NASCAR 2014 All Star Race Preview + Sprint Cup Prediction

All Star Race Gambling Preview

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series will take a break from its point race schedule for the running of this year’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Saturday night.

NASCAR Sprint Cup- 2014 Sprint All-Star Race Preview and Prediction
Race: All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014                  
Time: 9 p.m. (ET)                              
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1
Odds By Bovada

This 90-lap sprint around the track is set to get underway at 9 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally on FOX Sports 1.

Jeff Gordon added his name to the growing list of Sprint Cup point race winners this season with a thrilling victory last Saturday night at Kansas. Kevin Harvick took second and Kasey Kahne raced his way to third.

The following is a look at my top favorite, contender and longshot to win this Saturday night’s All-Star Race based on odds provided by Bovada.

The Favorite (odd of less than 10/1)

Jimmie Johnson has won six Sprint Cup titles during the span of his storied racing career primarily on his ability to win races, so it has to be frustrating to get shutout of the Winner’s Circle in his first 11 point races this season.

He might be able to alleviate some of this frustration with a win in this year’s All-Star Race as a 5/1 favorite.

The No. 48 car has had its share of problems in recent weeks with three finishes outside the top 20 in its last five runs around the track, but despite this current form, Johnson adds tremendous value to his odds with his recent performance in this particular event.

He has won the All-Star Race four times and comes into Saturday night’s event as the two-time defending champion with victories in both 2012 and 2013.

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

Few race fans would argue against the fact that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been the most consistent driver in the Sprint Cup series this season.

He started things off with a huge victory in the Daytona 500 and through his first 11 point races the No. 88 car has finished in the top five in six of those events.

This has the team sitting in fourth place in the current Sprint Cup standings with a total of 368 points.

You would have to go back all the way to 2000 to find the last time Dale Jr. won this event, but given his current form he adds a ton of value to his 10/1 odds to win the All-Star race this year.

The Longshot (odds 20/1 or greater)

The All-Star Race is a 135 mile sprint around Charlotte Motor Speedway so any of the drivers in this race have an elevated chance to win as opposed to winning a full-blown point race.

This gives bettors an excellent shot to make some money on a longshot this week. While there are a number of interesting choices on the board, I have decided to go with Kurt Busch at 25/1 as my pick for this category.

The No. 41 car has already won a point race this season at Martinsville to go along with a third-place finish at Fontana the week before.

Current form is not on Busch’s side with five-straight finishes of 23rd or worse in his last five point races, but he has won this event in the past with a victory in the 2010 Sprint All-Star Race.

Odds from Bovada


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By Dave Schwab

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