Micah Roberts’ Sprint Cup Driver Ratings


Auto Club 400

Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif.

11:30 a.m. PDT today, Fox (5)

Rating Driver Odds Practice 1 Qualified Practice 2 Practice 3

1. Carl Edwards 6/1 17th 18th 3rd 3rd
2008 winner with 9.2 average Fontana finish, second best; using new chassis this week

2. Tony Stewart 10/1 13th 5th 6th 2nd
Won fall race last year, first ever at Fontana; using same chassis this week

3. Mark Martin 30/1 10th 5th 7th 4th
Sixth or better in last three starts; led both 2010 races; top average speeds in Practice 3

4. Kevin Harvick 12/1 28th 24th 1st 21st
Runner-up in 2010, seventh in fall; using 2010 Las Vegas chassis that finished second

5. Jeff Gordon 8/1 26th 29th 5th 5th
Three-time winner with 10.9 average finish; 619 laps led is second-best on track

6. Kyle Busch 8/1 31st 8th 4th 6th
2005 fall winner with 12.7 average finish in 13 starts; using new car this week

7. Clint Bowyer 20/1 15th 17th 20th 7th
Runner-up in fall race; fast average speeds in final practices with new car

8. Matt Kenseth 20/1 9th 11th 11th 15th
Three-time winner, his most wins on any track; using runner-up Texas chassis

9. Denny Hamlin 10/1 2nd 2nd 2nd 12th
Fifth-best average finish of 10th on 2-mile tracks in 2010; best finish of third in 2008

10. Jimmie Johnson 7/2 20th 16th 12th 13th
Five-time winner with 5.3 average finish, both track records; debuting new car

NOTE: This year’s race is 100 miles shorter than past Fontana spring races.

Odds courtesy of Las Vegas Hilton Super Book

Micah Roberts, a former sports book director, has been setting NASCAR lines in Las Vegas since 1995. For more insights and post-practice analysis, go to VegasInsider.com.

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