Jimmie Johnson, a four-time winner of the Kobalt Tools 400 event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and a five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, is favored to repeat the feat in Sunday’s main event. Although winless in the first two races of the 2011 campaign, Ed Salmons, Race and Sports Manager at the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book, has tabbed Johnson as the favorite at 9-2.

The most recent winner, Jeff Gordon (Phoenix), is listed at 10-1 and Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne is posted at 100-1.

Hometown heroes Kyle and Kurt Busch are listed at 6-1 and 12-1, respectively.

NASCAR Weekend begins on Thursday, March 3 with a full day of NASCAR Nationwide Series practice and a free driver autograph session. Stratosphere Pole Day features practice for both the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race as well as qualifying for the Kobalt Tools 400 on Friday, March 4. The Sam’s Town 300 is set for Saturday, March 5 and the Kobalt Tools 400 will run on Sunday, March 6. Two nights of World of Outlaws Sprint Car racing will take place at the Dirt Track March 2 and 3.

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Odds to win Kobalt Tools 400:
Jimmie Johnson 9-2
Denny Hamlin 8-1
Carl Edwards 5-1
Kyle Busch 6-1
Jeff Gordon 10-1
Greg Biffle 12-1
Kevin Harvick 12-1
Tony Stewart 12-1
Matt Kenseth 15-1
Clint Bowyer 25-1
Kurt Busch 12-1
Mark Martin 25-1
Joey Logano 20-1
Jeff Burton 25-1
Juan Pablo Montoya 25-1
Kasey Kahne 25-1
Jamie McMurray 25-1
Ryan Newman 30-1
Brian Vickers 25-1
David Reutimann 40-1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 40-1
A.J. Allmendinger 60-1
Martin Truex Jr. 60-1
Paul Menard 100-1
David Ragan 75-1
Brad Keselowski 100-1
Trevor Bayne 100-1
Marcos Ambrose 300-1
Regan Smith 300-1
Bobby Labonte 300-1
David Gilliland 500-1
Field (all others) 100-1

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