Micah Roberts’ Sprint Cup driver ratings

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Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tennessee

5 p.m. Saturday, NBCSP

Rating, Driver Odds Practice 1 Practice 2 Qualified Bristol*

1. Kyle Busch 7-2 1st 1st 3rd 38th

Five-time winner, last coming in 2011; second-best 10-consecutive lap average in Practice 2

2. Denny Hamlin 13-2 2nd 5th 2nd 20th

2012 winner, third last fall; best 10-consecutive lap average during both practices

3. Matt Kenseth 13-2 14th 3rd 5th 36th

Four-time winner including last spring; 13.4 average finish in 33 starts with 1,572 laps led

4. Carl Edwards 13-2 10th 9th 1st 1st

Four-time winner, including in spring when he led race-high 276 of 500 laps

5. Joey Logano 15-2 18th 8th 10th 10th

Has won night race past two seasons; 12.2 average finish in 22 starts this season

6. Brad Keselowski 17-2 6th 10th 9th 18th

Two-time winner, last coming in 2012; leads series with 727 points

7. Martin Truex Jr. 9-1 9th 2nd 7th 14th

Just two top-fives in 21 starts, but practiced well and leads series with 1,006 laps led in 2016

8. Kyle Larson 15-1 3rd 7th 23rd 35th

Career-best seventh in spring 2015; fast in practivce and fighting for Chase life

9. Kevin Harvick 10-1 15th 19th 24th 7th

2005 winner with 10 top-fives in 29 starts (833 laps led); didn’t practice well but will be fine

10. Kurt Busch 20-1 13th 20th 14th 3rd

Five-time winner, last coming in 2006; using same chassis from Bristol and Dover (fifth)

* Results from the April 17 race at Bristol.

Odds courtesy of William Hill sports books

Micah Roberts, a former sports book director, has been been setting NASCAR lines in Las Vegas since 1994. Follow @MicahRoberts7 on Twitter.

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