NASCAR Sprint Cup Samuel Deeds 400 Preview and Prediction

The Brickyard – Samuel Deeds 400 Predictions

The ‘Race to the Chase’ is on as NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series makes its annual stop at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week for the running of the Samuel Deeds 400 at the fabled Brickyard.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Samuel Deeds 400 Preview and Prediction
Race: Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard
Date: Sunday, July 28, 2013
Time: 1 p.m. (ET)
Broadcast: FOX
Odds from Bovada

Sunday’s race is set to get underway at 1 p.m. and it will be broadcast nationally on FOX.

The last time the Sprint Cup series was in action was two weeks ago in New Hampshire and Brian Vickers stunned the field by taking the checkered flag. Kyle Busch finished second and Jeff Burton took third.

The following is a closer look at our favorite, contender, and longshot picks for this Sunday’s race with odds provided by Bovada

The Favorite (odd of less than 10/1)

Anyone who follows Sprint Cup odds on a regular basis has come to expect that Jimmie Johnson will almost always be the favorite to win that week’s race.

This has been especially true this season after racing the No.48 car to the top of the Sprint Cup point standings with four victories and an additional four top-five finishes in the first 19 point races of the year.

You can also throw in a win in this year’s non-point All-Star Race for good measure. Adding even more value to Johnson’s 4/1 odds to take the checkered flag this Sunday is the fact that he has already won this race four times since 2006 including last year’s trip around the Brickyard.

The Contender (odds from 10/1 to 19/1)

When looking for value in the odds sometimes a driver jumps off the page for a particular race. This week that driver is Greg Biffle at 14/1. He has remained competitive all season long with a win at Michigan and six additional top-10 finished that have the No.16 in eighth place in the standings with 545 points.

What makes Biffle so attractive for this race is his recent performance at Indianapolis. He has posted five-straight top-10 finishes in this race including a fourth-place finish in 2009 and a pair of third-place finishes in 2010 and 2012. [ad-8757089]

The Longshot (odds 20/1 or greater)

If you decide to dig deeper into the odds in search of a true longshot for Sunday’s race, then take a hard look at Martin Truex Jr. at 25/1. He has been in the mix in a number of races this season and as a result of an earlier victory at Sonoma remains in solid shape to make this year’s Chase.

The No.56 car is currently in 11th place in the standings with 521 points and it has a total for four top-five finishes so far. Truex Jr. erased the memory of a number of disappointing runs at Indianapolis with an eighth-place finish in last year’s race at the Brickyard.

Odds from Bovada

  • Jimmie Johnson 7/2
  • Matt Kenseth 7/1
  • Kyle Busch 7/1
  • Kasey Kahne 7/1
  • Denny Hamlin 12/1
  • Jeff Gordon 12/1
  • Kurt Busch 15/1
  • Kevin Harvick 15/1
  • Brad Keselowski 15/1
  • Tony Stewart 15/1
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr 15/1
  • Martin Truex Jr 20/1
  • Carl Edwards 20/1
  • Clint Bowyer 20/1
  • Greg Biffle 20/1
    Juan Montoya 20/1
  • Joey Logano 25/1
  • Ryan Newman 50/1
  • Mark Martin 50/1
  • Jamie McMurray 75/1
  • Austin Dillon 100/1
  • Aric Almirola 100/1
  • Marcos Ambrose 100/1
  • Trevor Bayne 100/1
  • AJ Allmendinger 100/1
  • Jeff Burton 100/1
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr 100/1
  • Danica Patrick 100/1
  • Paul Menard 100/1
  • Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

*SPRINT Cup Odds provided by Bovada

By Dave Schwab

David Schwab is a regular contributor to the Cappers Picks Blog. While not cheering for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles David can be found working on his blog at David wants to hear from you so please comment below.