2012 NASCAR STP 400 Betting Odds

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Carrie Stroup
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2012 NASCAR STP 400 Betting Odds

Carrie Stroup here with your 2012 NASCAR STP 400 betting odds, all of which were available at Sportsbook.com

The NASCAR field makes its first of two appearances at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. This will only be the 13th NASCAR race all-time at Kansas, but there have been four drivers with multiple victories at this track -- Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle and Jimmie Johnson, who won the Hollywood Casino 400 last October. Kansas Speedway is an intermediate track, completed in 2001, that measures exactly 1.5 miles. Built as a D-shaped oval, this track features 15° banking on the turns, 10.4° banking on the 2,685-foot frontstretch and a much flatter 5° banking on the 2,207-foot backstretch.

Drivers to Watch

Jimmie Johnson (6/1) - He should always be considered a favorite on an intermediate track, with an average finish of 10.0 on this track type in 237 career races. This includes an incredible 38 wins (16%) and 106 top-5’s (45%). Johnson has dominated the field in his past six races in Kansas, winning twice and finishing 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 9th in his four non-victories. Johnson also finished second in Texas last week.

Greg Biffle (8/1) - Considering how well he’s performed at Kansas recently, Biffle’s 8-to-1 odds are actually a bit generous. In his past nine races at this track, he has two wins, one runner-up and three third-place finishes, while earning respectable finishes of 8th, 10th and 12th in the other three Kansas starts during this stretch. It’s very hard to pull off back-to-back wins on the NASCAR circuit, but the points leader has been on a roll all year and could certainly repeat his victory from last week in Texas.

Denny Hamlin (12/1) - He placed third in the last race at Kansas last October, marking his fourth top-12 finish in his past five races at this track. Hamlin has been strong all season with three top-6 finishes already, to put him sixth in the standings.

Brad Keselowski (12/1) - He nearly won both races here last year, taking home the checkered flag at the STP 400 and finishing third in the October race. Keselowski has been wildly inconsistent this season with finishes of 32nd, 5th, 32nd, 1st, 18th, 9th and 36th, but he already has eight top-5’s on intermediate tracks in his brief career.

Mark Martin (35/1)  - If you’re looking for a longshot, put a one-unit wager on the #55 car. Martin won in Kansas in 2005 and has an average finish of 12.1 in the seven Kansas races since that victory. He’s also coming off a third-place finish in Texas last week, his third top-10 in his five starts this season.

- Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

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