After running in the All-Star Race last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson and the rest of the NASCAR drivers are set to tear up the same track this Sunday as they chase down the checkered flag at the Coca-Cola 600.
Johnson has yet to claim a Sprint Cup event this season, but observers believe the All-Star Race winner has turned the corner and is ready to go after the Chase title after his five-year reign ended last season. He is a three-time champ at the Coca-Cola 600, but it has been six years since he’s won the race.
sees Johnson as the odds-on favorite to win at Charlotte again this weekend, listing him at 11/2 on the NASCAR betting lines. Kevin Harvick earned the victory here last year when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of gas and he rode across the finish line.
Kyle Busch has won one race this year and been fairly consistent with six Top-10 finishes already - he comes in as the second favorite at 15/2 odds at . Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, last year’s Cup winner Tony Stewart, and current standings leader Greg Biffle all sit at 17/2 odds for the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Earnhardt Jr. was close last time at Charlotte, and with the right timing could have won here last year. He comes in at 12/1 odds, along with Denny Hamlin, Harvick, and three-time winner Jeff Gordon.
Kasey Kahne has had great success at Charlotte, winning this race in 2006 and 2008. Kahne can be had for a reasonable wager as he sits at 15/1 on the Coca-Cola 600 betting lines along with Brad Keselowski.
Rounding out the final tier of drivers expected to contend for the Coca-Cola 600 title at Charlotte this Sunday is Martin Truex Jr., who sits at 18/1 odds, while Mark Martin and Ryan Newman are sitting at 25/1 odds at .