The following is a list of the odds for NASCAR drivers to win the 2014 GoBowling.com 400, which is taking place on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The race will be carried live on TV on ESPN at 1:00 pm.
In addition to the drivers odds, I’ve also listed how many times each driver has won this race, won at Pocono, and how many wins each driver has so far in 2014. As you can see below, Brad Keselwoski is the betting favorite, followed closely by Jimmie Johnson.
One of the drivers listed below at big odds has a win in the GoBowling.com 400, two wins at Pocono Raceway, and two wins on the season. His odds look pretty juicy, but he made a career decision last week that could affect his ability to win this race this week.
NASCAR odds for 2014 GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono, Brad Keselowski favored
1. Brad Keselowski – 4 to 1
Brad Keselowski is the favorite to win the 2014 GoBowling.com 400 at 4 to 1 odds. Keselowski won this race in 2011, for his lone win at Pocono. Brad Keselowski has wins this season at Las Vegas, Kentucky, and New Hampshire.
2. Jimmie Johnson – 5 to 1
Jimmie Johnson won this race in 2004, and he has three wins at Pocono. After a slow start in 2014, Jimmie Johnson ripped off three wins in four weeks at Charlotte, Dover, and Michigan in late May into June, but has not won again since.
T-3. Kevin Harvick – 7 to 1
Kevin Harvick has yet to win at Pocono. Harvick has wins this season at Phoenix and Darlington, but has not won since April 12th.
T-3. Jeff Gordon – 7 to 1
Can Jeff Gordon win in back-to-back weeks? Gordon has two wins in this race (1998, 2012), and six wins overall at Pocono, and two wins on the season (Kansas and Indianapolis).
5. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. – 8 to 1
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has yet to win this race, but he did win the Pocono 400 this year for his first win at Pocono. He also won the Daytona 500 to start 2014.
T-6. Joey Logano – 10 to 1
Joey Logano has yet to win the GoBowling.com 400, but he did win at Pocono 2012, and he has wins this season at Texas and Richmond.
T-6. Denny Hamlin – 10 to 1
Denny Hamlin won this race in 2006 and 2009, and he has four wins at Pocono. Hamlin’s lone win so far this season was at Talladega.
T8. Tony Stewart – 12 to 1
Tony Stewart is winless in this race, but has two wins at Pocono (2003, 2009). Tony Stewart is still winless in 2014.
T-8. Kasey Kahne – 12 to 1
Kasey Kahne is the defending champion, and his 2013 GoBowling.com 400 victory was his second win over the track. Kasey Kahne is winless on the year.
T-8. Kyle Busch – 12 to 1
Kyle Busch has yet to win a race at Pocono. His one win this season was back in March in California.
11. Kurt Busch – 15 to 1
Kurt Busch has two wins in this race (2005, 2007), and he won this season at big odds at Martinsville.
T-12. Kyle Larson, Matt Kenseth – 20 to 1 each
Both drivers are winless at Pocono and winless so far this season.
14. Ryan Newman – 25 to 1
Ryan Newman won this race in 2003 for his lone win at Pocono. Newman has yet to win in 2014.
15. Clint Bowyer – 40 to 1
Clint Bowyer has yet to win at Pocono or on the season (Bowyer did win the NASCAR Sprint Showdown).
T-16. Jamie McMurray, Brian Vickers, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards – 60 to 1
Vickers is winless at Pocono and on season. McMurray is winless at track but won All-Star race this season. Biffle won this race in 2010, but is winless on season. Carl Edwards won this race in 2008, has two wins over the track and he won at Bristol and Sonoma this year.
I bet Carl Edwards last week at 50 to 1 odds at Indy, but that was before he announced he was leaving Roush at the end of the year. The odds look juicy again for Edwards this week at 60 to 1, but his decision leaves big question marks.
T-20. Martin Truex, Austin Dillon, Paul Menard – 100 to 1
No wins in race, at track or season for this trio at 100 to 1 odds each.
T-23. A.J. Allmendinger, Justin Allgaier, Marcos Ambrose, Aric Almirola, Ricky Stenhouse, Danica Patrick, Casey Mears – 300 to 1
No wins in this race or at track for any of these drivers at 300 to1 odds each. Only Almirloa has a win this season which came a few weeks ago at Daytona.
On the other hand, Danica Patrick is really hot.
- Field of All Other Drivers – 100 to 1