Micah Roberts’ Sprint Cup driver ratings


Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis

Noon Sunday; NBCSP, KRLV-AM (1340)

Rating, Driver Odds Practice 1 Practice 2 Qualified Pocono*

1. Kyle Busch 6-1 12th 1st 1st 31st

2016 winner, 9.7 average in 11 starts; second-fastest 10-consecutive lap average in Practice 2

2. Jimmie Johnson 8-1 1st 7th 13th 35th

Four-time winner, the last in 2012; fastest on second of two-day test session at Indy last week

3. Kevin Harvick 6-1 4th 2nd 7th 9th

2003 winner from pole; using 2014 chassis that had win and three runner-ups in five starts

4. Denny Hamlin 18-1 2nd 17th 4th 14th

Career-best third twice, fifth last year; fastest 10-consecutive lap average during Practice 2

5. Carl Edwards 8-1 6th 5th 2nd 8th

2008 runner-up; his race trim practice runs had several in garages saying he’s driver to beat

6. Brad Keselowski 8-1 14th 18th 5th 3rd

Career-best ninth twice, 10th last year; best chance Ford has to win Indy for first time since 1999

7. Chase Elliott 15-1 7th 12th 15th 4th

Finished 18th in track debut last year; struggling in last four, but led race-high 51 laps at Pocono

8. Martin Truex Jr. 7-1 10th 8th 8th 19th

Career-best fourth last year; comes big in big races: second in Daytona 500, won Coca-Cola 600

9. Kyle Larson 18-1 17th 3rd 10th 11th

Seventh as a rookie in 2014 and ninth last year; fastest lap in first of two-day Indy test last week

10. Matt Kenseth 10-1 13th 30th 18th 7th

Two-time runner-up with 13.9 average finish in 16 starts; seventh or better in past three starts

*Results from the June 6 race at Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile triangular layout, which runs most similar to Indy’s flat 2.5-mile oval. Both have the longest straightaways in the series.

Odds courtesy of Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

Micah Roberts, a former sports book director, has been been setting NASCAR lines in Las Vegas since 1995. Follow @MicahRoberts7 on Twitter.