Saturday, August 14, 2010

CARFAX 400 Driver Ratings: Michigan International Speedway - August 15

Micah Roberts Top 10 Driver Ratings
Michigan International Speedway
Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 10:16 am (PDT)

Rating    Driver     Odds           Practice 1  Qualifying  Practice 2  Practice 3

 1. Greg Biffle 15/1                     5th             6th              1st              5th  
Two-time Michigan winner with a career 12.8 average finish; using Chicago chassis.
 2. Kevin Harvick 15/1                3rd             8th             15th            4th 
Using runner-up chassis from Fontana and Indy; no top-fives at Michigan since 2003.
 3. Jimmie Johnson 4/1                6th             2nd             7th              1st  
Using chassis that led 92 laps at Chicago; 0-17 all-time at Michigan, finished sixth in June.
 4. Jeff Burton 15/1                     1st            11th             4th              6th    
Consistent fast average speeds in final practices; using chassis that finished eighth at Pocono.
 5. Kurt Busch 8/1                      11th           13th             5th              8th 
Two-time Michigan, the last coming in 2007. Using a brand new chassis this week.
 6. Carl Edwards 15/1                 4th            24th             9th             11th    
Two-time Michigan winner holds the all-time track record with a 6.6 average finish.
 7. Tony Stewart 12/1                 9th             4th             13th            10th
Won 2000 Michigan race and has a 12.1 average finish. Using fifth-place Michigan car from June.
 8. Kasey Kahne 15/1                22nd           1st               3rd            13th   
Won 2006 Michigan race; has a 15.1 average finish that includes six top-five finishes in 13 starts.
 9. Juan Pablo Montoya 20/1      2nd            5th             11th             9th  
Had his best Michigan practices ever using same car from June. Won 2000 Michigan CART race.
10. Jeff Gordon 10/1                  20th           36th            16th             3rd 
Two-time Michigan winner with 18 top-fives in 25 starts; runner-up in both 2009 races.
Note: The June 13 Michigan race was won by Denny Hamlin, followed by Kahne, Ku.Busch, Gordon and Stewart.

Odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book.

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