Coke Zero 400 Odds

I don't claim to be an expert on Sprint Cup Racing but I do try to keep up with each weeks betting odds, results and points standings, so I can pass on useful information to our readers. But for Friday's Coke Zero 400 I am stumped as to why Dale Earnhardt Jr. is  co-race favorite. After checking around different sports shops, I've found Junior to be a consensus odds favorite. has him at 7/1, lists him at +800 (8/1) while racing boards at and are down. Kevin Harvick is a co-favorite at SBG Global, also at 8/1 but is coming off No.-2 on BODOG's board at 9/1.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 Odds It's my guess some race boards have removed pre-qualifying odds in anticipation of Friday's qualifying. Post qualifying odds are much more reliable than pre-qualifying odds.

What have you done for me lately Dale? Earnhardt might not recognize winners circle because he hasn't seen it in so long. One has to go all the way back to June 15, 2008 at Michigan since he's been there.

Just because Earnhardt is in a winning drought, doesn't mean he's not performing as a driver. Earnhardt is currently in the thick of the 2011 Sprint Cup points battle in seventh place but only 65 points off the pace of the leader Carl Edwards. Earnhardt has logged eight top 10 finishes and three top fives. In addition he's qualified for one pole.

We don't have all the answers but know; for some reason there's lots of smoke surrounding Dale Earnhardt Jr. We want to know; where's the fire?

Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 Odds (courtesy of

Dale Earnhardt Jr. +800
Kevin Harvick      +800
Tony Stewart      +1100
Jimmie Johnson    +1100
Kyle Busch        +1100
Carl Edwards      +1100
Jeff Gordon       +1100
Kurt Busch        +1100
Jamie McMurray    +1400
Denny Hamlin      +1400
Clint Bowyer      +1400
Jeff Burton       +2350
Juan Montoya      +2350
David Ragan       +2350
Matt Kenseth      +2800
Ryan Newman       +2800
Kasey Kahne       +2800
Greg Biggle       +2800
Mark Martin       +2800
David Reutimann   +3350
Martin Truex Jr   +3350
Trevor Bayne      +3350
Joey Logano       +3350
Brian Vickers     +3350
Field             +1250
Brad Keselowski   +3350