NASCAR Betting – Top disappointments of the season…..so far
|Written by Gaby Varji|
|Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:25|
Those looking at Final Four odds know all about busts and disappointments, as they’ve had to endure a season with the likes of North Carolina and UConn failing to make the NCAA Tournament. It’s still too early to call any of these drivers busts as the season is just two months old, but they need to turn it around quick.
His teammate at JGR, Denny Hamlin, would also be on this list if not for his spectacular win at Martinsville, but instead, it’s just Busch, who has just one top-10 this season, and that came at Bristol, which ironically has had his worst starting position. Is Busch stretching himself too thin by trying to defend his Nationwide title, in addition to getting his trucks team off the ground? Oh yeah, he got engaged, too.
Juan Pablo Montoya
Montoya has bad luck with parts, and getting caught in wrecks, which is why he’s in 25th spot in the standings right now. Last year showed that the No.42 team would be a threat in your online sportsbook if they could get some breaks and stay out of trouble, but Montoya may have to be more aggressive to make up for some early-season mistakes. However, Mark Martin did it last year.
Outside of Edwards’ dust-up with Brad Keselowski at Atlanta, you would barely know that the No.99 car has been in races this season. However, Edwards may be on an upswing with top-10s at Bristol and Martinsville, two places that can ruin your day. If he can keep his wits about him, Edwards can challenge for the title, but he has to keep his temper in check.
Kahne is to NASCAR betting what Texas was to NCAA basketball betting: lots of promise and the talent is there, but something just isn’t right with the No.9 team. Other than the race at Atlanta, Kahne hasn’t looked like winning any race yet this year, and we’re not sure if the switch from Dodge to Ford is doing anything. Kahne will probably be the biggest free agent on the market after this season (and possibly before), and I wouldn’t bet on his being with this team next year.
Ragan was tipped for big things last year after almost making the Chase in 2008, but after two top-10s in 2009, he has yet to break into the top 10 this season, and sometimes you forget that the No.6 car is still active. It’s amazing what one bad season can do, and now it just seems like it’s a matter of confidence for the 24-year-old. He has the talent, but talent alone will not lead you to sports betting wins.