Tuesday, April 16, 2013

LVH Super Book Posts Jimmie Johnson as 6-to-1 Favorite to Win 2013 Kansas STP 400

Kansas Speedway runs most similar to Las Vegas 
LAS VEGAS - Jimmie Johnson may not have a top-five finish on any of the three down force track runs this season, but the LVH SuperBook still has him as the 6-to-1 favorite to win Sunday’s STP 400 at Kansas Speedway.

What Johnson does have going for him this week is history, as his has been the best on the 1.5-mile track since it opened in 2001. He has a track-best eighth-place average finish, and his two wins (2008, 2011) are tied with three other drivers for the most.

The next driver listed on the odds board is Kyle Busch at 7-to-1. Although Busch doesn’t have Johnson’s history at Kansas, he has been the best on the tracks most similar to this one this season. He’s never had a top five at Kansas in his 11 starts, but he finished in the top five at Las Vegas, Fontana and Texas, including winning at two of them.

Because of the new Gen-6 car, we don't put as much emphasis on history and focus more of what has happened in 2013. That suggests Busch should probably be the favorite. The Toyotas, especially from the Joe Gibbs stable, have dominated on these type of tracks this season, and no Ford or Chevy drivers have shown they are near the same plateau Toyota has consistently displayed.

Read More Here......LVH Odds to win STP 400

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