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Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Betting 

NASCAR returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Sunday for the Brickyard 400 (3:00 p.m. ET NBC Sports Network). This will be the twenty-second running of the Bricks, as it has become known to NASCAR fans. Most sportsbooks have already decided on the three favorites:  Kevin Harvick at 4 to 1, Jimmie Johnson at 7 to 1 and Martin Truex at 8 to 1.

Although NASCAR has raised the spoilers to create more drag and slow down the cars, there shouldn’t be an effect on the three favorites. What the three chalks have going for them is that they all drive Chevrolet cars. Chevrolet made vehicles have dominated at the Brickyard 400 in recent memory. 12 out of the past 13 winners of the Brickyard 400, going all the way back to 2001 when Winston sponsored the Cup Series, have driven Chevrolets. Tony Stewart won in a Pontiac in 2005, but since then it’s been all Chevrolet.

Jimmie Johnson has won 4 Brickyard 400 races during 2006 to 2012. Johnson’s in terrific form with 5 Top 10 finishes, including a win at the FedEx 400, in his last 7 races. Jimmie’s last Brickyard 400 victory was in 2012. He’s a must consider based on the odds. He won it in 2009 skipped the trophy presentation in 2010 and 2011 before winning in 2012.

Jeff Gordon is racing in his final Brickyard 400. The man who helped build Hendrick Motorsports for drivers like Jimmie to take advantage of won the Brickyard 400 in 2014.  Gordon, like Johnson, has been driving well lately. He’s recorded 3 straight Top 10 finishes. Gordon has no wins this season. At the odds of 12 to 1, arguably the greatest driver in NASCAR history is a must to consider spraying champagne on the trophy stage this season.

Outside of Johnson, the other 2 less than double-digit favorites have a shot, but aren’t locks, on Sunday. Both Harvick and Truex Jr. are in Chevrolets. Harvick has had success at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Harvick hasn’t won the Brickyard 400 since 2003. But, he’s been unbelievable on the race track in the past 4 Sprint Cup Events. Harvick finished fourth at Sonoma, fourth at Daytona, eighth at Kentucky and fourth at New Hampshire. He appears to be sitting on a victory, but at what odds?  4 to 1 might be too short of a price to jump on Harvick this Sunday. The low odds on Martin Truex Jr. are a bit harder to figure out. Truex Jr. has never won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His average finish is 20.8 from 10 races. Truex Jr. doesn’t have a Top 10 finish in the last 4 Sprint Cup Races, either.

A driver going off at 10 to 1 odds who should have a say in the outcome is Kyle Busch. Although he’ll be in a Toyota, Busch has won 3 out of the last 4 Sprint Cup Races. He’s a must to consider breaking the Chevrolet streak this Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Check out odds for most of the drivers in the Brickyard 400:

  • Kevin Harvick 4-1
  • Jimmie Johnson 7-1
  • Martin Truex Jr 8-1
  • Kurt Busch 10-1
  • Matt Kenseth 10-1
  • Kyle Busch 10-1
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr 10-1
  • Brad Keselowski 12-1
  • Joey Logano 12-1
  • Jeff Gordon 12-1
  • Denny Hamlin 18-1
  • Kasey Kahne 18-1
  • Carl Edwards 18-1
  • Jamie McMurray 30-1
  • Ryan Newman 50-1
  • David Ragan 100-1
  • Clint Bowyer 100-1
  • Tony Stewart 60-1
  • Paul Menard 75-1
  • Greg Biffle 100-1
  • Austin Dillon 100-1
  • Ryan Blaney 100-1
  • Chase Elliott 100-1
  • Sam Hornish Jr. 100-1
  • AJ Allmendinger 300-1
  • Aric Almirola 300-1
  • Danica Patrick 300-1
  • Casey Mears 300-1
  • Field 300-1