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Kurt Busch, Danica Patrick and Indy 500 Rookie of the Year Winners by Country

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NASCAR: Odds to Win 2014 Sprint Cup Championship. Jimmie Johnson Favorite (Again).

Our third annual installment of Sprint Cup odds.

DRIVER ODDS TO WIN 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM 2013 FINISH CURRENT STANDING (ALL-STAR BREAK)
1. Jimmie Johnson 3-1 Hendrick Motorsports 1 7
2. Kevin Harvick 6-1 Stewart-Haas Racing 3 15
3. Matt Kenseth 8-1 Joe Gibbs Racing 2 2
3. Kyle Busch 8-1 Joe Gibbs Racing 4 3
3. Brad Keselowski 8-1 Team Penske 14 11
6. Jeff Gordon 10-1 Hendrick Motorsports 6 1
6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 10-1 Hendrick Motorsports 5 4
6. Denny Hamlin 10-1 Joe Gibbs Racing 23 12
9. Joey Logano 12-1 Team Penske 8 6
10. Kasey Kahne 18-1 Hendrick Motorsports 12 16
11. Kurt Busch 20-1 Stewart-Haas Racing 10 28
11. Carl Edwards 20-1 Roush Fenway Racing 13 5
13. Tony Stewart 25-1 Stewart-Haas Racing INC. (25)* 22
14. Kyle Larson 30-1 Chip Ganassi Racing / Felix Sabates 57 13
15. Clint Bowyer 40-1 Michael Waltrip Racing 7 20
15. Greg Biffle 40-1 Roush Fenway Racing 9 9
17. Ryan Newman 50-1 Richard Childress Racing 11 8
18. Brian Vickers 100-1 Michael Waltrip Racing 78 10
18. Jamie McMurray 100-1 Chip Ganassi Racing / Felix Sabates 15 24
20. Field (Any Other Driver) 200-1
21. Ricky Stenhouse 300-1 Roush Fenway Racing 19 25
21. Austin Dillon 300-1 Richard Childress Racing 54 14
21. Paul Menard 300-1 Richard Childress Racing 17 18
21. Marcos Ambrose 300-1 Richard Petty Motorsports 22 19
21. Martin Truex Jr. 300-1 Furniture Row Racing 16 26
26. Danica Patrick 500-1 Stewart-Haas Racing 27 27

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NASCAR: Top 10 Drivers with the Most Wins in a Season

Richard Petty Won 27 Races - One of NASCAR's Unbreakable Records - in 1967

Richard Petty Won 27 Races in a Single Season (1967) – One of NASCAR’s Unbreakable Records

Richard Petty. And Richard Petty. And Richard Petty three more times. The King (or King Richard) appears five times on the list of top 10 drivers (11 with ties) with the most wins in a season, including three of the top four spots.

In 1967, Petty won  27 races (out of 49 scheduled), a record that will stand forever given the constraints of the modern schedule – there are only 36 races a season now. Even so, between 1955 and 1971 there were anywhere from 44 to 62 official races a year.

The last driver to win 10 races in a season was Jimmie Johnson in 2007. Jeff Gordon won 13 in 1998, the most since – guess who? – Richard Petty won 13 in 1975.

Petty’s also the only driver to win 20 races in a season, and he did it twice (21 in 1971).

The drivers below won the most races in a season. Not all won the their respective championship, though, as you can see.

MOST WINS # WINS RACES ON SCHED. YEAR CAR(S) OWNER NASCAR CHAMPION
1. Richard Petty 27 49 1967 Plymouth (43) Petty Enterprises Richard Petty
2. Richard Petty 21 48 1971 Plymouth (43) Petty Enterprises Richard Petty
3. Tim Flock 18 45 1955 Chrysler (300, 301); Chevrolet (2) Carl Kiekhaefer; Hubert Westmoreland Tim Flock
3. Richard Petty 18 48 1970 Plymouth (43) Petty Enterprises Bobby Isaac
5. Bobby Isaac 17 54 1969 Dodge (71)  Nord Krauskopf David Pearson
6. Richard Petty 16 49 1968 Plymouth (43) Petty Enterprises David Pearson
6. David Pearson 16 49 1968
Ford (17, 84) Holman Moody, Roy Trantham David Pearson
8. Ned Jarrett 15 62 1964 Ford (11) Bondy Long Richard Petty
8. David Pearson 15 49 1966 Dodge (6) Cotton Owens David Pearson
10. Buck Baker 14 56 1956 Chrysler/Dodge (00, 87, 300, 300C, 301, 500B, 502); Ford (87, 31) Carl Kiekhaefer; James Satcher, John Whitford Buck Baker
10. Richard Petty 14 55 1963 Plymouth (43) Petty Enterprises Joe Weatherly

Photo: totalprosports.com

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