Friday, July 2, 2010

Top 10 COKE ZERO Driver Ratings Following All Practices

Micah Roberts Top 10 Driver Ratings
Coke Zero 400
Daytona International Speedway
Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 4:49 pm (PDT)

Rating    Driver     Odds       Practice 1  Practice 2  Daytona 500*  Aaron’s 499*      
 1. Kevin Harvick 10/1              13th           22nd             7th                    1st
Using same from Daytona 500 that led the most laps. Won 2010 Bud Shootout at Daytona.
 2. Jamie McMurray 15/1         21st           N/A              1st                    2nd
Best combined plate race finishes in 2010 with a win and runner-up; three career plate wins.
 3. Kyle Busch 10/1                  11th           25th             14th                   9th
Two career plate wins in career coming in 2008. Using back-up car after wreck in Thursday practice.
 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1        30th           29th              2nd                  13th
Seven career plate wins; last coming in 2004. Using Talladega Chassis that finished 12th.
 5. Greg Biffle 30/1                    7th            2nd               3rd                   17th
Won first Cup race ever at Daytona in 2003. Using chassis that led 27 laps in Daytona 500.
 6. Juan Pablo Montoya 20/1    22nd         10th              10th                  3rd  
Two straight top-10 finishes at Daytona. Using 10th-place Chassis from Daytona 500.
 7. Kurt Busch 15/1                   9th            21st              14th                  8th
Best Driver to have never won a plate race. Four straight top-five finishes in summer Daytona race.
 8. Jeff Burton 15/1                   8th           12th              11th                  32nd
Won this race in 2000; will be using new chassis this week. Led most laps at Talladega in April.
 9. Clint Bowyer 15/1                 2nd            6th               4th                    7th
Active leader in career average finish of 12.3 at Daytona. Debuts new chassis this week.
10. Tony Stewart 10/1               5th            30th             22nd                 16th
Three time winner of this race including last year. Coming in hot with four straight top-10’s.
Race Lineup will be set by drivers points due to qualifying rain out.

* Daytona 500 results from February and Talladega Results from April relevant because there are only four restrictor plate races a season.

Note: This is the first race at Daytona using the new spoiler; it was used at Talladega.

Odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book.

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