Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ambrose posted as 7-to-2 favorite by LVH Super Book to win at Sonoma

Jeff Gordon has won five times at Somona, 7-to-1 this week 
LAS VEGAS -- The LVH SuperBook has installed Marcos Ambrose as the 7-to-2 favorite to win Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, the first of two road course events scheduled this season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. Ambrose has never won at Sonoma, but he has established himself over the past four seasons as one of the best road course drivers on the circuit. He has won the past two races at Watkins Glen and was eighth at Sonoma last season, where he led 11 of the 112 laps.

The 1.99-mile layout at Sonoma features 10-turns – both left and right – with elevation changes, and is much more technical than the faster course at Watkins Glen. More than half field will find themselves like fish out of water, which is why 10 drivers have odds at 15-to-1 or less while everyone else is 20-to-1 or higher.

When else are you going to see Kasey Kahne at 20-to-1, Denny Hamlin at 30-to-1 or Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle at 40-to-1? How about Dale Earnhardt Jr. at 100-to-1?

Jeff Gordon, who hails from nearby Vallejo, Calif., has won five times at Sonoma and is the co-second favorite at 7-to-1 odds, along with 2010 winner Jimmie Johnson and two-time winner Tony Stewart.

Gordon hasn’t won a road race since 2006 at Sonoma – his fifth at the track – but does claim nine road wins over his great career, which is two ahead of Stewart for the most in NASCAR history. Gordon’s 8.6 average finish in 20 starts at Sonoma is also a track record.

Read More Here....LVH Super Book Sonoma Odds

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