NASCAR betting: Ford EcoBoost 400 preview

Nov 16, 2012 |
NASCAR betting: Ford EcoBoost 400 preview
Keselowski leads the Chase standings by 20 points heading into the final race of the year.
Keselowski leads the Chase standings by 20 points heading into the final race of the year.
Greg Engle is the editor of the racing blog and covers the Sprint Cup Series for the Examiner. You can follow him on Twitter @cupscene.

Sit down, strap in and hold on tight. Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway promises to be one wild ride.

The final race in the long NASCAR Sprint Cup season will determine a champion, but there are so many sub-plots Sunday that the championship battle is almost an afterthought.
Brad Keselowski seems firmly in control of his own destiny. He leads the points standings by 20 points and all he needs to do is finish 15th or better and the title will be his.
“We are planning on doing the same things at Homestead this weekend that got us to this point,” crew chief Paul Wolfe said. “Being cautious and ‘laying up’ is a good way to get into trouble. We are an aggressive team, and while we have the big picture in mind, we are going to do what we do.”
Don’t give up on Jimmie Johnson, who currently sits in second place, though. As he proved last week, one error, one mechanical misstep, can dramatically change the championship picture and Johnson knows it.
“My focus is going down there and winning the race,” Johnson told the media. “We typically haven’t had to have that mentality going into this race, but we have shown we can race for the win.”

Check out the rest of the Ford 400 preview and get Greg's picks to win here.

Odds to win Ford 400 (Courtesy at JustBet).

Jimmie Johnson 4-1
Denny Hamlin 8-1
Greg Biffle 8-1
Kasey Kahne 8-1
Matt Kenseth 8-1
Brad Keselowski 10-1
Martin Truex Jr. 10-1
Kyle Busch 10-1
Clint Bowyer 10-1
Carl Edwards 15-1
Tony Stewart 15-1
Jeff Gordon 15-1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 18-1
Mark Martin 30-1
Kevin Harvick 30-1
Joey Lagano 35-1
Kurt Busch 60-1
Marcos Ambrose 100-1
Aric Almirola 100-1
Ryan Newman 100-1
Sam Hornish, Jr. 100-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 100-1
Paul Menard 200-1
Bobby Labonte 300-1
Juan Montoya 300-1
Regan Smith 300-1
Trevor Bayne 300-1
Jamie McMurray 300-1
Jeff Burton 300-1
Field (Any Other Driver) 50-1

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