With both practices in the books and only qualifying yet to go, let’s get to handicapping the matchups that the folks at Don Best (http://www.donbest.com/) have loaded for this Saturday Night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at the famed Darlington Raceway.
Although Regan Smith shocked the NASCAR world last year with arguably the most improbable victory since Derrike Cope in the 1990 Daytona 500, Darlington Raceway, with its unique shape and very tight racing grooves, is a true “drivers” track. The cream usually rises to the top and the matchup prices will reflect this much more so than usual.
NOTE: All driver averages and driver ratings mentioned will refer to only the LAST 7 races run at
NOTE #2: I will update prices if need be based upon qualifying results later this afternoon.
As usual, I will quote my prices on these matchups based upon a 30 cent line (-150 favorite = +120 underdog).