Friday, October 14, 2011

Final Charlotte Bank of America 500 Driver Ratings Following All Practice Sessions

Micah Roberts Top 10 Driver Ratings
Bank of America 500
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 4:46 pm (PDT)

Rating    Driver     Odds     Practice 1  Qualified  Practice 2  Practice 3

 1. Jimmie Johnson 9/2            10th           9th            10th             4th
Six-time winner with 20 Chase wins in 74 starts; using fourth-place Pocono chassis.
 2. Jeff Gordon 8/1                   27th          23rd           32nd            8th
Five-time winner, including first career win. Finished 20th in May race; last win came in 2007
 3. Kasey Kahne 20/1                1st            8th             2nd             1st
Three-time winner, the last coming in 2008; top 10-consecutive lap average in practice.
 4. Tony Stewart 10/1               11th           1st              5th            16th
2003 winner, his one and only win on the track; using sixth-place Indianapolis chassis this week.
 5. Kurt Busch 12/1                  24th          20th             4th             10th
2010 winner, finished fourth in May; using fourth-place car from Charlotte and Atlanta.
 6. Greg Biffle 18/1                    3rd            5th            17th             3rd
Runner-up in 2008, finished fifth in this race last year; the best of the Roush drivers in practice.
 7. Kyle Busch 7/1                    13th          25th             6th             13th
Has finished eighth or better in last eight of 10 Charlotte races; debuts brand new chassis.
 8. Kevin Harvick 12/1              19th          14th            19th            25th
2011 winner, his only top-five finish in 21 starts; using 22nd-place Michigan chassis this week.
 9. Ryan Newman 35/1             16th           6th             3rd              6th
Runner-up in 2009; strong practices Friday using a chassis that making it‘s debut runs.
10. Matt Kenseth 12/1              15th           2nd             24th           26th
2000 winner, his first career win; using winning Texas and Michigan runner-up chassis.

Note: This is the second race run at Charlotte this season. The first race, held on May 29, was won by Kevin Harvick who led only two laps on the day. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel while leading on the last lap.
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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