Shelby American Report
NASCAR heads to Las Vegas this weekend for Sunday’s Shelby American. BroburySports.com has the latest driver information and odds.
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Kevin Harvick is the early leader in the season standings at 331. Jimmie Johnson is 12th despite winning last week at Fontana. Current title odds have Johnson as the obvious favorite (+300), followed by Jeff Gordon (+600), Mark Martin (+800), Kyle Busch (+1000) and Tony Stewart (+1000).
There have only been 12 Sprint Cup races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, dating back to 1998. It was called the Shelby 427 last year, but the race distance returns to 400 miles this year, thus the name change.
Kyle Busch took the pole the last two years, winning last season. Carl Edwards won in 2008, with Jimmie Johnson winning the three years prior (2005-2007). Matt Kenseth from 2003-2004.
Note that Jeff Burton is the only driver who averages a top-10 finish (9.8) here. He won in 1999 and 2000, and finished third last year and fifth in 2008.
Here are the favorites for Sunday’s Shelby American (FOX 3 pm ET). Included is how the drivers have fared at the track overall and the average finish (AF).
Jimmie Johnson (+450) – Three wins, three Top 5’s and four Top 10’s. AF: 11.1
Mark Martin (+700) - One win, five Top 5’s and nine Top 10’s. AF: 13.5
Kyle Busch (+800) - One win, three Top 5’s and four Top 10’s. AF: 11.2
Jeff Gordon (+1000) - One win, five Top 5’s and six Top 10’s. AF: 14.2
Denny Hamlin (+1200) - No wins, one Top 5 and three Top 10’s. AF: 11
Tony Stewart (+1200) - No wins, four Top 5’s and six Top 10’s. AF: 15.5
More Shelby American Odds
Greg Biffle (+1500)
Clint Bowyer (+1500)
Jeff Burton (+1500) – Two time winner
Juan Pablo Montoya (+1500)
Kevin Harvick (+1500)
Carl Edwards (+1800) – 2008 winner
Kurt Busch (+1800)
Matt Kenseth (+2000) – Two time winner
Brian Vickers (+2500)
Kasey Kahne (+2500)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (+3000)
Ryan Newman (+3000)
Joey Logano (+4000)
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Posted: 2/26/10 12:30PM ET