Micah Roberts Top 10 Driver Ratings
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 11:16 am (PDT)
Rating Driver Odds Practice 1 Qualified Practice 2 Practice 3
1. Jimmie Johnson 5/1 4th 10th 1st 3rd
Three-time winner with the last coming in 2010; using new chassis this week.
2. Kevin Harvick 7/1 11th 6th 3rd 9th
2006 winner; using same chassis this week that won at Martinsville and Richmond.
3. Jeff Gordon 6/1 3rd 7th 5th 2nd
Three-time winner, the last coming in 1998; four runner-up finishes since 2004.
4. Kyle Busch 10/1 23rd 8th 7th 5th
2006 winner with only two top-five finishes in 10 races since; new car this week.
5. Tony Stewart 6/1 14th 20th 11th 28th
Two-time winner, the last coming in 2005; using runner-up car from July NHMS race.
6. Ryan Newman 15/1 1st 1st 9th 6th
Three-time winner, site of his first and last win; using winning car from July NHMS race.
7. Kasey Kahne 40/1 2nd 2nd 14th 7th
Finished sixth in July race and had one of the better overall final two practice sessions.
8. Jeff Burton 40/1 9th 18th 2nd 4th
Four-time winner, the last coming in 2000; best 10-consecutive lap average of practice.
9. Denny Hamlin 8/1 19th 28th 22nd 15th
2007 winner with a track best 7.2 average finish in 11 career starts; finished third in July.
10. Kurt Busch 15/1 32nd 5th 17th 22nd
Three-time winner, the last coming in 2008; using brand new chassis this week
Note: Races run at Richmond, Martinsville and Phoenix this season can serve as a good barometer for handicapping New Hampshire due to the relatively flat banking on each.
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 VegasInsider.com or follow MicahRoberts7 on Twitter.