2010 Daytona 500: Preview and Picks
In any other sport, the biggest game of the year is most probably the last one of the season. But for stock car drivers, the biggest race of the season is also the first one. The 52nd Daytona 500, is slated for February 14, will begin the 2010 Sprint Cup series auto racing season.Â A victory at the Daytona 500 is very important to a driver’s legacy, the race is often the most competitive of the season. Top racers have always pushed their limits at this event, and this year is expected to be no different.
By virtue of winning four consecutive Sprint Cup series, Jimmie Johnson is without a doubt the odds-on favorite to win the prestigious race. He is also the hottest driver in the circuit, having finished in the top 5 in seven of the last ten Nascar Races.Â Johnson won the 2006 Daytona 500.
The 2010 Daytona 500 offers defending champion Matt Kenseth a chance to shrug off what was a terrible end to his 2009 season. Kenseth started last season with a blast by winning the coveted Daytona 500. He then went on to validate this great victory with another win the following week. Unfortunately, his auspicious start was followed by terrible subsequent performances, which led to his team failing to make the Chase for the Championship for the first time.
Kyle Busch is one of the bookmaker’s favorite to win the 2010 Daytona 500, and it is for very good reasons. Busch was very close to winning the prestigious race in two years running. As a matter of fact, he led the most laps at the Daytona 500 in 2008 and 2009. Busch is an exciting driver, but is also highly unpredictable. When he is on, he is very good. When he’s not, he is not very good.
Other contenders for the 2010 Daytona 500 crown include Mark Martin, Tony Stewart, and Kurt Busch. Mark Martin has long been dubbed the best driver to have never won the big one. Maybe this year will be Martin’s year after all. If he wins the coveted race, he will be the oldest to do so. Both Stewart and Busch are highly accomplished drivers who have to the talent and the car to win it all. With some good breaks, one of the two could very well end up winning this year’s Daytona 500.
My pick for the 2010 Daytona 500 is Kyle Busch.Â At sportsbook.com his odds are +800.Â Meaning all you need to do is risk $100 to win $800.Â Kyle Busch is one of the ost talented drivers and is a threat to win every time he enters a race.Â Picks Kyle Busch on Sunday and cheer on the #18 car with the M&Ms logo
Kyle Bush +800
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