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NASCAR betting: STP 400 preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup series shifts to Kansas this weekend for the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Denny Hamlin won the spring 2012 event at the 1.5-mile track, but will miss this year's spring event after hurting his back in the race at Auto Club Speedway earlier this season.

Favorite: Jimmie Johnson (+600)

Johnson has two wins, five top-fives, 11 top-10s and three poles in 13 career starts at Kansas Speedway. He ranks first out of 50 drivers with an average place of 7.2 at KS over the last eight seasons.

Live dog: Tony Stewart (+2,000)

Stewart has two wins, six top-fives and nine top-10s in 14 starts at Kansas Speedway with an average finish of 10.4.

Long shot: Mark Martin (+4,000)

Martin has one win, two top-fives, five top-10s and one pole in 14 starts at this track. He ranks sixth out of 50 drivers with an average place of 12.3 at Kansas over the past eight seasons.

Key stat: No active driver has scored his or her first Cup race win or pole at Kansas.

Notable quotable:


"I've lived through it and good teams survive, good teams and drivers will always survive, but it'll put a lot of stress in their world," Johnson said. "We'll see how they respond to it, but once they get some normalcy back to their life, they'll be at the front of the pack." Jimmie Johnson on last weekend’s Penske incident.

Odds to win the STP 400 courtesy of JustBet:

Jimmie Johnson 6-1
Greg Biffle 6-1
Kyle Busch 7-1
Kasey Kahne 8-1
Carl Edwards 8-1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8-1
Brad Keselowski 8-1
Matt Kenseth 8-1
Jeff Gordon 12-1
Kevin Harvick 15-1
Clint Bowyer 15-1
Martin Truex Jr. 15-1
Tony Stewart 20-1
Joey Logano 25-1
Brian Vickers 25-1
Aric Almirola 40-1
Mark Martin 40-1
Kurt Busch 40-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 60-1
Ryan Newman 60-1
Jamie McMurray 75-1
Marcos Ambrose 75-1
Paul Menard 75-1
Elliott Sadler 100-1
Juan Montoya 100-1
Jeff Burton 200-1
Danica Patrick 300-1
Casey Mears 300-1
Regan Smith 300-1
Field 50-1

Lines as of Friday afternoon.

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Posted by masjes
1 year ago

Kenseth is my pick
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Posted by stats1
1 year ago

FYI u won't find Kenseth ANYWHERE at 8-1 he is the favorite at 4 or 5-1!!!! Good long shot this week is almirola live dog truex jr.. 4 sure!!!!! These lines r from thur. Not what they will b 2morrow!!!
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Posted by stats1
1 year ago

"FYI u won't find Kenseth ANYWHERE at 8-1 he is the favorite at 4 or 5-1!!!! Good long shot this week is almirola live dog truex jr.. 4 sure!!!!! These lines r from thur. Not what they will b 2morrow!!!"