Friday, May 6, 2016

Johnson and Harvick favored to win 2016 400 at Kansas

Review what happened in all the 1.5-mile tracks run at so far for Kansas.
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has opened Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick as 5-to-1 co-favorites to win Saturday night's 400 at Kansas Speedway. This will be the 11th race of the season and fourth of 11 on 1.5-mile tracks.

To find out what driver has the best chance at winning, you'll want look over past Kansas history, but the best idea might be to look at what happened in the first three races on 1.5-mile tracks, as well as Fontana's 2-mile layout where the new low downforce package was a prominent factor. Johnson won at Atlanta and Fontana, Brad Keselowski won at Las Vegas and Kyle Busch won at Texas.

Last season it was Johnson winning at Texas in April and then coming back a month later to win at Kansas. Looking at Texas, the most recent race on 1.5-mile track, could be the proper angle to follow again, but Kurt Busch (12/1) has a different theory on how Kansas should run this week.

"We should see a lot of the similarities to Las Vegas because of the amount of grip level in the track," he said. "It won’t be like Texas, it won’t be like Atlanta, it will be more like Vegas."

If it does run more like Las Vegas as Busch suggests, note that Team Penske finished 1-2 and Johnson was third while leading the most lap (76).

Let's take a look at all of the Westgate's odds to win and break down each driver's resume:

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