The 2016 STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race is taking place this week on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the Martinsville Speedway located in Martinsville, Virginia, with a 1:00 pm EDT start time and the race is on TV on FS1. Here is a list of the betting odds for the NASCAR drivers to win the 2016 STP 500.
In addition to odds for each driver below also listed is how each driver did in the last NASCAR Sprint Cup race, how many wins each driver has in this race and over the Martinsville track in NASCAR Sprint Cup races. The career NASCAR Sprint Cup stats for many of the drivers are also listed below.
1. Jimmie Johnson – 9/2 odds
Jimmie Johnson is the betting favorite this week to win the 2016 STP 500 at Martinsville. Jimmie Johnson won the last NASCAR race, the Auto Club 400, two weeks ago after starting in the 19th spot. Jimmie Johnson has three wins in this race (2007, 2009, 2013) and eight overall wins over the track. Johnson also has a win at Atlanta this season.
T-2. Joey Logano – 6 to 1
Joey Logano started in 9th and finished the Auto Club 400 in 4th place two weeks ago. Logano has yet to win this race or win over the track and he has yet to win this season. For his NASCAR Sprint Cup career Joey Logano has 14 wins in 260 starts with 11 of his wins coming over 2014-15.
T-2. Denny Hamlin – 6 to 1
Denny Hamlin started in 3rd and finished in 3rd in the Auto Club 400 two weeks ago. Hamlin is the defending champion in the STP 500 and he has three wins in the race (2008, 2010, 2015) and five wins over the track. Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for one win so far this season.
T-4. Kevin Harvick – 7 to 1
Kevin Harvick started in 2nd and finished in 2nd two weeks ago. Harvick has one win in this race (2011) for his lone win over the track. As usual, Kevin Harvick won at Phoenix this season for one win so far on the year. For his career, Kevin Harvick has 32 wins in 543 starts.
T-4. Kyle Busch – 7 to 1
Kyle Busch did not run well two weeks ago as he started in 6th and ended up in 25th. Kyle Busch has never won this race and he’s never won over the track and he’s looking for his first win this season. For his NASCAR Sprint Cup career, Kyle Busch has 34 wins in 395 starts.
T-4. Matt Kenseth – 7 to 1
Matt Kenseth started in 20th and finished in 19th two weeks ago. Kenseth has never won this race or won over the track and he’s looking for his first win this season. For his career, Matt Kenseth has won 36 Sprint Cup races in 583 starts.
7. Brad Keselowski – 8 to 1
Brad Keselowski started in 15th two weeks ago and finished in 9th. Keselowski is yet another driver who has never won this race or won over the track but he does have a win this season at Las Vegas. For his career, Brad Keselowski has 18 wins in 238 starts.
8. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. – 10 to 1
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ran well two weeks ago as he started in 27th and finished the race in 11th. Junior has yet to win this race but he did win the fall race over the track in 2014 for one win at Martinsville.
9. Kurt Busch – 15 to 1
Kurt Busch ran lousy two weeks ago as he started in 26th and finished the race in 30th place. Kurt Busch won this race in 2014 and he has two wins over the track. He has yet to win a Sprint Cup race in the 2016 NASCAR season.
10. Carl Edwards – 18 to 1
Carl Edwards started in 5th two weeks ago and finished the race in 7th. Edwards has yet to win this race or win over the track or win a race this season. For his career, Carl Edwards has 25 wins in 414 starts and he won two races each season from 2013-15.
11. Jamie McMurray – 20 to 1
Jamie McMurray started in 10th two weeks ago and finished the race in 10th place. McMurray is looking for his first win this year and he’s never won this race or won a race over the track. For his career, Jamie McMurray has just seven wins in 479 starts.
12. Martin Truex, Jr. – 25 to 1
Martin Truex, Jr. started in 17th place two weeks ago and ended the race in 32nd place. Martin has never won this race or won over the track and he’s looking for his first win in 2016. For his NASCAR Sprint Cup career, Martin has just three wins in 374 starts.
T-13. Kasey Kahne, Chase Elliott – 40 to 1 odds each
Chase Elliott is a rookie making his 11th start here looking for his first career win. He started in eighth two weeks and finished in 6th. He looks like he’s ready to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race this season a some point. Kasey Kahne ran badly two weeks ago starting in 12th and finishing in 28th. He’s never won this race or over the track and has no wins in 2016. Kahne has 17 wins in 437 starts but he’s not won a race since 2014.
T-15. Kyle Larson, Ryan Newman – 15 to 1 odds each
After starting in 32nd place two weeks ago Kyle Larson crashed out to finish last in 39th place. Larson is looking for his first career win this week in his 81st NASCAR start. Ryan Newman started in 4th two weeks ago and ended up in 14th place. Newman won this race in 2012 for his lone win over the track. He’s yet to win in 2016 and his career stats are 17 wins in 517 starts and he’s not won a race since 2013.
- Field of all other drivers – 35 to 1