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Sharpie 500 Betting Odds Preview

Written by Andrew Scofield   
Friday, 21 August 2009 20:30

Sharpie 500 Betting Preview at BSN SportsBrian Vickers will try to continue his late push for a berth in the Chase for the Cup on Saturday night when he takes the track at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Sharpie 500.

Vickers took the checkered flag last time out in the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Jeff Gordon was second at that event, with Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, and Sam Hornish Jr. rounding out the day's Top 5 drivers.

Casey Mears, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer, David Reutimann, and Denny Hamlin also picked up Top-10 results at Michigan. Kasey Kahne was 11th, Matt Kenseth was 14th, Ryan Newman was 15th, Tony Stewart was 17th, Juan Montoya was 19th, Greg Biffle was 20th, Kyle Busch was 23rd, Mark Martin was 31st, Jimmie Johnson was 33rd, and Kurt Busch was 36th.

Johnson, who ran out of gas at Michigan, dropped to third place in the driver standings heading into Bristol, 303 points back of Stewart. Gordon sits 284 points behind first in second place after 23 events. Edwards, Hamlin, Kurt Busch, Montoya, Kahne, Newman, Biffle, Kenseth, and Martin make up the rest of the current Top 12.

Vickers' win at Michigan moved him to within 12 points of 12th-place Martin for the final Chase berth. Bowyer is 14th in the current standings, 58 points back of Martin. Kyle Busch, who dropped to 15th place, is 70 points behind Martin.

Kyle Busch, though, won the Food City 500 at Bristol back in 2009, and he also picked up a win on the track in 2007. Edwards won the Sharpie 500 in both 2008 and 2007, while Kenseth turned that trick in 2006 and 2005.

Gordon and Kurt Busch lead all active Cup drivers with five career victories at Bristol. Martin has two wins on the track, most recently in 1998. Stewart, Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, and Jeff Burton have a single Bristol win apiece.

After racing at Bristol the drivers of the Sprint Cup Series will move on to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Pep Boys Auto 500 on September 6. The circuit will then race at Richmond before beginning the Chase in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire on September 20.

 
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