Odds for Top Contenders to Win the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup

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Odds for Top Contenders to Win the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup
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The 2013 Chase for the Championship field is set.

The 2013 Sprint Cup Series regular season has come to a close. Carl Edwards won the race in Richmond, but the two biggest winners were undoubtedly Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. who each eked their way into the playoffs by the slimmest of margins.

As the series heads to Chicago this weekend, 12 drivers are now officially eligible to race with a chance at winning the series championship.

The points have been reset, and the 12 contenders are all separated by just 15 points. By virtue of his five regular season wins, Matt Kenseth leads the standings by three points over Kyle Busch and four-time series champion Jimmie Johnson.

But just because he led the series in wins doesn't make Kenseth the odds-on favorite to win the title. That honor belongs with his teammate.

At this point, every driver has a realistic chance of winning the title. Some drivers enter the playoffs as heavy underdogs and are given a far less chance of winning than some of their peers. But how big of underdogs are certain contenders?

In the slides ahead we will answer that question and look at all 12 Chase drivers and give you the odds that each of them ends the season as the Sprint Cup Series champion. 



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