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NASCAR Sprint Cup Odds: Southern 500 at Darlington

by Reno Gold on Saturday, May 9th, 2009

It took Matt Kenseth of Jack Rousch Racing only 27.394 seconds to break the all time qualifying record of 179.514 mph at Darlington International Raceway on Friday to win the pole position for tonight's Southern 500. In spite of his qualifying run, Kenseth is not oddsmakers favorite to win the traditional race. That honor belongs to Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports who will be starting outside of Kenseth on Row-1.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Odds: Southern 500 at DarlingtonOddsmakers at online sportsbook SBGglobal.com list Gordon, of Hendrick Motorsports as +400 or 4/1 odds favorite on the Sprint Cup money board to win the race closely followed by Kyle Busch of the Joe Gibbs team at +500. At +400 or 4/1 odds, the payoff on a $100 bet would be $400 providing that driver, in this case Jeff Gordon, won.

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Jimmie Johnson, also of Hendrick Motorsports, was one of the race favorites prior to Friday's qualifying but a wreck killed his qualifying run sending him to the back of the pack for today's start. SBG Global has adjusted winning odds on Johnson at +1250.

Race favorite Gordon has five Southnern 500 wins and seven total Cup wins at Darlington. The track, often called "the track to tough to tame," has a reputation as one of the most difficult tracks to navigate.

Odds to win Southern 500 at Darlington, SC. Odds provided by SBGglobal.com.

Kyle Busch +500
Jimmie Johnson +1250
Carl Edwards +750
Jeff Gordon +400
Tony Stewart +1200
Kurt Busch +1200
Greg Biffle +600
Denny Hamlin +1200
Mark Martin +2200
Dale Earnhardt Jr. +2250
Matt Kenseth +1000
Martin Truex Jr. +3250
Kevin Harvick +3500
Ryan Newman +1800
Jeff Burton +1200
Brian Vickers +3500
Kasey Kahne +2500
Jamie McMurray +4000
David Ragan +3500
Clint Bowyer +3500
David Reutimann +4500
Field (any other driver) +2000

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