If you’re finishing laughing at the “offer” to Dale Jr. to drive in Formula 1, here’s the odds on drivers advancing to the “championship round” at Homestead:
JEFF GORDON—EVEN (Already advanced) Only way he wouldn’t advance would be if he were to be injured sometime between now and next Sunday morning, in which case I don’t think ANYBODY knows how Nascar would handle it.
|Chances of advancing: 1:1,000,000,000|
KEVIN HARVICK—3:1 The best-bet to make it on account of his domination at Phoenix, whether running for a championship or running for what has been shown to be a mid-level car at RCR.
KYLE BUSCH—4:1 Odds would be higher if not for his propensity to choke in the Chase—has he finally overcome his past troubles, or is a meltdown waiting in the wings? Well, M&M’s don’t melt…but they ARE a choking hazard.
MARTIN TRUEX JR.—8:1 Just think if Furniture Row broke the string of multi-car teams winning championships—they’d prove that all you need to succeed is millions of dollars, years of patience, and moxie.
CARL EDWARDS—10:1 Advance or not, it’s been a great first year at JGR for Carl. His sponsor’s spokesman, not so much.
BRAD KESELOWSKI—15:1 Drama with the JGR crew means that Brad will be racing with a bullseye on his back. Well, not literally—if that was true, he’d have to deal with a plaid car.
KURT BUSCH—15:1 Though not necessarily a favorite, a championship would show if Kurt has truly changed his ways, or will morph back into the old Kurt, aka The Most Insufferable Champion Possible.
JOEY LOGANO—50:1 Joey’s only shot to make it is to win. It’s a longshot for sure (especially with his teammate also needing a great run), but if he defied the odds, we’d all get to see what happens with a cheesehead explodes.