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Johnson favored to win 2013 title by oddsmakers, plus others

Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:11 am

A well-known online bookmaker has spoken, and #48-Jimmie Johnson is the 2013 favorite to win the Sprint Cup. In the betting game, it's not even close. Johnson is listed at 4-1 by Bovada . Next comes a three-way tie for No. 2 with defending champ #2-Brad Keselowski, #11-Denny Hamlin and #18-Kyle Busch all at 17-2. Even though Busch failed to make the 2012 Chase, he is viewed as the second-most likely driver to win the 2013 title. Fourth on the list is #5-Kasey Kahne at 9-1, followed by three former champions at 12-1 -- #24-Jeff Gordon, #20-Matt Kenseth and #14-Tony Stewart, the 2011 champ. #99-Carl Edwards, the 2011 runner-up when he tied Stewart for the points total but had fewer wins, gets a decent betting line despite finishing 15th last season and going winless. He's 14-1 along with #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., #15-Clint Bowyer and #16-Greg Biffle. #56-Martin Truex Jr. is 16-1, and #29-Kevin Harvick has the longest odds among the 2012 Chase drivers at 20-1, probably because he's a lame-duck driver at Richard Childress Racing. Harvick moves to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014. If you want to pick a real long shot, #39-Ryan Newman is listed at 50-1 along with #42-Juan Pablo Montoya. #1-Jamie McMurray, Montoya's teammate at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, is substantially better at 33-1. If you like #22-Joey Logano's chances in his first year at Penske Racing, you can get him at 40-1.(ESPN)(1-9-2012)

Re: Johnson favored to win 2013 title by oddsmakers, plus ot

Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:43 am

Put me down in the "not shocked" category.

Re: Johnson favored to win 2013 title by oddsmakers, plus ot

Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:49 am

HTower wrote:Put me down in the "not shocked" category.

Yeah, I'm in there with ya. :roll:

Re: Johnson favored to win 2013 title by oddsmakers, plus ot

Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:59 am

i guess that is why many here pick him in weekly points.

Re: Johnson favored to win 2013 title by oddsmakers, plus ot

Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:00 am

michaeljohn wrote:i guess that is why many here pick him in weekly points.

Guilty! :roll: ;) :lol:

Re: Johnson favored to win 2013 title by oddsmakers, plus ot

Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:02 pm

TONY is in jj's rear-view-mirror, ready to pass...... :) :)

Re: Johnson favored to win 2013 title by oddsmakers, plus ot

Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:34 pm

its anybody game, its easy for the media and whomever to pick JJ because he has been the most consist ant the 11 years.....

Re: Johnson favored to win 2013 title by oddsmakers, plus ot

Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:29 pm

HiddenHollow wrote:
michaeljohn wrote:i guess that is why many here pick him in weekly points.

Guilty! :roll: ;) :lol:


+1 :oops:

Re: Johnson favored to win 2013 title by oddsmakers, plus ot

Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:09 pm

I have no problem picking JJ for a top 3. He's let me down a whole lot less than some have over the last few years. But it's still anybody's game as luck has a lot to do with it. Wrong place wrong time happens to everyone, sometimes it's just not "your day". I do believe that qualifying well has something to do with it and I wish Tony would put a little more effort into that. We'll see what this season holds soon enough.
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