NASCAR GEICO 500 Betting Picks, Predictions and Latest Odds (2015)

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The Sprint Cup Series heads to Talladega on Sunday, May 3rd for the GEICO 500 that can be seen on FOX. This restrictor plate race will feature a lot of crashes and exciting action and it will also be difficult to predict a winner. Oddsmakers have Dale Earnhardt Jr. listed as the 9-1 favorite but he hasn’t won at Talladega since 2004. Six other drivers are listed at 10-1 while another four drivers are listed between 12-1 and 19-1.

Let’s look at Sunday’s race, GEICO odds and NASCAR picks.

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Odds to Win Sunday’s GEICO 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 9-1

Kevin Harvick 10-1

Denny Hamlin 10-1

Matt Kenseth 10-1

Joey Logano 10-1

Kurt Busch 10-1

Jimmie Johnson 10-1

Brad Keselowski 10-1

Carl Edwards 12-1

Jeff Gordon 12-1

Clint Bowyer 15-1

Jamie McMurray 19-1

Kasey Kahne 20-1

Tony Stewart 20-1

David Ragan 20-1

Martin Truex Jr. 20-1

Greg Biffle 25-1

Kyle Larson 25-1

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 30-1

Ryan Newman 30-1

Paul Menard 40-1

Danica Patrick 50-1

Austin Dillon 50-1

Aric Almirola 50-1

AJ Allmendinger 50-1

Field 15-1

GEICO 500 Handicapping Notes

Picking a winner in restrictor plate races is difficult as wrecks are simply a given. There will be many top drivers who will be taken out of this race due to crashes. That means that almost anyone in the field of 43 drivers could legitimately win this race. Look what happened last year in restrictor plate races where Aric Almirola and AJ Allmendinger won to get into the Chase. This year it might be a driver like David Gilliland, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Casey Mears who surprises and wins on Sunday. Last season at Talladega it was Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski winning as top contenders but two years ago it was Jamie McMurray and David Ragan winning at big odds.

Restrictor plate racing in the past two years has been really good to Joe Gibbs Racing so Hamlin, Kenseth, Edwards and Ragan could be in the mix to get the win. The Hendrick cars were solid at Daytona so it is possible that one of them could win on Sunday. Jeff Gordon has won six times at Talladega but not since 2008 and Jimmie Johnson has two wins there but not since 2011.

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