NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesSunday, March 23 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Auto Club 400
Auto Club Speedway – Fontana, CA
The NASCAR circuit travel west to Fontana, CA for Sunday’s Auto Club 400. After whizzing around the half-mile oval in Tennessee last week, the Auto Club Speedway measures nearly four times the size of Bristol at 2 miles. This D-Shaped Oval intermediate track has banking consisting of 14° turns, 11° for the frontstretch (3,100 feet or .587 miles) and a nearly-flat 3° backstretch (2,500 feet or .473 miles) banking. This speedway holds approximately 92,000 fans in its seats. Race favorite Jimmie Johnson (5-to-1 odds) is looking for his sixth career win at this track.
Here is the Bet DSI breakdown on Sunday's big race:
Odds to Win Race(For the latest Odds, connect to Sportsbook.com)
|Dale Earnhardt Jr.||12-to-1|
|Martin Truex Jr.||30-to-1|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||100-to-1|
|FIELD (Any other driver)||300-to-1|
Drivers to WatchCarl Edwards (15/1) - Last week's winner in Bristol has performed extremely well in his career in Fontana with 13 top-7 finishes in 16 starts, earning a strong 8.4 average finish on this track, which is second to only Jimmie Johnson. He even won this race in 2008, and has placed 6th, 5th and 4th in his past three Fontana starts. With a pair of top-5's to start the season, put your largest Sunday wager on Edwards to win in back-to-back weeks.
Matt Kenseth (6/1) - No matter where he begins, Kenseth usually finishes near the front of the pack at Fontana. In his past 14 starts at this track, he has three victories which all came from starting 24th or worse (31, 25 and 24). He has eight OTHER top-7 finishes in this 14-race span, and has a stellar average finish of 10.1 in 20 career starts at this California track. The odds aren't great, but 6-to-1 is still worthy enough for a small wager.
Clint Bowyer (20/1) - In 13 career races at Fontana, Bowyer has finished in the top-10 in seven of those races, including five of his past seven eight at this track. In October 2010, Bowyer was the runner-up at this track to Tony Stewart and followed that up with a 7th-place finish in 2011. Last season he had a beneficial 13th-place starting spot, but didn't finish because of engine problems. Bowyer is certainly worthy of a play on Sunday with darkhorse 20-to-1 odds.