While the NBA All-Star game is little more than a glorified practice that may get exciting in the final quarter, the NASCAR All-Star race is thrilling from the drop of the green flag to the sprint for the checkered flag as the race is split up into segments and the winner gets a cool million dollars. That means drivers will have one million reasons to go for broke at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Here are five drivers to wager on.
Jimmie Johnson (+600): You don’t need 5dimes reviews to know that Johnson is a threat to win every single time, and he is coming off a victory at Darlington, which gave owner Rick Hendrick the 200th of his career. Johnson won this race in 2003 and 2006, and he has six top-fives in his last 10 starts in the annual event.
Kyle Busch (+700): Again, this is something that shouldn’t surprise anyone as Busch can win anywhere, but his go-for-broke style doesn’t always work at the All-Star race, where he has four DNFs in six starts and one of those dust-ups was with his brother Kurt (+2500). If Busch could just make it to the final five laps, he’d be a challenger and he has been trying to stay out of trouble this year and his fledging Nationwide team could use a million dollars.
Jeff Gordon (+1200): Players that are using price per head sports services have watched the four-time Sprint Cup champion struggle badly in 2012 and most of it has been out of his control; mechanical failures, late wrecks and all sorts of other issues. But Gordon is a three-time winner of this race, most recently in 2001, and he must feel as though he has nothing to lose, which can make him dangerous and could spark his season.
Brad Keselowski (+1200): Keselowski is similar to Busch (both, actually) in that he drives pedal to the metal all the time, but his online betting odds are better served when he reigns it in a little and saves something for the final laps, when he can really shift into high gear. Keselowski has raced in this event three times, finishing in the top 10 once, and with him it’s either checkers or wreckers.
Kasey Kahne (+1200): Many were wondering what was wrong with Kahne since coming to Hendrick, but he has rattled off five top-10s in a row and won this race back in 2008. Kahne also generally does well at Charlotte as a whole and he must feel as though he is on the cusp of a breakthrough. If he can win the million, look for Kahne to shoot up the sports betting rankings.