Betus left the odds up during qualifying, so I am jumping on a couple of numbers while they are still there.
The Field +1200 - This has Ben Rhodes in it. Truck seems strong on the short runs.
Christopher Bell +2200 - Placed this earlier in the week, and looks like it is a donation to the book.
Larson - +650 - Once the tires go away on these trucks, I think he grinds his way to the front.
Good luck fellas.
Barely pulled a profit from Daytona Speedweeks as I skipped Denny for the 500. (+$25.00)
On to Atlanta where everyone is stating that the track is going to be slick today. This track eats up tires, so we will need the guys who protect their equipment.
Played three prior to qualifying
Carl - (10/1) - Carl is one of the drivers who should benefit from using these cars instead of the car of tomorrow. He seems to love Atlanta, and it appears Gibbs has a step up on everyone. $55.00
Brad (8/1) - I most likely will be on Brad on every 1.5 mile track where the tire wear will be an issue. He always seems to keep his equipment in working order for the long haul. $50.00
Denny (7.5/1) - The king of keeping his tires for the end of the run. $60.00
Truex - (15/1) - Added him after practice. Another driver that seems to love a slick track where the tires fall off greatly. $50.00
Good luck fellas, hopefully the momentum keeps up from Daytona.
3/1 on a restrictor plate track is insane, so call me crazy.
$150 - Junior 3/1
$75 Jimmie - 10/1
$75 - Logano - 9/1
No matter what, I'll leave Speedweeks on the plus side.
Denny Hamlin is paying for all of us to participate in the rest of Speedweeks for free.
Duel 1 - Shocked to see the price on Junior. Thought it would be about 3/1 or less.
Junior - 4.5/1 ($50.00)
Chase - I think Junior would actually be content to push Chase to the win if given the opportunity. I think he will be the real deal right from the start. 9/1 ($30.00)
Kes - Having Logano in this race won't hurt, but I think the even bigger key is having Blaney with him. Blaney is a great pusher. He will not try to do anything to jeopardize a top spot, so I could easily see him sitting on Kes's butt the whole time. 7.5/1 ($30.00)
Duel 2 -
So far the only pick I like is Kenseth. With the Gibbs squad almost all together, I can see one of the three getting up front and staying. 5.5/1 ($30.00)
Let's repeat Saturday night fellas.
Odds for the Sprint Unlimited and Daytona 500 are up.
Going back to some of the older rules packages, and I think this gives us an opportunity to get some of the old restrictor plate studs at some large odds.
Junior - 6/1 (25.00)
Denny 15/1 (25.00)
Tony 20/1 (20.00)
Jamie Mac 25/1 (20.00)
Looking forward to this season. I really think Carl Edwards benefits from the new rules package. Also think the racing will be much better.