500 Betting Odds 2015

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
Oct/23/2015 500 Betting Odds 2015

Carrie Stroup here with your 500 betting odds 2015 for Sunday’s big race 500

Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln, AL

The drivers head to the iconic Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday and there will be a lot at stake with just five races left on the season. Joey Logano currently leads all drivers with 3,095 points and Denny Hamlin is just 13 behind with 3,082. Six other drivers will also come into this race less than 30 points behind Logano, so things can certainly change at any given event.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the winner the last time these drivers were at Talladega and he is extremely confident at this course, which runs 2.66 miles long and features 33 degree banking on turns 1 and 2, 32.4 degree banking on turn 3 and 32.5 degree banking on turn 4. With that out of the way, let’s now take a look at who may win on Sunday:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (+450) - Earnhardt Jr. is the favorite to win this race and it’s for good reason. Earlier this year, Earnhardt Jr. won the Geico 500 at this track and some have called him the King of Talladega. While Earnhardt Jr. has finished outside of the top 20 at two consecutive races, people should not be scared away from placing a few units on him. It’d be shocking to see him place outside of the top five on Sunday.

Jeff Gordon (+1200) - Gordon has still failed to win his first race this season, but he knows Talladega well and enters this race after a few solid performances in a row. Gordon has finished outside of the top 10 at just two of the past six races and came in 10th last week at the Hollywood Casino 400. He is still in contention to win the Chase and he knows what a win would mean for his chances. He’s worth taking a shot on at these odds.

Joey Logano (+1500) - It’s too tough to ignore Logano after what he’s done in recent weeks. Logano has now won two straight races after taking home the Hollywood Casino 400 last week and he has finished in the top five at seven of the past 10 races. He has not been great at Talladega throughout his career, but he is young and the odds are far too good to pass up with him as hot as he is right now.

Brad Keselowski (+1500) - While he’s not the king at Talladega like Earnhardt Jr., Keselowski has fared pretty well here in the past. The driver has racked up three victories at this track in his career and enters this one in excellent form. Keselowski has finished in the top 10 at nine of the past 11 events. He’s extremely aggressive and these odds are almost too good to pass up on.

Sam Hornish Jr. (+10000) - Hornish Jr. is a complete dark horse at 100-to-1, but he has a better shot to win here than he does anywhere else. Earlier in the season, Hornish Jr. finished in sixth at Talladega in the Geico 500. He is more comfortable at this track than he is at most and he’s worth putting unit on Sunday.

- Carrie Stroup, Senior Reporter

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