Saturday, May 14, 2011

Final Dover Driver Ratings Following All Practice Sessions

Micah Roberts Top 10 Driver Ratings
FedEx 400
Dover International Speedway
Sunday, March 15, 2011 - 10:16 pm (PDT)

Rating    Driver     Odds     Practice 1  Practice 2        Qualified  Bristol*  

 1. Jimmie Johnson 5/1          1st              23rd             1st          3rd           
Six time winner, including three of the last four run; using eighth-place Texas car.                                        
 2. Matt Kenseth 20/1            23rd             9th               24th        4th         
2006 winner with seven top five finishes in last 10 Dover starts; using new car.                
 3. Carl Edwards 8/1              30th             4th               13th       2nd                    
2007 winner with track best 7.7 average finish in 13 starts; using sixth-place Fontana car.       
 4. Kyle Busch 5/1                  6th              33rd              6th         1st    
Two time winner with six top five finishes; using runner-up Charlotte car from 2010.                   
 5. Kasey Kahne 25/1             4th              27th              4th         9th      
Fastest 10 consecutive lap average in final practice; led the most laps last week.                 
 6. Kevin Harvick 12/1            8th              31st             10th         6th                       
Only two top fives in 20 starts, but is using winning Fontana and runner-up Vegas car.
 7. A.J. Allmendinger 75/1      2nd             24th              2nd        31st
Led three times for 150 laps in the last Dover race; using Bristol chassis this week..                       
 8. Greg Biffle 20/1                 24th             3rd              12th        8th                       
2008 winner with average finish of 11th in 17 starts; using Martinsville chassis.
 9. Kurt Busch 15/1                22nd             1st               6th         7th                     
Tied career best finish of fourth in last Dover race run; new chassis this week.
10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 20/1     3rd              41st             3rd        11th 
2001 winner is using 12th-place Fontana car this week; outstanding first practice.

Note: Qualifying was washed away due to rain causing the starting lineup to be set by the top practice times from Friday.
* Results from the March 20, 2011 race at Bristol. Despite being a half-mile smaller, both concrete tracks run similar to each other.  

Odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book.

Micah Roberts, a former race and sports Director, has been setting NASCAR lines in Las Vegas since 1995. For more Roberts insights and post-practice analysis on the race, go to

No comments: