Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Hampshire Top 10 Driver Ratings Following All Practice Sessions

Micah Roberts Top 10 Driver Ratings
Lenox Industrial Tools 301
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 10:16 am (PDT)

Rating    Driver     Odds       Practice 1    Qualifying   Practice 2   Practice 3      
 1. Jimmie Johnson 9/2           2nd                 10th             1st                1st
Using 10th-place Richmond chassis; Best average speeds during Saturday practices.
 2. Kyle Busch 7/1                    8th                 22nd            2nd                3rd                  
Won 2005 NHMS race; Won at Richmond, a track that requires similar set-up.
 3. Jeff Gordon 7/1                   6th                 16th             7th                4th    
Three-time NHMS winner; average finish of 11.4. Finished runner-up at Richmond and Phoenix.
 4. Ryan Newman 35/1            5th                  5th              3rd                25th        
Using same chassis that won at Phoenix; two-time winner at NHMS with average finish of 13.8.
 5. Jeff Burton 15/1                  9th                 17th             9th                 2nd      
All-time track leader with four wins. Using same chassis that finished fourth at Richmond.
 6. Kurt Busch 12/1                  3rd                  3rd              8th                 9th      
Three-time NHMS winner with last coming in 2008. Using Fontana chassis this week.
 7. Juan Pablo Montoya 20/1   1st                  1st              12th               8th    
Using third-place chassis from 2009 NHMS fall race. Finished fifth and sixth at Phoenix and Richmond.
 8. Tony Stewart 15/1              4th                  25th             15th               5th    
Had one of his best practices of the year. Using chassis that recently tested well at flat Milwaukee Mile.
 9. Clint Bowyer 15/1               12th                 9th               5th               10th
Won 2007 NHMS race; using seventh-place Charlotte chassis this week. Good flat track driver.    
10. Mark Martin 20/1                7th                  4th              11th              22nd        
Won the fall NHMS race last year; average finish of 10.7. Using fourth-place Phoenix chassis
Note: New Hampshire’s flat one-mile layout requires a similar set-up to Phoenix and Richmond.                  

Odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book.

Micah Roberts, a former race and sports Director, has been setting NASCAR lines in Las Vegas since 1995. He currently writes for multiple publications covering all sports. He can be reached at

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