Brickyard 400 Betting Odds 2016: Jeff Gordon Out of Retirement

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Brickyard 400 betting odds for Sunday were being updated by oddsmakers Wednesday afternoon with news that Jeff Gordon will be coming out of retirement to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. for at least the next two weeks.

Earnhardt’s concussion-like symptoms continue, thus prompting the move to get Gordon back behind the wheel.  Jeff Gordon was trending heavily on Twitter shortly before Noon Eastern Time Wednesday following the news and has continued to be a hot topic of discussion leading up to Sunday's big race.

“Our focus is giving Dale all the time he needs to recover,” team owner Rick Hendrick said. “There’s nothing we want more than to see him back in the race car, but we’ll continue to listen to the doctors and follow their lead. What’s best for Dale is what’s best for Hendrick Motorsports and everyone involved with the team. We’re all proud of him and looking forward to having him racing soon.”

44-year-old Gordon, currently a Fox Sports analyst,  is the all-time leader in wins at both Indianapolis (five) and Pocono (six).

“Jeff’s a team player,” Hendrick said. “I know he’ll be ready, and I know Dale has incredible trust in him. It’s going to be an emotional weekend with Dale not being there and seeing Jeff back behind the wheel.”

Early odds to win the 2016 Brickyard 400 appear below with Jeff Gordon at 15-1.

Odds to Win 2016 Brickyard 400 (7/24/16)

Odds to Win 2016 Brickyard 400 (7/24/16)
Driver Odds
Kyle Busch 11/2
Kevin Harvick 13/2
Martin Truex Jr. 13/2
Joey Logano 7/1
Brad Keslowski 8/1
Carl Edwards 8/1
Jimmie Johnson 8/1
Matt Kenseth 10/1
Chase Elliott 15/1
Jeff Gordon 15/1
Kurt Busch 15/1
Denny Hamlin 18/1
Kyle Larson 18/1
Tony Stewart 25/1
Austin Dillon 65/1
Kasey Kahne 80/1
Paul Menard 80/1
Ryan Blaney 80/1
Ryan Newman 80/1
Greg Biffle 100/1
Jamie McMurray 100/1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 200/1
AJ Allmendinger 300/1
Aric Almirola 300/1
Trevor Bayne 300/1
Casey Mears 500/1
Clint Bowyer 500/1
Danica Patrick 500/1
Chris Buescher 1000/1

- Don Shapiro,

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