Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Kevin Harvick favored at Charlotte despite current Gibbs run

Edwards Charlotte win in May kicked off JGR dominant run.
LAS VEGAS -- Four drivers have been eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup, and 12 move on as the Contender Round begins Saturday night on Charlotte Motor Speedway's high-banked layout. The Bank of America 500 is the eighth race on a 1.5-mile track this season, and second of five on the 10-race Chase schedule. This season’s first Sprint Cup race in Charlotte launched the Joe Gibbs Racing onslaught that has seen the organization win 11 of 18 races since Memorial Day weekend.

The JGR stable has been winning everywhere lately – 10 of the past 14 races overall – but it’s especially been impressive on the 1.5-mile tracks, where, if we include the non-points All-Star Race in Charlotte in May, they've won four straight.

Denny Hamlin got it all started by winning the $1 million check in the All-Star event. Carl Edwards won the following week in the Coca-Cola 600, Kyle Busch won at Kentucky in July with the low-down force aero package, and Hamlin kicked off the Chase with a win at Chicago four weeks ago.

Yes, JGR has everything going its way. So it may come as a shock to see Kevin Harvick posted as the 7-to-2 favorite at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook to win Saturday night’s race in Charlotte. However, after his performance last week at Dover – where he had to win for the first time in 30 starts to save his 2015 Chase life – let’s assume Harvick can do whatever he wants whenever he wants.

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