Gordon, Kyle Busch favored in Twin 150's

Feb 11, 2009 5:00 PM
by Mark Mayer |

The Daytona 500 culminates what’s known in Central Florida as Speed Weeks, which began with the Bud Shootout and continues Thursday morning with the running of the Gatorade Twin 150’s.

Jeff Gordon is the 7-2 favorite at the Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook in the first 150 and Kyle Busch a 3-1 choice in the second. Both races determine starting positions for Sunday’s 51st edition of the Daytona 500 behind pole sitter Martin Truex Jr, who gained the top spot during qualifying.

In the first 150-miler, defending three-time Sprint Cup points champion Jimmie Johnson is second choice behind Gordon at 9-2. Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart are each 7-1. Point of interest is Bill Elliott at 50-1, who is driving the famed Wood Brothers Ford that was the longtime ride of Hall of Famer David Pearson.

Behind Kyle Busch in the second 150 miler is Dale Earnhardt Jr at 4-1. Last year, Junior won one of the Twins and the Bud Shootout. Other top contenders include Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards each at 7-1 and this year’s Bud Shootout winner Kevin Harvick at 10-1.

Defending Daytona 500 champion Bobby Labonte is 40-1 to capture the second Twin 150. Top individual matchups include Kyle Busch -170 against Martin, Earnhardt Jr -155 against Brian Vickers, Gordon -145 against Stewart and Johnson -145 against Jamie McMurray.

The complete list of odds and individual matchups appear below:

GATORADE DUEL 150’s

DAYTONA INT’L SPEEDWAY

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009

ODDS TO WIN  GATORADE DUEL 1:
JEFF GORDON
7-2
JIMMIE JOHNSON
9-2
KURT BUSCH
7
MATT KENSETH
7
TONY STEWART
7
DAVID RAGAN
12
MARTIN TRUEX JR
12
JAMIE McMURRAY
12
KASEY KAHNE
20
CASEY MEARS
20
GREG BIFFLE
25
JOEY LOGANO
30
ARIC ALMIROLA
30
PAUL MENARD
30
MICHAEL WALTRIP
30
ROBBY GORDON
50
SAM HORNISH JR
50
BILL ELLIOTT
50
MARCOS AMBROSE
60
FIELD
 
GATORADE DUEL 1 MATCHUPS
 
JEFF GORDON
-145
TONY STEWART
+125
 
JAMIE McMURRAY
+125
JIMMIE JOHNSON
-145
 
KURT BUSCH
-125
DAVID RAGAN
+105
 
JOEY LOGANO
-115
PAUL MENARD
-105
 
MATT KENSETH
-160
CASEY MEARS
+140
 
KASEY KAHNE
-130
ARIC ALMIROLA
+110
 
GREG BIFFLE
-125
MICHAEL WALTRIP
+105
 
SAM HORNISH JR
-110
MARCOS AMBROSE
-110
 
ROBBY GORDON
+115
TERRY LABONTE
-135
 
BRAD KESELOWSKI
-125
BILL ELLIOTT
+105
 
ODDS TO WIN GATORADE DUEL 2:
KYLE BUSCH
3
DALE EARNHARDT JR
4
MARK MARTIN
8
DENNY HAMLIN
7
CARL EDWARDS
7
KEVIN HARVICK
10
CLINT BOWYER
18
BRIAN VICKERS
15
RYAN NEWMAN
20
JEFF BURTON
20
JUAN MONTOYA
25
TRAVIS KVAPIL
25
BOBBY LABONTE
40
REED SORENSON
40
ELLIOTT SADLER
40
AJ ALLMENDINGER
40
DAVID REUTIMANN
40
DAVID STREMME
40
SCOTT SPEED
50
FIELD
30
 
GATORADE DUEL 2 MATCHUPS
KYLE BUSCH
-170
MARK MARTIN
+150
 
DALE EARNHARDT JR
-155
BRIAN VICKERS
+135
 
CARL EDWARDS
-110
DENNY HAMLIN
-110
 
KEVIN HARVICK
-135
JUAN MONTOYA
+115
 
JEFF BURTON
-120
RYAN NEWMAN
EVEN
 
CLINT BOWYER
-110
TRAVIS KVAPIL
-110
 
AJ ALLMENDINGER
-130
ELLIOTT SADLER
+110
 
REED SORENSON
-105
DAVID REUTIMANN 
-115
 
BOBBY LABONTE
-110
DAVID STEMME
-110
 
SCOTT SPEED
-110
BORIS SAID
-110