Fred Crespi, oddsmaker for the race and sports book at the Aliante Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has made some interesting choices for Sunday’s NHRA Nationals finals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

No surprise in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Dragster category, of course: defending champion Antron Brown is the favorite at 2/1. Antron’s Don Schumacher Racing teammates complete the top three, with Tony Schumacher at 5/2 and Spencer Massey at 3/1. Top Fuel Dragster rookie-of-the-year candidate Brittany Force is listed at 15/1.

A Don Schumacher Racing entry tops the Funny Car list as well, but it is neither perennial favorite Ron Capps or defending champion Jack Beckman. This time the spotlight is on Johnny Gray, campaigning in his final full season of Funny Car competition. Gray is listed at 2/1, followed by Capps (5/2) and Cruz Pedregon (3/1). Fifteen-time champion John Force is listed at 10/1.

Crespi tabbed Mike Edwards – who is winless so far in 2013 – as the favorite (6/5) in the Pro Stock category. Mopar driver Allen Johnson, who is strong on the Las Vegas quarter mile, is posted at 5/2 and popular Jeg Coughlin is on the board at 3/1.

The odds will be available at the Aliante race and sports book on Thursday morning.

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series – formerly known as the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series – delivers the biggest names in professional drag racing twice each year to America’s Greatest Drag Strip. Pro (Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car and Pro Stock) qualifying will take place on Friday and Saturday with eliminations on Sunday. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.

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Odds to win NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Courtesy: Aliante Hotel & Casino

Antron Brown – 2/1
Tony Schumacher – 5/2
Spencer Massey – 3/1
Shawn Langdon – 4/1
Doug Kalitta – 5/1
Morgan Lucas – 6/1
Bob Vandergriff – 15/2
Brandon Bernstein – 9/1
Steve Torrence – 12/1
Brittany Force – 15/1
Field (all others) – 10/1

Johnny Gray – 2/1
Ron Capps – 5/2
Cruz Pedregon – 3/1
Courtney Force – 9/2
Robert Hight – 6/1
Jack Beckman – 6/1
Del Worsham – 7/1
Matt Hagan – 8/1
John Force – 10/1
Alexis DeJoria – 15/1
Field (all others) – 8/1

Mike Edwards – 6/5
Allen Johnson – 5/2
Jeg Coughlin – 3/1
Jason Line – 7/2
Vincent Nobile – 9/2
Greg Anderson – 6/1
Erica Enders-Stevens – 6/1
V Gaines – 8/1
Shane Gray – 10/1
Kurt Johnson – 15/1
Field (all others) 12/1