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NASCAR circuit tackles California on Sunday
By: Brian Graham - StatFox
Published: 3/22/2014  at  1:49:00 AM
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Auto Club 400

Sunday, March 23 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
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

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Jimmie Johnson4-to-1
Matt Kenseth6-to-1
Kyle Busch7-to-1
Brad Keselowski7-to-1
Kevin Harvick7-to-1
Dale Earnhardt Jr.12-to-1
Jeff Gordon12-to-1
Denny Hamlin12-to-1
Joey Logano12-to-1
Kasey Kahne15-to-1
Carl Edwards15-to-1
Clint Bowyer20-to-1
Tony Stewart25-to-1
Kurt Busch25-to-1
Greg Biffle30-to-1
Martin Truex Jr.30-to-1
Brian Vickers30-to-1
Ryan Newman30-to-1
Kyle Larson60-to-1
Jamie McMurray75-to-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.100-to-1
Austin Dillon100-to-1
Paul Menard100-to-1
Marcos Ambrose200-to-1
FIELD (Any other driver)300-to-1
Aric Almirola300-to-1
Danica Patrick500-to-1
Justin Allgaier500-to-1
Casey Mears500-to-1
A.J. Allmendinger500-to-1

Drivers to Watch

Carl 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.

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