NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400 Las Vegas Odds at Richmond Intl Raceway
Thursday, September 06, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
The field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup will be finalized at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night, with auto racing bettors getting another event on Sunday as the drivers of Formula 1 hit the pavement at the Italian Grand Prix.
Two of the 12 Chase berths are still up for grabs as NASCAR offers up the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday, with Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch in the driver's seat for those two spots in the playoffs. Kahne and Busch currently hold down the two Wild Card berths in the standings.
Six other drivers could still push their way into the Chase field, however, if things go their way on Saturday, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Paul Menard, Marcos Ambrose, Ryan Newman and Joey Logano. They'll be looking for nothing short of a win.
With the Chase getting underway next weekend Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, and Tony Stewart have already punched their tickets to the postseason.
Johnson leads all drivers at 2/1 on the NASCAR Las Vegas Futures Odds at Bovada Sportsbook to win the Sprint Cup this season, followed by Earnhardt Jr. at 8/1, Keselowski and Kahne at 9/1, and each of Biffle, Stewart, and Hamlin at 10/1.
Hamlin will be looking for his third win in a row on Saturday; he took the checkered flag in Bristol two weeks ago and in Atlanta last week. Hamlin has also won twice at Richmond in the past three years, with Busch winning on the track in each of 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Harvick won the Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond last September.
On the F1 circuit on Sunday it's McLaren's Lewis Hamilton listed as the 11/4 favorite on the Formula 1 Auto Racing Las Vegas Odds at Bovada Sportsbook to win the Italian Grand Prix, followed by Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen at 4/1, Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel at 9/2, and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and McLaren's Jenson Button both at 5/1.
Vettel won the Italian Grand Prix last season, with Button finishing second and Alonso ending up in third place. Hamilton was fourth that day; he's never won this race.
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