|Carl Edwards looked the best throughout all practices, but Kyle Busch's excellence at NHMS makes him the one to beat|
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 11:16 am (PT)
Rating Driver Odds Practice 1 Qualified Practice 2 Practice 3
1. Kyle Busch 5/1 14th 17th 18th 2nd
Two-time winner; second or better in four of past five starts. Outstanding final practice.
2. Kevin Harvick 9/2 11th 2nd 2nd 1st
2006 winner is in desperation mode to advance; best 10-consecutive lap average in practice 2.
3. Carl Edwards 12/1 1st 1st 1st 5th
No wins and only two top-fives in 22 career starts, but was the best overall during practices.
4. Brad Keselowski 5/1 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd
Won last season and was runner-up in July; track-best 10.3 average finish among actives.
5. Joey Logano 7/1 13th 8th 4th 11th
Two-time winner, including first career win; top-fives in past three races on similar flat tracks.
6. Denny Hamlin 10/1 16th 7th 8th 7th
Two-time winner with 10.6 average; loves flat tracks. Has a free roll with ticket into next round.
7. Matt Kenseth 8/1 10th 13th 9th 10th
2013 winner in first year with Gibbs; led 352 lap en route to win two weeks ago at Richmond.
8. Kurt Busch 12/1 5th 3rd 5th 9th
Three-time winner, the last in 2008; led 291 laps in April win at Richmond, a similar flat track.
9. Jimmie Johnson 10/1 2nd 5th 7th 4th
Three-time winner with 10.7 average finish; could surprise the stout Gibbs and Penske cars.
10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 20/1 6th 11th 6th 15th
Never won in 32 career starts, but did finish fifth in last two races held on similar tracks.
Note: Great handicapping tool for this race is to refer to the four races run earlier this season at Phoenix, Richmond and New Hampshire. All three tracks are flat and almost the same size which require similar set-ups. If good on one track, a driver should be good on the others.
Odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas Super Book.
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