Micah Roberts’ Sprint Cup Driver Ratings

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Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International

Coverage begins at 10 a.m. today on ESPN (30)

Rating Driver Odds Practice 1 Practice 2 Qualifying Sonoma*

1. Tony Stewart 7/2 22nd 6th 6th 9th
All-time track leader with five wins; six straight finishes of no worse than runner-up

2. Marcos Ambrose 7/2 7th 3rd 11th 6th
Finished runner-up and third in only two Cup starts at The Glen

3. Juan Pablo Montoya 8/1 6th 2nd 3rd 10th
Fourth- and sixth-place finishes in past two Watkins Glen starts; great practices Friday

4. Greg Biffle 60/1 1st 1st 7th 7th
Strong in both practices; lots of momentum coming off big win at Pocono

5. Kyle Busch 8/1 11th 7th 10th 39th
Swept 2008 road course season; using same chassis from Sonoma

6. Kevin Harvick 12/1 18th 5th 20th 3rd
2006 winner at The Glen; using new chassis this week

7. Carl Edwards 30/1 10th 11th 1st 29th
His career average finish of 8.8 at The Glen includes two top-five finishes

8. Jimmie Johnson 8/1 29th 13th 9th 1st
Three career top fives at The Glen; using winning Sonoma chassis

9. Kurt Busch 25/1 5th 4th 5th 32nd
Using chassis that was running in top five at Sonoma until punted by Jeff Gordon

10. Jeff Gordon 8/1 30th 39th 16th 5th
Terrible practice, but series-leading nine road-course wins make him contender

* June 20 Sonoma results, the only other NASCAR Sprint Cup road-course event of the year.

Odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book.

Micah Roberts, a former race and sports book director, has been setting NASCAR lines in Las Vegas since 1995. He writes for multiple publications covering all sports. He can be reached at MM.Roberts7Gmail.com. For more Roberts insight on the Watkins Glen race, log on to LVRJ.com/Motorsports.

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