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Micah Roberts’ Sprint Cup Driver Ratings, July 15

Lenox Industrial Tools 301

New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.

10 a.m. today, TNT (18); race starts at 10:16

Rating Driver Odds Practice 1 Qualified Practice 2 Practice 3

1. Denny Hamlin 6/1 9th 3rd 1st 1st
2007 winner; dominated Saturday practices with fastest average speeds.

2. Kyle Busch 12/1 1st 1st 7th 2nd
2006 winner; his strong practices usually translate well to race day.

3. Brad Keselowski 12/1 19th 22nd 12th 3rd
Runner-up last fall; second-fastest 10-consecutive lap average Saturday.

4. Clint Bowyer 15/1 13th 5th 5th 4th
Two-time winner, with another at Richmond; excels on short, flatter tracks.

5. Jimmie Johnson 5/1 14th 7th 8th 5th
Three-time winner, last in 2010; using sixth-place Richmond chassis.

6. Kasey Kahne 12/1 4th 2nd 6th 8th
Career-best fourth place as 2004 rookie; using fifth-place Richmond chassis.

7. Martin Truex Jr. 15/1 6th 4th 3rd 7th
Grew up racing at this track; best finish third place; consistent practices.

8. Tony Stewart 5/1 10th 10th 20th 19th
Three-time winner, including last fall; using third-place Richmond chassis.

9. Jeff Gordon 8/1 11th 8th 2nd 12th
Three-time winner, last in 1998; fourth-best 10-lap average in Practice 2.

10. Ryan Newman 15/1 16th 6th 14th 15th
Three-time winner; using chassis that won here last spring.

Note: Phoenix and Richmond can be used as a barometer at New Hampshire because of similar distances and banking. Hamlin won at Phoenix in March and Busch won at Richmond in April.

Odds courtesy of LVH.

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

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