NASCAR Good Sam 500 Expert Picks

Several Races On Tap as Seasons Comes to Fast and Furious Finish

If you like to bet on NASCAR racing, then you’ll be happy to know that there are a few more opportunities to cash in with potentially winning wagers before the end of the 2013 season.

This look at two upcoming events will help NASCAR betting buffs make a series of wise wagers that could boost the annual betting bankroll in a big way before the end of the 2013 season.

With that said, let’s get started.

Sunday, September 29, 1:00 PM ET
Sprint Cup Odds to Win the AAA 400 @ Dover International Speedway

Driver – Car No. – Odds
Jimmie Johnson #48 +400
Matt Kenseth #20 +400
Kyle Busch #18 +425
Kasey Kahne #5 +900
Jeff Gordon #24 +1100
Carl Edwards #99 +1200
Brad Keselowski #2 +1200
Kevin Harvick #29 +1800
Clint Bowyer #15 +1800
Kurt Busch #78 +1800
Greg Biffle #16 +2000
Denny Hamlin #11 +2000
Martin Truex Jr. #56 +2000
Joey Logano #22 +2200
Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 +2500
Brian Vickers #55 +3300
Ryan Newman #39 +3300
Mark Martin #14 +5000
Jamie McMurray #1 +5000
Juan Pablo Montoya #42 +5000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 +7500
Jeff Burton #31 +7500
Casey Mears #13 +50000
Danica Patrick #10 +50000
Ryan Truex #51 +50000
David Ragan #34 +50000
Josh Wise #35 +100000
Michael McDowell #98 +100000

Analysis: Okay NASCAR race gamblers, the first thing you need to know about this annual race is that Brad Keselowski won last year’s race one year after Kurt Busch took home the hardware in 2011. Prior to these two most recent results, Jimmie Johnson took home the bacon in both, 2009 and 2010 while winning four times overall since nabbing his first win in 2002.

Veteran wheel man Ryan Newman is the only other driver to win more than one AAA 400 at Dover since 200, winning in consecutive years in 2003-04.

Other veterans that have won this race since 2000 include Tony Stewart (2000), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2001), Jeff Burton (2006), Carl Edwards (2007) and Greg Biffle (2008). Overall, Johnson’s four victories here tie the legendary Richard Petty (1971, ‘74, ‘75, ‘79), so clearly, Johnson is a threat here.

Having said that, no driver on the planet is hotter than Matt Kenseth is right now.  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leader (2,111 pts) has a whopping seven wins this season for Joe Gibbs racing and eight other Top 5 finishes. Kenseth has also won two consecutive races coming into this one and three of the last five overall, making him the clear-cut favorite in my mind.

With Kyle Busch winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Atlanta pres. by Pennzoil on Sept. 1 and Carl Edwards winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Richmond one week later, both drivers have to be considered extremely legit contenders to win this race as well. Busch also won at Watkins Glen on Aug. 11 to bring home the bacon in two of the last seven races overall.

In the end, I say, back Kenseth first and foremost, followed by picks for Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman. That’s my top trio and I believe one of the three will find their way into the winner’s circle this coming Sunday.

Odds to win the 2013 Sprint Cup Series
November 17, 2013
Matt Kenseth 6/5
Jimmie Johnson 2/1
Kyle Busch 2/1
Carl Edwards 25/1
Greg Biffle 40/1
Kurt Busch 40/1
Jeff Gordon 40/1
Kevin Harvick 40/1
Kasey Kahne 50/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 50/1
Clint Bowyer 50/1
Joey Logano 75/1
Ryan Newman 75/1

2013 Sprint Cup Series Standings
Matt Kenseth 2,111
Kyle Busch 2,097
Jimmie Johnson 2,093
Carl Edwards 2,075
Greg Biffle 2,073
Kevin Harvick 2,072
Kurt Busch 2,071
Jeff Gordon 2,069
Ryan Newman 2,064
Clint Bowyer 2,063
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,049
Joey Logano 2,042
Kasey Kahne 2,040

Analysis: If you read the above analysis on how the majority of these drivers have fared going into this weekend’s AAA 400, then you should know that NASCAR fans everywhere are likely looking at one of the wildest finishes in recent racing history. A whopping 13 drivers are all crammed together with over 2,000 points.

Right now, I like one of the top three racers to win this year’s Sprint Cup Championship and I’m going with Matt Kenseth as my first choice seeing as how he’s simply been on fire at just the right time.