AAA Texas 500
Texas Motor Speedway
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 12:19 pm (PDT)
Rating Driver Odds Practice 1 Qualifying Practice 2 Practice 3
1. Kyle Busch 8/1 15th 29th 1st 1st
Tied best Texas finish with third in April; leading with 3 laps to go in this 2009 race.
2. Kurt Busch 12/1 22nd 6th 8th 4th
Won this race last year, finished fourth in April. Using winning Coca-Cola 600 chassis.
3. Jimmie Johnson 7/2 9th 17th 11th 10th
2007 winner; finished third in April. Using third-place Charlotte chassis this week.
4. Greg Biffle 12/1 1st 2nd 10th 18th
2005 winner; finished 10th in April. Using winning chassis from Pocono this week.
5. Carl Edwards 12/1 2nd 3rd 2nd 14th
Swept 2008 season; second fastest consecutive 10 lap averages during second practice.
6. Tony Stewart 10/1 17th 11th 6th 17th
2006 winner; using winning California chassis from Oct 10 race. 13.4 average finish.
7. Denny Hamlin 6/1 29th 30th 18th 24th
Won Texas race in April; has the best track’s average finish at 9.6. Using new car.
8. Martin Truex Jr. 50/1 8th 21st 3rd 3rd
Finished ninth in April; 13.9 average finish at Texas in 10 career starts. Very fast in final practices.
9. David Ragan 100/1 12th 5th 22nd 2nd
Third fastest average speeds during final practice session. Should be one of his best career runs.
10. Clint Bowyer 20/1 25th 7th 9th 27th
15.3 average finish in nine starts; top average speed in practice #2. Using runner-up Fontana car.
Note: The October 16 race at Texas’ sister track in Charlotte can be used as a great barometer for who will do well this week due to the recent notes acquired on the similar high banked 1.5-mile track.
Odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book.
Micah Roberts, a former Race and Sports Book Director, has been setting NASCAR lines in Las Vegas since 1995. He currently writes for multiple publications covering all sports. He can be reached at MM.Roberts7Gmail.com.