Crown Royal 400 Betting Preview

Kyle Busch sits sixth overall in the NASCAR driver standings, but he could catapult himself up the ladder with a win in the Crown Royal 400 on April 30 in Virginia.

Busch is the two-time defending champion of the Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Raceway, and could be a good betting favorite for a three-peat in this year’s race. In addition to last year’s victory, Busch won the Nationwide Series race that weekend.


Aaron's 499 Betting Preview

Kevin Harvick has won two of the last three Sprint Cup Series races and is the defending champion at the Aaron's 499. As a result, Harvick is the odds-on favorite at +650 at to repeat his performance at the Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.

In addition to his victories Harvick has produced two other Top-10 finishes this season, and he will garner a ton of support for this race on the NASCAR betting lines. Harvick now sits in ninth in the Sprint Cup Series standings.


Samsung Mobile 500 Betting Preview

Denny Hamlin is the most consistent racer among active NASCAR drivers at the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Hamlin’s season sweep there in 2010 could make him a solid wager for another victory Saturday night at +800 (8/1) odds at

Carl Edwards is considered the odds-on favorite to claim his second title of the short NASCAR season as a +450 favorite on the Samsung Mobile 500 lines. Edwards has had four Top-10 finishes to go along with his victory in Las Vegas.


Goody’s Fast Relief 500 Odds

Denny Hamlin raced to victory in last year’s version of the Goody’s Fast Relief 500, and he arrives at the Martinsville Speedway as the early favorite at +300 (3/1 odds) for a repeat in 2011 when the drivers take to the track on Sunday.

Hamlin currently sits in 21st place in the NASCAR standings, and with only one Top 10 finish thus far he is due for a breakout race  - and Martinsville is his home turf. He loves this track, winning the last three races there and four of the past six.


Auto Club 400 Betting Preview

Kyle Busch was expected to be the favorite to upend five-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, but it's brother Kurt who has four Top-10 finishes coming into this weekend’s Auto Club 400 from the Speedway in Fontana, California.

Johnson is the defending champion and is at 7/2 odds at to collect the checkered flag in the 2011 version of the race. Johnson has a pair of Top-5 finishes this season and sits 20 points back of leader Kurt Busch (15/1) in the overall NASCAR driver standings.


Jeff Byrd 500 NASCAR Betting

Jimmie Johnson is the defending Sprint Cup champion and the early-season favorite to claim a sixth straight series title. He will also most likely be a favorite when the drivers of NASCAR take to the track for the Jeff Byrd 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 20.

Johnson sits in 12th place in the standings after three races, and after finishing 16th in the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas he is anxious to start moving up the NASCAR ladder.


Kobalt Tools 400 Betting Preview

Jimmie Johnson ran away from the other drivers at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in last season’s race, claiming Victory Lane by nearly two seconds over runner-up Kevin Harvick. Johnson is the early favorite at +450 over at for this Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400.


Subway Fresh Fit 500 Betting Preview

Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson had Daytona 500 finishes they would like to forget, but both drivers are sitting at just +500 for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Sunday.

Hamlin and Johnson still draw high praise, and with just one race completed in the Sprint Cup season they should draw most of the attention on the NASCAR betting lines based on their one-two finish in the Chase in 2010. Ryan Newman held off a last-lap charge by Jeff Gordon to win last year’s race at Phoenix.


Daytona 500 Betting Update

Kevin Harvick has been pegged as the sportsbook favorite at 8/1 odds to take the checkered flag in the 2011 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. picked up the pole last Sunday and then relinquished it with a crash in practice on Wednesday. Earnhardt Jr. enters the race at 9/1 odds like Kyle Busch, as they sit behind Harvick at Bodog.


NASCAR Bud Shootout betting

The 2011 NASCAR betting season starts up its engine this weekend with the 2011 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway.

The Budweiser Shootout drops the green flag on another NASCAR year. If you're a NASCAR betting fan and you plan on making a few wagers this weekend you have to put at least a couple bucks on Kevin Harvick.




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