NASCAR 2015 Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 Preview & Prediction

NASCAR 2015 Sprint Cup Futures

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series continues its extended stay at the Charlotte Motor Speedway after last weekend’s Sprint All-Star Race with the running of the Coca-Cola 600 this Memorial Day Weekend.

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Race: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date: Sunday, May 24                               
Time: 6 p.m. (ET)                              
Broadcast: FOX
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Sunday night’s race is set to get underway at 7 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally on FOX Sports.

Denny Hamlin took center stage in last Saturday’ All-Star Race with a wire-to-wire run from the pole position. Kevin Harvick ended-up second in the field of 20 and Kurt Busch took third.

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The following is a look at my top favorite, contender and longshot to win this Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 based on betting odds provided by

The Favorite (odd of less than 10/1)

A red-hot Kevin Harvick may be the +300 favorite to win this Sunday’s race at Charlotte, but I am going with a driver that may be even hotter right now.

Jimmie Johnson went into last week’s All-Star Race fresh off this third point-race victory of the season with a win at Kansas.

It was the fifth race in a row where the No. 48 car placed third or better, which adds some solid value to this team’s +600 betting odds to win this race.

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Also adding some serious value to the equation is the fact that Johnson comes into this race as the defending champion. Last season’s victory in the Coca-Cola 600 was his seventh career Sprint Cup point-race win at this track.

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

Any time I can get longer odds on Matt Kenseth it is almost a given that I am going to use him as my contender pick. That is clearly the case this week at +1500 betting odds to win this race.

The No. 20 car won a total of seven Sprint Cup point races in 2013 and after enduring a longer than expected winless drought, this team finally got back to Victory Lane at Bristol this season.

It is currently in seventh place in the Sprint Cup standings with 331 points on the strength of two additional finishes in the top five.

Kenseth last won at Charlotte in 2011 and he followed-up a third-place finish in the second race at this track in 2013 with another third-place finish in last season’s Coca-Cola 600.

The Longshot (odds 20/1 or greater)

The Sprint All-Star Race may just be a shortened exhibition non-point event, but I am betting on Denny Hamlin’s +2000 odds that he can parlay that win into a two-race sweep at Charlotte this Sunday night.

The No. 11 car put itself in prime position for a spot in this year’s Chase with an earlier victory at Martinsville and it has also posted a pair of other finishes inside the top five.

Hamlin may have faded to 22nd in last season’s Coca-Cola 600, but this was just the first time in his last nine runs around this track in a Sprint Cup point race where he failed to crack the top 10.

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By Dave Schwab

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