NASCAR Betting: Sylvania 300

Brad Keselowski will be looking to hold off Jimmie Johnson in the driver standings on Sunday afternoon as the Chase for the Sprint Cup continues in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Keselowski is coming off a win in the first race of the Chase over the weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, visiting Victory Lane in the Geico 400. That was Keselowski's fourth victory of the season, and it moved him into first place in the current Chase standings.

Jimmie Johnson ended up in second place at Chicagoland and is now second in the Chase standings (three points back of Keselowski), but on the NASCAR futures at Sportsbook heading into the Sylvania 300 this weekend he's been pegged as the +250 title favorite.

Denny Hamlin - fourth in the current standings after ending up back in 16th place at Chicagoland - is next at +450 odds, followed by Keselowski at +500 to walk away with the Sprint Cup this year.

Tony Stewart (+600), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (+800), Kasey Kahne (+1000), Clint Bowyer (+1500), Martin Truex Jr. (+1800), Kevin Harvick (+2200), Greg Biffle (+2500), Matt Kenseth (+3000), and Jeff Gordon (+5000) round out the Sprint Cup futures board.

Johnson has won Cup events at New Hampshire three times in the past, taking the checkered flag in the 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 and also in both races at the venue back in 2003.

Stewart, Gordon, Bowyer, Ryan Newman, Jeff Burton, and Kurt Busch also have multiple career Cup victories at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Kasey Kahne is the most recent Sportsbook at the track - he finished in first place at the 2012 Lenox Industrial Tools 301.

Sprint Cup Series - Chase Standings
01 Brad Keselowski 2056
02 Jimmie Johnson 2053
03 Tony Stewart 2048
04 Denny Hamlin 2041
05 Kasey Kahne 2041
06 Clint Bowyer 2041
07 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2039
08 Greg Biffle 2037
09 Martin Truex Jr. 2035
10 Kevin Harvick 2032
11 Matt Kenseth 2030
12 Jeff Gordon 2009

Odds to Win Sprint Cup at Sportsbook:
Jimmie Johnson +250
Denny Hamlin +450
Brad Keselowski +500
Tony Stewart +600
Dale Earnhardt Jr +800
Kasey Kahne +1,000
Clint Bowyer +1,500
Martin Truex Jr +1,800
Kevin Harvick +2,200
Greg Biffle +2,500
Matt Kenseth +3,000
Jeff Gordon +5,000