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Micah Roberts’ Sprint Cup driver ratings

Micah Roberts’ Sprint Cup driver ratings

Pure Michigan 400

Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan

11 a.m. Sunday (TV: NBCSP; Radio: KBAD-AM, 920)

Rating, Driver Odds Practice 1 Qualified Practice 2 Practice 3

1. Jimmie Johnson 15-1 2nd 2nd 9th 3rd

2014 winner with 16.9 average finish in 29 starts best 10-consecutive lap average in Practice 2

2. Joey Logano 6-1 3rd 1st 16th 7th

Two-time winner (2013, 2016), both from pole four of past six Michigan races won from pole

3. Brad Keselowski 7-1 13th 18th 14th 5th

2012 runner-up Michigan native has finished ninth or better in past five races on home track

4. Chase Elliott 20-1 7th 5th 3rd 2nd

Career-best runner-up in June race leading 35 laps looks to have car just as good as Johnson’s

5. Kyle Busch 8-1 6th 16th 12th 21st

2011 winner, but 34th-place average past six starts best 10-consecutive lap average in Practice 2

6. Denny Hamlin 12-1 11th 3rd 17th 1st

Two-time winner (2009, 2010), fifth in this race last season 4.8 average in past five 2016 races

7. Kevin Harvick 6-1 12th 4th 7th 20th

2010 winner, runner-up in five of past seven using Kentucky chassis — led 128 laps finishing ninth

8. Carl Edwards 8-1 10th 9th 11th 9th

Two-time winner (2007, 2008), active leader with 9.5 average finish two wins in Xfinity Series

9. Kyle Larson 15-1 5th 12th 5th 8th

Career-best third in June race using same package best 10-consecutive lap average in Practice 3

10. Tony Stewart 30-1 9th 15th 1st 12th

2000 winner with 12.3 average finish in 33 starts finished fifth at Kentucky using same package

Note: NASCAR is using a reduced downforce package (shorter spoiler and splitter) on a trial basis. It has been used this season during the first Michigan race and Kentucky — both won by Team Penske Fords.

Odds courtesy of Westgate.

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

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