Daily Archives: July 15, 2012
We’re just about half way through the full 2012 NASCAR season, 19 races down and 17 more to go [schedule]. Ten of the remaining 17 races will be the Chase for the Cup, so there’s really only seven races left that will determine who makes the “playoffs.”
Back in February, Sports List of the Day looked at NASCAR’s Preseason Power Rankings. Then, Kevin Harvick was the favorite to win it all, followed by Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch rounding out the top five.
Now, from the thick of it, it’s time to take a look at what really is going on and how the season actually is unfolding. Below are every driver’s current (as of July 16) odds to win it all. These are the drivers still mathematically alive to make the Chase.
Jimmie Johnson, despite being off his mark a second year in a row, is still the darling of oddsmakers and is the favorite to win it all. That would be his sixth title.
To follow the current odds throughout the season, check out my source vegasinsider.com.
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|4.||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||8-1||Chevrolet|
|12.||Martin Truex, Jr.||16-1||Toyota|
|18.||FIELD (All Others)||50-1||ALL|
|25.||Sam Hornish, Jr.||125-1||Dodge|