Saturday, November 19, 2016

Final Homestead-Miami Driver Ratings following all practice sessions

Jimmie Johnson looking good in attempt to win seventh Sprint Cup title.
Micah Roberts' Sprint Cup Driver Ratings
Ford EcoBoost 400
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 12:03 pm PT

RATING  DRIVER    ODDS                  PRACTICE 1             QUALIFIED         PRACTICE 2       PRACTICE 3 
  1. Jimmie Johnson (C) 7/2         5th                 14th               1st                 10th
Two-time runner-up in 15 starts; no wins, but he's never been in Chase situation where he had to.
 2. Carl Edwards (C) 7/1              9th                 10th               3rd                 2nd 
Two-time winner with 9.2 average in 12 starts; best 10-consecutive lap average in practice 2.
 3. Kevin Harvick 6/1                  15th                  1st              20th                 11th
2014 winner, Cup champion; three-time runner-up and series-best 7.2 average (15 starts).
 4. Martin Truex Jr. 8/1               2nd                  6th                7th                 1st 
2006 runner-up with 10.1 average finish in 11 starts; two 2016 wins, 883 laps led on 1.5-mile tracks.
 5. Chase Elliott 10/1                 10th                  5th               2nd                 5th
Making track debut in Cup car; fourth on last 1.5-mile track (Texas); practiced well on long runs.
 6. Joey Logano (C) 7/1               4th                 13th               6th                  8th
Career-best fourth-place last season, 17.7 average in seven starts. Momentum from Phoenix win.
 7. Kyle Busch (C) 5/1                 8th                  9th              28th                 14th
2015 winner, which gave him the championship; two 2016 wins, 7.8 average in 10 races on 1.5s .
 8. Ryan Newman 100/1              1st                   3rd               9th                   3rd
Career-best runner-up in 2014, finished second in Chase. Had his best practice sessions of season.
 9. Denny Hamlin 20/1                11th                  4th              16th                  7th 
Two-time winner (2009, 2013), 10.7 average; second-best 10-consecutive lap average in practice 2.
10. Matt Kenseth 12/1                13th                  7th              11th                  6th
2007 winner, fifth-place average past three starts; sixth-place average in past three races on 1.5s. .

Note: This is the 11th race of the 36-race season on a 1.5-mile track, but its the only track featuring a high-banked paperclip layout.

(C) denotes driver eligible to win 2016 Sprint Cup Championship.

Odds courtesy of Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

Micah Roberts, a former sports book director, has been been setting NASCAR lines in Las Vegas since 1994. Follow on Twitter @MicahRoberts7

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