Friday, August 20, 2010

DRIVER RATINGS: IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol

Micah Roberts Top 10 Driver Ratings
IRWIN Tools Night Race
Bristol Motor Speedway
Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 4:46 pm (PDT)

Rating    Driver     Odds        Practice 1    Practice 2     Qualifying      Bristol*

 1. Jimmie Johnson 6/1            7th               4th              1st                1st
First Bristol win in 17 tries came in the spring; using sixth-place Michigan chassis this week.
 2. Carl Edwards 10/1              36th             2nd              2nd             6th
Two-time Bristol winner, both coming after 2007 repaving. Using Dover car this week.
 3. Tony Stewart 10/1               21st            14th              4th             2nd
2001 Bristol winner; using same car that led with seven laps to go finishing runner-up in spring.
 4. Jeff Gordon 12/1                  4th              5th              26th           14th
Five-time Bristol winner with the last coming in 2002; career average finish of 11.7 in 35 starts.
 5. Greg Biffle 10/1                    8th             32nd            21st             4th
Two straight fourth-place finishes at Bristol; using sixth place Dover chassis this week.
 6. Matt Kenseth 20/1               24th             6th              14th            5th
Two-time Bristol winner with the last coming in 2006; career average finish of 12.7 in 21 starts.
 7. Kyle Busch 6/1                    28th             20th            19th             9th
Three-time Bristol winner with an average finish of 5.7 in seven starts with the new COT.
 8. Ryan Newman 40/1             25th             1st               6th            16th
Average finish of 8.8 in last four Bristol starts; using same chassis from the spring race.
 9. Jamie McMurray 35/1          14th             7th              7th              8th
Great average speeds in both Friday practices. Five top-10 finishes in 15 Bristol starts.
10. Kurt Busch 7/1                    26th              23rd           20th             3rd
The five-time Bristol winner didn’t practice well; using same chassis that led 278 laps in the spring.
Note: Only two scheduled practice sessions at Bristol with the first being two-hours long.

* Results from the March 21, 2010 Bristol race.

Odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book.

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