Saturday, July 24, 2010

Brickyard 400 Final Driver Ratings Following All Practice Sessions

Micah Roberts Top 10 Driver Ratings
Brickyard 400
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 10:16 am (PDT)

Rating    Driver     Odds       Practice 1  Practice 2   Qualifying  Practice 3   Practice 4

 1. Jeff Burton 18/1                  6th             19th              10th             1st                2nd                                            
Using same chassis that had a strong run at Pocono. Most impressive during Saturday practices.                  
 2. Juan Pablo Montoya 5/1     1st              1st               1st              14th              18th
The 2000 Indy 500 winner led 116 laps in last years race; Debuting new chassis this week.                            
 3. Jimmie Johnson 9/4           2nd              5th               2nd             13th               6th
Won the last two Indy races; has three overall. Using fifth-place Pocono chassis this week.                                    
 4. Kevin Harvick 15/1            33rd              6th               9th              3rd               12th                      
Won 2003 Indy race; has career average finish of 10.8 in nine races. Using Dover chassis.
 5. Tony Stewart 10/1             10th             26th             15th            19th               27th
Two-time Indy winner; one of two drivers with a career average finish in top-10 (8.5).                                  
 6. Mark Martin 40/1               15th             3rd                3rd              8th                5th                          
Using same chassis that led 14 laps en route to runner-up finish in last years Indy race.
 7. Clint Bowyer 20/1              13th             4th                6th              2nd                3rd                        
Debuting new chassis this week; best career Indy finish was fourth-place during rookie season.
 8. Jeff Gordon 9/1                 17th             17th              8th              18th              15th
Leads all driver with four Indy wins, the last coming in 2004; has career average finish of 8.6.                                    
 9. Kasey Kahne 15/1             16th             13th              24th             4th                8th                                  
Fastest average speeds during happy hour; using chassis that finished runner-up at Michigan.
10. Denny Hamlin 10/1            9th             18th              18th             18th              10th                                  
Won at similar track of Pocono this year. Best career finish at Indy was third-place in 2008.    
Note: The one track similar to Indy on the circuit is Pocono because of the long straightaways and flat, sweeping turns each possess.

Odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book.


Gene Haddock said...

Thanks for the info, Fireball. I'm looking at JPM to make amends for last year, and win on Sunday. JJ, top 3. Maybe pulling off the W with pit work.

Fireballr7 said...

If anyone deserves a win, it would be JPM. He is well over due with the type of rides he's had the last two years.