NASCAR Betting: Tums Fast Relief 500
Carl Edwards leads the Sprint Cup standings and the NASCAR betting board as the circuit's drivers get set to take on Martinsville Speedway in the Tums Fast Relief 500 on Sunday afternoon.
Edwards is up by 14 points on Matt Kenseth in the driver standings after six Chase events, and as a result he's the 2/3 favorite at Bovada to win the Sprint Cup championship this season. Edwards leads all drivers with 16 Top-5 finishes and 22 Top-10 results through the first 32 races of the 2011 season.
Kenseth is next at 4/1 odds to win the Sprint Cup this season, with Keselowski just behind him at Bovada at 9/2 to win the series title. Keselowski will enter the Tums Fast Relief 500 trailing Edwards by 18 points in the standings.
Tony Stewart (-19) is at 5/1 to win the Sprint Cup championship, followed by Kevin Harvick (-26) at 8/1, and Kyle Busch (-40) at 25/1. Five-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson is now 50 points back of leader Edwards in the driver standings, and as a result he's back at 30/1 odds at Bovada to win another title this year.
Kurt Busch (-52), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (-74), Jeff Gordon (-82), Denny Hamlin (-84), and Ryan Newman (-88) are the longshots on the Sprint Cup odds board.
Odds to Win 2011 Sprint Cup Championship at Bovada as of October 25:
Carl Edwards 2/3
Matt Kenseth 4/1
Brad Keselowski 9/2
Tony Stewart 5/1
Kevin Harvick 8/1
Kyle Busch 25/1
Jimmie Johnson 30/1
Kurt Busch 60/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 200/1
Jeff Gordon 250/1
Ryan Newman 300/1
Denny Hamlin 500/1
Hamlin (four) and Johnson (five) have combined to win nine of the past 10 races at Martinsville Speedway, with Harvick ending their streak with a visit to Victory Lane in the Goody's Fast Relief 500 at the track back in April. Gordon won his seventh Martinsville race in the 2005 season, and Stewart got his second win there in 2006.
The Tums Fast Relief 500 is the seventh of 10 Chase races, with the other three events to be held at Texas, Phoenix, and Homestead-Miami. Watch for complete race odds and other NASCAR wagers for this weekend's event at Bovada.