Micah Roberts’ Sprint Cup Driver Ratings

Brickyard 400

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis

10 a.m. today, ESPN (30); race starts at 10:46

Rating Driver Odds Practice 1 Practice 2 Qualified Pocono*

1. Jimmie Johnson 6/1 4th 6th 6th 4th Three-time winner, last coming in 2009; using winning Dover chassis

2. Denny Hamlin 10/1 20th 10th 1st 5th Career best of third in 2008; has four wins at Pocono

3. Kyle Busch 12/1 21st 13th 7th 30th Career best of fourth in 2007; posted best 10 consecutive lap average in practice

4. Joey Logano 30/1 35th 3rd 3rd 1st Won at Pocono last month; had great final practice

5. Greg Biffle 10/1 16th 1st 5th 24th Finished eighth or better in past four Indy starts; using new chassis

6. Kasey Kahne 12/1 1st 4th 15th 29th Top practices among all Chevrolets, the manufacturer to win past nine Indy races

7. Mark Martin 15/1 2nd 15th 19th 2nd Two-time runner-up; excellent Pocono run translated well to Saturday practices

8. Jeff Gordon 10/1 3rd 8th 9th 19th Four-time winner, runner-up last season; in desperation mode like never before

9. Brad Keselowski 15/1 5th 11th 22nd 18th Career best of ninth last year; solid practices using new car; won at Pocono last fall

10. Matt Kenseth 10/1 8th 5th 10th 7th Two-time runner-up finished fifth last season; using third-place Michigan chassis

* Results from the Pocono 400 on June 10. Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile layout with long straightaways and flat turns requires a similar setup at Indianapolis.

Odds courtesy of LVH.

Micah Roberts, a former sports book director, has been setting NASCAR lines in Las Vegas since 1995. For more Roberts insights and postpractice analysis on the race, go to or follow on Twitter: MicahRoberts7.

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