Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 Betting Odds – 2015

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Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 Betting Odds – 2015

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Pocono Raceway – Long Pond, PA Odds to Win Race

The drivers will take their talents to Pocono Raceway this week for the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400, a race that has had a different sponsor in each season since 2009. This is the first of two races that will be held here as the athletes will make their way back in late summer for the Pennsylvania 400. The large 2.5-mile track features three turns with banks between six and 14-degrees and features an asphalt top which has helped cars run at an average speed of 131.54 MPH.

There victors in four of the past six installments of this race has been a multiple time winner in the event with Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2014) and Joey Logano (2012) being the only first time winners in that time. There are seven different racers that have won here more than once, with Jimmie Johnson (2004, 2013) being the most recent as Jeff Gordon has the most wins here with four (1996, 1997, 2007, 2011). Last week, Jimmie Johnson won for the 10th time in Dover and the fourth time on the year, leading a total of 23 laps. Let’s see who in the field could take down Johnson this week.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (8/1) - It was no surprise that Earnhardt Jr. was able to get a win here last year as he owns the most top-five finishes (23) at superspeedway tracks (2.5+ mi.) and has posted two more victories (9) at them than the next closest racer; Jeff Gordon. His average finish of 14.1 is also the best among his peers on this type of track and his average speed of 139.44 MPH in last year’s win was the second fastest mark since 2002. On this specific triangular track, Earnhardt Jr. has the ninth-best driver rating (92.6) with two career wins and 102 fastest laps run (7th-best). He will look to rebound this week after his first non top-10 (14th) since Richmond last week in Dover and add to his 24 career Sprint Cup Series wins.

Denny Hamlin (10/1) - Hamlin is a two-time winner at this event (2006, 2010) and overall has four victories and three poles at Pocono Raceway in a mere 18 attempts. That is more than any other driver as he has been in the top-five in half (9) of his appearances here. A few of his stats here rank the best amongst his peers as his driver rating (108.3), fastest laps run (437) and average green flag speed (162.806 MPH) are better than anyone else. Hamlin already has a win this year in Martinsville and was also able to grab the victory at the All-Star Race. With his past here and the solid season he has seen so far; expect the 34-year-old to be near the front of the pack for a majority of the day.

Kyle Larson (20/1) - Larson has been impressive here over a small sample size, with a top-five at this event last year followed by taking the pole at the Pennsylvania 400 that summer. He jumped into the top-20 of the Sprint Cup Standings after pulling out a third-place in Dover last week; his third top-10 of the year. He has yet to get his first career Sprint Cup victory, but should be able to ride his solid run last week and over the past two visits here to another impressive showing.

Paul Menard (100/1) - Menard’s 2015 season has gone widely unnoticed, but he is on pace for his best Sprint Cup Series finish in his career, currently sitting in 15th after finishing in the top-20 at each of his last seven races; including three top-eights in the past month. He has two top-10s in his 16 tries at this course, and has an impressive average finish of 20.4 over his 34 career attempts at a superspeedway such as this one. Menard has one career win (2011 Brickyard 400), and while he is quite a long shot, should be able to do better than his odds suggest.<P>

Danica Patrick (500/1) - Patrick may be one of the more recognizable racers in the series, but over 94 Sprint Cup races, the 33-year-old has managed a mere six top-10s and has yet to grab her first win. It does look like that initial victory is on its way, though, as she currently ranks 18th in the Sprint Cup Standings and has done no worse than 27th on the year with two top-10s. She has been on this track a mere four times, but as she continues to move along in this solid campaign, she should start racking up better results as well.

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