2007 NASCAR Pepsi 400, Sportsbook Betting and Review
Daytona International Speedway is the site for The Nextel Cup Series which returns this weekend. The Pepsi 400 is where Kevin Harvick will be racing for his second win at Daytona this year.
Harvick won over Mark Martin at the Daytona 500 five months ago in very close racing finish. Harvick has the two victories and seven Top 10 finishes in the Busch Series and is looking to win here on the Nextel Cup circuit.
Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart will be the favorites in the second trip at Daytona. Jeff Gordon who is the point’s leader had a second place finish at New Hampshire last weekend. Denny Hamlin won that car race but Gordon had a great finish. Among the active drivers at Daytona,
Gordon has won at Daytona six times in his racing career which places Gordon with the most checkered flags. 2005 Daytona 500 was where Gordon won last time to claim the checkered flag at Daytona. But, his last 400-mile race was in 2004 where he claimed victory at Daytona.
Stewart has won the Pepsi 400 NASCAR race in 2005 and 2006 and is considered the best driver here at the Pepsi 400. The Pepsi 400 wins at Daytona are the only two victories that Stewart has claimed, and in 2005 he had his best-ever finish in the 500 where he had a second
place. Stewart has not had a great season and is still trying to claim a victory in 2007. Stewart is still in the running for the championship even with his bad luck and sometimes poor results. Stewart is in sixth place in points standings with nine races remaining before The Chase begins. The reigning Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and Gordon, four-time Cup winner have the four wins each already this racing season. It would help Stewart’s chance in The Chase if could win a few races.
Denny Hamlin is NASCAR driver that everyone will be looking at this weekend in the Pepsi 400. Last weekend at New Hampshire Hamlin closed the points gap in the standings on Gordon and that is where he claimed his first NASCAR victory of the season. Gordon with only a 156 points lead over Hamlin, thanks to his win and NASCAR penalizing Gordon 100 points over violations a week earlier at Infineon.
Daytona has not been kind to Hamlin and he has not had much success at Daytona. Hamlin had a 17th place finish in the three races he competed in and that was his top finish. On the racing circuit this season, Hamlin is one of most consistent drivers and on Saturday he will make a run for the race lead.
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