The NASCAR Chicagoland LifeLock.Com 400 on Saturday July 10,2010 will not be the average cookie cutter mile and a half race. Look towards NASCAR regulars who perform in top five at this track. Drivers such as Kevin Harvick,Mark Martin and Kyle Busch should be up front as the race draws to a close this Saturday night but are they the best bet?
Rear Wing is Gone-Will Spoiler Create Changes In NASCAR Chicagoland Results?
With the removal of the rear wing and the addition of the popular spoiler will this affect the cars handling in a positive or negative way at Chicagoland Speedway? We won’t know this answer until the first practice since there have been no tire tests and regular testing is prohibitive.
Drivers that have adapted well to the new spoiler are Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin and now Jimmie Johnson appears to be back on his game and acclimated to the new spoiler. Kurt Busch is a Las Vegas native but Chicagoland in Joliet is one of his favorite stops on the NASCAR circuit. Hamlin and Johnson have won the most NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 2010 and could be in contention once the race winds down to it’s conclusion.
Kevin Harvick Wants To Prove He is More Than a NASCAR Restrictor Plate Driver.
Kevin Harvick’s win last week at Daytona may not have been a sure thing, it is Daytona, but at short odds of 10-1 he was receiving plenty of action. Kevin Harvick’s odds have dropped at the Las Vegas Hilton Superbook and opened up at 12-1 down from 15-1. One factor to consider with Harvick is he is solidly in the NASCAR Chase so he can gamble for wins now.
Why is Harvick a good bet on a flatter more unique mile and a half track? Harvick won the inaugural race at Chicagoland and defended his title the next year but has not won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race there since. Harvick’s two wins did come without the awkward rear wing and now with the spoiler back on the rear deck Harvick is once again a factor. Take Kevin Harvick at 12-1 as the best bet to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chicagoland LifeLock.com 400.
Tony Stewart is on the Verge of his Summer Run as the NASCAR Season Heats Up.
Tony Stewart is a driver that likes it how and slick and Chicagoland should be slick with the summer sun beating down on it. Stewart has always been known to breakout during the summer months although Stewart has yet to find victory lane in the 2010 NASCAR season.
Stewart has a win on the Chicagoland surface and is known to like the flatter mile and a half tracks. Qualifying and practice will be essential to taking one last look before getting a bet down on Stewart. Clean air is a huge factor at this track and Stewart is not known for qualifying well in his career. Take Stewart at 20-1 as the second choice to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chicagoland LifeLock.com 400.
Kurt Busch Hasn’t Won Since Sweeping Charlotte But Has Been Up Front Every Race.
Kurt Busch has not done well at this track in the past, in fact he has never scored a top 5 at Chicagoland. Why on earth should he be considered a favorite to win at Chicagoland? Kurt Busch is on a roll of late and if you throw out his poor finish at Sonoma (thanks to Jeff Gordon cutting his tire with two laps to go), Kurt Busch would be on streak of six top 10 finishes.
Kurt Busch’s opening odds at the Las Vegas Hilton Superbook are 10-1 which is an adjustment down from 12-1 over the past month and a half. Still having Kurt Busch at 10-1 is a great cover bet to go along with two other NASCAR long shots.
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