NASCAR Betting – Picks For Kobalt 500

Nascar PicksThe NASCAR circuit head to Atlanta, which as per usual, means great things for the four-time defending champion, Jimmie Johnson. His 8.8 average is the best among active drivers in this race, which is obviously a great reason to pick him this week.

Last week, the Sprint Cup Series was in Las Vegas where Johnson got the win. In Atlanta, he’ll try to unseat last two year’s spring winners on the Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Busch brothers, Kyle and Kurt.

Jimmie Johnson

Sportsbook Odds: +450

Not surprisingly, Johnson is the favorite in Atlanta. Given how high his average finish is, it’s easy to see why.

Johnson is not only the defending champ, he has a two-race winning streak going in the Sprint Cup after winning at Las Vegas last week. He had an axle problem last year in the fall race in Atlanta but when his car is fine, he is pretty much your best shot to win the race.

He’s kind of become the Tiger Woods of NASCAR at this point. Bet him until he cools off.

Kyle & Kurt Busch

Sportsbook Reviews Odds: +1000

Kyle, and his brother, Kurt, have won the last two races in Atlanta with Kyle winning the spring race in 2009. When picking future winners, it’s always good to look back at the track history and see who’s won a lot there.

Busch is a popular pick this week but be cautious. Last year’s win could have been an anomaly because he hast just his first top 10 finish in five spring races in Atlanta. That’s something to be cautious of. Those wondering what his brother has done in previous races, he has just two top 10 in his last nine starts.

Tony Stewart

Sports Betting Lines: +1400

So Tony Stewart hasn’t grabbed the headlines early in 2010 as he did in 2009. First off, expectations have changed quite a bit because he raised the bar for himself.

But he hasn’t fallen off the map this year. He has two top 10 finishes including a seventh place finish in Las Vegas last week.

Overall, Stewart has a fairly good track record in Atlanta. He has a 10.8 average finish in the 10 spring races he’s taken part in and in the 18 races overall, he has a 9.2 average finish. He’s worth a look this week.

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