Saturday, October 2, 2010

Kansas Price Chopper 400 Driver Ratings Following All Practice Sessions

Micah Roberts Top 10 Driver Ratings
Price Chopper 400
Kansas Speedway
Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 10:16 am (PDT)

Rating    Driver     Odds   Practice 1  Qualifying  Practice 2  Practice 3

 1. Jeff Gordon 7/1              18th              3rd             2nd             5th 
Two-time winner with track best 8.9 average finish. Has lead 393 laps on 1.5-mile tracks this season.
 2. Greg Biffle 10/1              15th              5th             5th              3rd 
2007 winner with top-three finishes in five of last six Kansas races; new car this week.
 3. Kurt Busch 12/1              13th              9th            1st              12th 
Has led 393 laps on 1.5-mile tracks this season, including wins at Atlanta and Charlotte.
 4. Jimmie Johnson 7/2        3rd              21st            6th              2nd 
2008 win was his only top-five finish in eight starts. Using third-place Atlanta chassis this week.
 5. Tony Stewart 12/1          12th             14th           18th            23rd 
Two time Kansas winner, including last year. Using winning Atlanta chassis this week.
 6. Matt Kenseth 20/1          11th              8th             3rd             13th 
Leads all drivers with a 10.2 average finish in the six races on 1.5-mile tracks this year.
 7. Carl Edwards 10/1          6th               31st           10th             7th 
13.3 average finish in six starts; runner-up in 2008. Using third-place Michigan chassis this week.
 8. Mark Martin 75/1            DNP            28th           17th             1st 
2005 winner has three top-six finishes on 1.5-mile tracks this year. Using fourth-place Fontana chassis.
 9. Jamie McMurray 25/1     5th               22nd           23rd            8th 
Using same chassis this week that was runner-up at Darlington and fifth at Chicagoland.
10. Kyle Busch 7/1              24th              19th           21st            14th  
No top-fives in seven starts at Kansas; using fifth-place Atlanta chassis this week.                                    

Note: Kansas Speedway is one of seven 1.5-mile tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit, but it’s banking is much flatter than the others with Chicagoland Speedway being the most similar.            

Odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book.

Write-up available later this evening.

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