Saturday, November 21, 2015

Final Homestead Driver Ratings & Practice Notes

Who is is it going to be on Sunday?
Micah Roberts' Top-10 Rated NASCAR Drivers
Ford EcoBoost 400
Homestead-Miami Speedway         
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 12:15 pm (PT)      
Rating     Driver       Odds                     Practice 1             Qualified            Practice 2        Practice 3   
 1. Joey Logano 8/1                     12th               2nd                5th             1st
Eighth place in 2013, 20th-place average finish; won two of past three on 1.5-mile tracks.
 2. Kevin Harvick 7/2                     7th             13th                2nd          26th
2014 winner and track best 7.6 average  finish; using runner-up Charlotte chassis this week.
 3. Brad Keselowski 8/1              2nd               8th               24th          31st
Career-best third-place last season; best 10-consecutive lap average during practice 2.
 4. Carl Edwards 15/1                   1st                 7th                 3rd            4th
Two-time winner -- the last in 2010, 9.1 average finish; won on 1.5-mile track at Charlotte.
 5. Kyle Busch 6/1                        16th                3rd                 9th          17th
Career-best fourth-place in 2012, 23.2 average finish in 10 starts. Vegas proud, Bring title home!
 6. Denny Hamlin 15/1               13th                1st               12th          13th
Two-time winner, 10.8 average finish in 10 starts. Won on 1.5-mile track at Chicago and All-Star Race.
 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 20/1           4th               9th               20th            3rd
Career-best third-place in 2013, 20.3 average finish in 15 starts; good average speed in practice.
 8. Jimmie Johnson 7/1                5th             12th                 7th           21st
One of four tracks in series he's never won on -- two-time runner-up; four wins on 1.5s in 2015.
 9. Jeff Gordon 10/1                     30th               5th               15th            9th
2012 winner, 10.6 average; started all 16 Homestead races. Best 10-consecutive lap average in practice 3.
 10. Kasey Kahne 30/1                  6th              18th               10th           2nd 
Career-best fourth in 2006; sneaky fast on long runs. Might offer best value on the board this week.

Note: This is the 11th race of the season on a 1.5-mile track.

Odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas Super Book.

Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director, has been setting NASCAR odds since 1994. Follow him on twitter @MicahRoberts7 

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