|Brad Keselowski looks like solid wager to win his first Michigan race.|
During Saturday's early session, Keselowski had the fifth fastest lap (197.395 mph) and then in the later 55-minute session he was second fastest (194.013 mph) while also having the second-best 10-consecutive lap average.
Micah Roberts' Top-10 Rated NASCAR Drivers
FireKeepers Casino 400
Michigan International Speedway
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 1:18 pm (ET)
Rating Driver Odds Practice 1 Qualified Practice 2 Practice 3
1. Brad Keselowski 8/1 8th 15th 5th 2nd
Runner-up in 2012; the Michigan native has finished 13th or better in past nine starts.
2. Jimmie Johnson 7/1 9th 16th 8th 3rd
2014 winner, his only win in 28 starts (16.8 avg.); Series leading 633 laps led over career.
3. Martin Truex Jr. 7/1 2nd 2nd 6th 7th
Runner-up twice in 2007, third in both 2015 races. Series leading 809 laps led in 2016.
4. Carl Edwards 8/1 3rd 11th 1st 17th
Two-time winner (2007, 2008) with the best average finish among all active drivers.
5. Kevin Harvick 5/1 5th 29th 13th 16th
2010 winner; runner-up in five of past six starts. Chassis: five top-2 finishes in eight starts.
6. Kyle Busch 8/1 13th 17th 2nd 18th
2011 winner, but 31st or worse in four of past fuve starts; 30th or worse in last three in 2016.
7. Joey Logano 8/1 17th 1st 3rd 9th
2013 winner and ninth or better in last six starts. Still searching for forst 2016, won six in 2015.
8. Matt Kenseth 8/1 30th 19th 14th 15th
Three-time winner, including last fall; 10.1 average finish is second-best, 14 top-fives is best.
9. Chase Elliott 18/1 1st 10th 18th 21st
Makes Cup debut on track, runner-up in Xfinity series last year. 10 top-10 finishes in 2016.
10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 18/1 4th 27th 9th 6th
Two-time winner (2008, 2012), runner-up last June -- averaged sixth-place finish in last four.
Note: The wide 2-mile layout is the sister track of Fontana, which Johnson won at on March 20.
Odds courtesy of the Westgate SuperBook.
Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director, has been setting NASCAR odds since 1994. Follow him on twitter @MicahRoberts7