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NASCAR betting: Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 preview

Greg Engle is the editor of the racing blog CupScene.com and covers the Sprint Cup Series for the Examiner. You can follow him on Twitter @cupscene.

This Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway equates to a roll of the dice for the 43-car field.

For the 12 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, this could be the race that solidifies their spot in the field, moves them up the leaderboard, or sends them packing.
 
With its high speeds and unpredictable nature, the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway will provide edge-of-the-seat action and challenges for teams and drivers found nowhere else in the final 10 races.
 
Brad Keselowski wasn’t expected to win at Dover last week. Looking at his stats there - he had never finished better than 12th - left him off the favorites list. But B.K. defied those odds and scored his fifth victory of the season and his second in the Chase. He also retook the points lead. Keselowski has two wins here including a victory in the spring race. With two wins in the Chase and his win here earlier this season, Keselowski has a ton of confidence heading into Sunday’s race.
 
“I really don’t feel like we have any weaknesses on our team,” he told the media. “In our two Chase wins we’ve won on pure speed and we won on fuel mileage. To me that’s covering all of your bases. Now we get to part of the schedule where I think our strengths will shine. I love racing at Talladega. We have a lot of confidence going back there as the winner of the spring race. There is still a lot of racing left to go in this Chase, but I like our position in the standings, for sure.”

Check out the rest of Greg's Sam Roadside Assistance 500 preview and get his picks to win Sunday's race.

Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 odds (Courtesy of JustBet)


Kyle Busch 10-1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 10-1
Matt Kenseth 10-1
Denny Hamlin 12-1
Kevin Harvick 12-1
Jimmie Johnson 12-1
Brad Keselowski 12-1
Greg Biffle 15-1
Carl Edwards 15-1
Clint Bowyer 15-1
Jeff Gordon 15-1
Kasey Kahne 15-1
Tony Stewart 15-1
Martin Truex Jr. 18-1
Joey Lagano 20-1
Jeff Burton 25-1
Jamie McMurray 30-1
Marcos Ambrose 40-1
Michael Waltrip 40-1
Paul Menard 40-1
Ryan Newman 50-1
Kurt Busch 50-1
Juan Montoya 50-1
Trevor Bayne     50-1
Sam Hornish, Jr. 60-1
Aric Almirola 75-1
Regan Smith 75-1
Bobby Labonte 100-1
Dave Blaney 100-1
David Ragan 100-1
David Gilliland 100-1
Field (Any Other Driver) 30-1

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