Saturday, August 7, 2010

Watkins Glen Driver Ratings: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen

Micah Roberts Top 10 Driver Ratings
Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen
Watkins Glen International
Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 10:16 am (PDT)

Rating    Driver     Odds     Practice 1   Practice 2   Qualifying     Sonoma

 1. Tony Stewart 7/2               22nd           6th             6th              9th
All-time track leader with five career wins; six straight finishes on no worse than runner-up.
 2. Marcos Ambrose 7/2         7th             3rd            11th             6th
Finished runner-up and third in only two Cup starts at The Glen; won last three Nationwide races.
 3. Juan Pablo Montoya 8/1    6th            2nd             3rd              10th
Fourth and sixth-place finishes in his last two Watkins Glen starts; great practices Friday.
 4. Greg Biffle 60/1                 1st             1st              7th              7th
Dialed in strong during both practices; lots of momentum coming off of huge win at Pocono.
 5. Kyle Busch 8/1                  11th           7th             10th             39th
Swept 2008 road course season; will be using same chassis from Sonoma.
 6. Kevin Harvick 12/1            18th           5th             20th             3rd
2006 winner at The Glen who is using a brand new chassis this week.
 7. Carl Edwards 30/1            10th           11th            1st              29th
8.8 career average Watkins Glen finish that include two top-five finishes.
 8. Kurt Busch 25/1                 5th             4th             5th              32nd
Using same chassis that was running in top-five at Sonoma until punted by Jeff Gordon.
 9. Jimmie Johnson 8/1          29th           13th            9th              1st
Three career top-fives at The Glen; using winning Sonoma chassis this week.
10. Jeff Gordon 8/1                30th           39th           16th             5th
Terrible Practice, but series leading nine road course wins make him a contender alone.  

* June 20 Sonoma Results, the only other road course NASCAR Sprint Cup event of the year.                    

Odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book.

Write-up to Follow Later

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