Saturday, November 6, 2010

Final Texas Driver Ratings Following All Practice Sessions

Micah Roberts Top 10 Driver Ratings
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

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