bet on The 2008 Sharpie 500

Bet on the 2008 Sharpie 500

2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Sharpie 500 Race Information

Race Date: Saturday August 23, 2008

Location: Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, Tennessee

Pre-Race: 7:00pm Eastern

Green Flag: Approx. 8:18pm Eastern

TV Coverage: ESPN & ESPN HD

Radio Coverage: Motor Racing Network (MRN)

Race Distance: 250 Miles/500 Laps

Track Type: 0.553 Mile Oval – 36 Degree Banking

Defending Race Winner: Carl Edwards

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