While basketball news is getting a lot of play right now as the postseason is getting ready to begin, the NASCAR Sprint Cup series is rolling through the first part of their season and the next stop is the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway, which also hosts a race in the Chase in the fall. Here is a look at five drivers worth a wager on the 1.5-mile track, which only started hosting spring races last year and it was won by Brad Keselowski.
Jimmie Johnson (+600): 5Dimes reviews would show that the five-time Cup champion hasn’t been terrible since a 42nd-place run at Daytona to start the season, as he hasn’t finished lower than 12th since, and with a couple breaks he could have at least two wins. Johnson’s 8.2 finishing average at Kansas is second among active drivers, and he has two wins here, including the last race in the fall.
Greg Biffle (+800): The points leader has the best finishing average at Kansas at 5.5, and he also has a pair of wins from the fall in 2007 and 2010. Biffle romped to victory last week at Texas and has been the most consistent driver so far this season, but players that work with price per head software may still be skeptical of his chances to keep it going throughout the year.
Carl Edwards (+1000): Edwards’ average of 10.7 is fourth among active drivers with four or more starts at Kansas, and he has seven top-10s in nine starts here. The runner-up in last year’s title race has performed up to his lofty standards so far and is being overshadowed by his Roush-Fenway teammate, Biffle, but he has finished in the top 11 in the last three races after an eighth-place run at Texas and betting players know he’ll still be a factor when it’s all said and done.
Brad Keselowski (+1200): Keselowski is capable of going on a run, but he has struggled this season and this could be the place to jumpstart his 2012 campaign. The No.2 driver has a pair of top-fives in four starts at Kansas, and his wild style means he’ll do whatever it takes to get to the checkered flag, so watch out for the best Twitter personality in NASCAR.
Clint Bowyer (+3000): Bowyer is a native of Emporia, Kansas and most NASCAR drivers find a little extra when they’re driving in their home state, so he is a solid darkhorse option to have. Bowyer also has three top-10s in seven starts at Kansas and an average finish of 12.0, which puts him right behind Edwards in the pecking order and he could make a few sports betting sharps happy on Sunday afternoon.