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Micah Roberts’ Sprint Cup Driver Ratings

Coca-Cola 600

Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.

2:30 p.m. PDT today, Fox (5)

Rating Driver Odds Practice 1 Qualified Practice 2 Practice 3

1. Carl Edwards 7/2 2nd 3rd 21st 13th

13.1 average finish in 12 starts; won at Las Vegas, third at Texas

2. Matt Kenseth 15/1 15th 19th 30th 16th

2000 winner; four straight top-10s at Charlotte; using winning Texas chassis

3. Tony Stewart 15/1 23rd 22nd 9th 17th

2003 fall winner; using runner-up Las Vegas chassis that led 163 laps

4. Clint Bowyer 20/1 8th 10th 28th 21st

Best finish was runner-up in 2007; using runner-up Texas chassis

5. Kasey Kahne 30/1 7th 17th 5th 14th

Three-time Charlotte winner, last in 2008; strong in All-Star Race last week

6. Kyle Busch 7/1 21st 21st 13th 4th

No Charlotte Cup wins, but finished eighth or better in past seven starts

7. Kurt Busch 30/1 9th 26th 2nd 9th

Won this race last year after All-Star win; had best practice of year Saturday

8. Greg Biffle 15/1 17th 15th 12th 7th

Fifth in fall race last season; using fourth-place Texas chassis

9. Jimmie Johnson 7/1 3rd 6th 17th 26th

Six-time winner, last in 2009; using 15th-place Darlington chassis

10. Jeff Burton 20/1 1st 5th 25th 5th

Three-time winner, last in 2007; using new chassis

Note: Results from the 2011 races held at Las Vegas and Texas are great indicators to how the drivers might perform because of the similar size and banking.

Odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book

Micah Roberts, a former race and sports director, has been setting NASCAR lines in Las Vegas since 1995. For more insights and postpractice analysis on the race, go to VegasInsider.com.

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