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NASCAR Sprint Cup Kansas Price Chopper 400: Las Vegas Odds To Win and Picks

Todd JacobsCorrespondent IOctober 1, 2010

Tony Stewart could have NASCAR Chase lead if his fuel would have lasted two miles longer.
Tony Stewart could have NASCAR Chase lead if his fuel would have lasted two miles longer.Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Every week the Las Vegas Hilton Superbook posts odds on the NASCAR Sprint Cup races.  And every week they stick with the solid favorites and do not deviate much from their numbers.  Jimmie Johnson is almost always the favorite as he is this week at 7-2 odds to win.  Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon are listed at 7-1 odds to win which is also consistent from week to week.  Gordon has not won a race in over a year and he still is listed as second favorite every week.

Why is Gordon listed as a second favorite every week?  Betting in Las Vegas is all about the public.  The public bets Gordon every week and therefore is always listed at short odds.  Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson's odds are logical but there are some legitimate driver to find at a good price.

Kansas Price Chopper 400 Won't Be Normal Cookie Cutter Race

The Kansas Price Chopper 400 is the third race in the NASCAR Chase and already many NASCAR prognosticators are handing the NASCAR championship to Jimmie Johnson.  There are plenty of drivers in contention at this moment and one win by Jimmie Johnson in the second week of the NASCAR Chase is going to make much of a difference.

Kansas Speedway is a unique speedway in the NASCAR Chase.  The relatively slight banking of 14 percent lends itself to different styles and better racing than the high banked mile and a half cookie cutter tracks featured in the NASCAR Chase. Drivers with guts and car control will do well on a track that lets drivers drive deep into the corners and get back to the throttle fast.

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Some Driver Odds Made Some Interesting Moves in Kansas Price Chopper 400

Some of the interesting price changes for the Kansas Price Chopper 400 were related to performances from last week at Dover for the Dover AAA 400.  AJ Allmendinger went from a 200-1 shot a few weeks back to a 30-1 to win this weekend. Also another interesting odds move was Dale Earnhardt Jr inflating to 75-1 to win the Kansas Price Chopper 400.  The following three drivers and one long shot are favorites to bring home the hardware from the Kansas Price Chopper 400.

Tony Stewart 12-1

Tony Stewart is the defending race winner of the Kansas Price Chopper 400 and he should have some good notes from this race from last year.  Stewart's back it in sprint car style should play well here in Kansas.  The only problem relating to Stewart is that the weather will only be 60 degrees.  Tony Stewart is the best bet to win Kansas Price Chopper 400 at 12-1.

Carl Edwards 10-1

Carl Edwards is another former sprint car driver that will do well in the heartland this weekend.  Edwards will also be racing in his native Missouri and that should also make him a solid favorite to take home the trophy.  Carl Edwards is the second best bet to win the Kansas Price Chopper 400 at 10-1.

Kurt Busch 15-1

Kurt Busch has been consistent in his finishes to this point but he and crew chief Steve Addington have had some spirited conversations all year long.  Both are competitive and if Busch does not blow out Addington this year the two could win a few NASCAR Sprint Cup Championships in the near future. Kurt Busch is a third choice to win the Kansas Price Chopper 400 at 15-1 odds.

Mark Martin 75-1

Mark Martin has nothing else to race for but wins this season.  If Mark Martin can get the notes from the Hendrick Motorsports satellite team, Stewart Haas Racing, Martin could be holding up the trophy at the end of the day.  At 75-1 a small bet would pay huge dividends on Mark Martin to win Kansas Price Chopper 400.

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