NASCAR Betting: Ford 400
There are only two drivers left on the Sprint Cup betting board as NASCAR wraps up its 2011 schedule on Sunday with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
It's down to either Carl Edwards or Tony Stewart for this year's drivers championship, with Edwards holding down a slim three-point lead in the standings on Stewart heading into the final race of the season. That has him as the -145 favorite at TopBet to win the title this year, with Stewart set as the +115 underdog.
Every other driver is too far back in the standings to win the 2011 Sprint Cup title.
Edwards has turned in 18 Top-5 and 25 Top-10 performances through 35 races this season, taking just one checkered flag along the way. Stewart has finished in the Top 5 eight games and in the Top 10 18 times so far in 2011, but has four visits to Victory Lane; he'll be looking for another one on Sunday to make up the three-point deficit.
Odds to Win 2011 Sprint Cup Championship at TopBet as of November 14:
Carl Edwards -145
Tony Stewart +115
Only seven active drivers have managed to pick up Cup victories at Homestead-Miami; the track has only been on the circuit's schedule since 1999. Greg Biffle leads the way on that list with three career victories at the venue, taking the checkered flag there back-to-back-to-back in the Ford 400 in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Edwards and Stewart have both won twice at Homestead-Miami, but Edwards has the more recent success – he won the Ford 400 in both 2010 and 2008. For Stewart's wins on the track you have to go all the way back to 1999 and 2000, when he visited Victory Lane in the Pennzoil 400. Stewart was eighth at the Ford 400 last season.
Denny Hamlin won the Ford 400 in 2009, and Matt Kenseth was the winner at the event in 2007. Kurt Busch (2002) and Bobby Labonte (2003) also have victories on the track in their Cup careers.
Head over to TopBet for updated Ford 400 odds and Sprint Cup futures.