Saturday, September 17, 2011

Final Chicagoland Driver Ratings Follwing All Practice/Qualifying Sessions

Micah Roberts Top 10 Driver Ratings
Geico 400
Chicagoland Speedway
Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 11:16 am (PDT)

Rating    Driver     Odds      Practice 1   Practice 2   Qualified   Kansas*

 1. Jeff Gordon 9/1                 26th             6th            23rd          4th   
2006 winner; leads all drivers with an 8.6 average finish in 10 starts.
 2. Matt Kenseth 6/1               29th             3rd            1st            6th
Runner up in 2005 and 2007; using 10th-place Michigan chassis this week.
 3. Kurt Busch 8/1                  11th             19th           3rd            9th
Five top-10 finishes in 10 starts; using 10th-place New Hampshire car this week.
 4. Carl Edwards 7/1              19th             10th           5th            5th
Runner-up last season, 18.3 average finish; using brand new chassis this week.
 5. Jimmie Johnson 8/1          36th              8th           12th           7th
One of five tracks to have never won at; averages a 10th-place finish in nine starts.
 6. Kevin Harvick 15/1            28th              5th           30th          11th
Won the first two races ever held on track; using brand new chassis this week.
 7. Kyle Busch 8/1                   4th              44th            9th          12th
2008 winner, finished third in 2007; using brand new chassis this week.
 8. David Reutimann 30/1       1st              20th           29th          22nd  
2010 winner; had the best 10-consecutive lap average during the first practice session.
 9. Mark Martin 50/1                3rd             26th           25th          21st
2009 winner with 12.8 average finish in 10 starts; using eighth-place Brickyard car.
10. Brad Keselowski 8/1         13th            28th            6th           1st
Success at Kansas should translate well; using brand new chassis this week.

* Results from the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway on June 5, 2011. Kansas runs the most similar to Chicagoland among all the 1.5-mile tracks. 
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 or follow MicahRoberts7 on Twitter.

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