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Micah Roberts’ Sprint Cup driver ratings

Micah Roberts’ SPRINT CUP Driver Ratings

SpongeBob SquarePants 400

At Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.

4:30 p.m. today, FS1 (329); race starts at 4:44

Rating DriverOddsPractice 1Practice 2QualifiedTexas*

1. Kevin Harvick7/21st35th6th2nd

2013 winner, runner-up last spring; fastest 10-consecutive lap average in practice 2

2. Joey Logano8/12nd3rd1st4th

2014 fall winner, fourth in previous two; led 150 laps total on three 1.5-mile tracks in 2015

3. Jimmie Johnson6/124th7th19th1st

Two-time winner with 9.5 average in 17 starts; using winning Texas chassis this week

4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.10/15th5th17th3rd

2011 runner-up; finished fourth or better on three 1.5-mile tracks; using Atlanta chassis

5. Brad Keselowski8/17th9th3rd5th

2011 winner; 13.1 average finish in 10 starts; won three times on 1.5-mile tracks in 2014

6. Martin Truex Jr.20/110th4th4th9th

Runner-up twice in 2012, fourth two of past four starts; ninth or better on three 2015 1.5s

7. Jeff Gordon8/121st2nd11th7th

Track leader with three wins, including this race last spring; using Atlanta chassis

8. Kurt Busch6/116th17th8th14th

2013 runner-up; good average speeds in practice; using Fontana chassis that dominated

9. Carl Edwards18/13rd26th5th10th

2008 runner-up on his home track with 10.1 average finish; sixth or better past three starts

10. Kyle Larson30/16th21st10th25th

Made huge splash as rookie last season with a 14th and second-place finish in two starts

*Results from April 11 race at Texas Motor Speedway, the last 1.5-mile track raced on. Texas is banked much steeper than Kansas, but set-up requirements are similar and drivers that do well on one usually do well on the other. Odds courtesy of Westgate Las Vegas

Micah Roberts, a former race and sports book director, has been setting NASCAR odds since 1995. For more post-practice analysis, visit the Linemakers on SportingNews.com or follow MicahRoberts7 on Twitter.

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