While many online Euro 2012 betting players will be waiting for the final on Sunday, they can get in on some NASCAR action on Saturday night as the Sprint Cup series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the second time after last year’s inaugural Quaker State 400. Kyle Busch romped to the win last year by leading 125 of 267 laps, but he has struggled with mechanical issues, so here are the top five to bet on to replace him in Victory Lane.
Jimmie Johnson (+600): The No.48 driver finished third last year at Kentucky and most sportsbook reviews would tell you that he has been on fire with seven straight finishes in the top 11, including three wins. Johnson also has the best finishing average on intermediate (1.0-2.5 miles) tracks with a 10.0 average in 226 over the last decade.
Matt Kenseth (+800): Kenseth recently announced that he was leaving Roush-Fenway after this season, and players that use a pay per head service know that he could use that as motivation to show he’ll be a threat down to go out with a title. The No.17 driver finished sixth at Kentucky in 2011, but he’ll have to put a lot of distractions to the side.
Jeff Gordon (+1200): The No.24 driver finished 10th here last year, and sports betting players have seen Gordon come out of his slump after two straight sixth-place runs. His slump was basically predicated on bad luck and Gordon now needs to rattle off a win or two to get into the Chase, so he has to put the pedal to the metal at Kentucky and not let up.
Clint Bowyer (+2500): Bowyer took the checkered flag at Sonoma last week for his fourth top-seven finish in a row, and he would love another crack at Kentucky after lasting just nine laps there in 2011. He is also a solid intermediate-course driver with a 15.5 average and he is comfortable with his new team now, so Bowyer could go on a roll and he offers some great value for betting players.
Joey Logano (+3000): All three JGR cars finished in the top 14 at Kentucky last year, but Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin are struggling, which leaves it to Logano, who brought up the rear in 14th and won three straight Nationwide races there from 2008 to 2010. It has also been rumored that Kenseth is in the running to replace Logano in the No.20 car, but the once-hyped phenom has been very good as of late and he could be taking this talk as a sign of disrespect. That alone should make Logano a consideration in your sports betting online (lay your bets here) book.