Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is favored to win Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Johnson, a four-time winner of LVMS’s Kobalt Tools 400 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010), was tabbed as the man to get to the checkered flag first by the LVH Super Book in Las Vegas. Johnson also is favored by the LVH Super Book to win the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with odds at 5/1.

Defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski is listed at 8/1, as is 2009 winner and hometown hero Kyle Busch.

Tony Stewart, who won last year’s Kobalt Tools 400, is listed at 12/1.

Two-time winner Matt Kenseth (2003, 2004) is driving for a new team and is listed at 8/1.

Las Vegas native and 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch is listed at 75/1.

Daytona 500 polesitter Danica Patrick is listed at 500/1.

KOBALT TOOLS 400
LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
JIMMIE JOHNSON – 5/1
BRAD KESELOWSKI – 8/1
KYLE BUSCH – 8/1
MATT KENSETH – 8/1
CARL EDWARDS – 9/1
KASEY KAHNE – 9/1
DENNY HAMLIN – 10/1
TONY STEWART – 12/1
JEFF GORDON – 12/1
DALE EARNHARDT JR. – 12/1
GREG BIFFLE – 12/1
CLINT BOWYER – 15/1
KEVIN HARVICK – 18/1
MARTIN TRUEX JR. – 20/1
MARK MARTIN – 30/1
JOEY LOGANO – 40/1
RYAN NEWMAN – 40/1
RICKY STENHOUSE JR. – 40/1
KURT BUSCH – 75/1
PAUL MENARD – 100/1
ARIC ALMIROLA 100/1
MARCOS AMBROSE – 100/1
JUAN MONTOYA – 200/1
JAMIE McMURRAY – 200/1
JEFF BURTON – 200/1
TREVOR BAYNE – 200/1
DANICA PATRICK – 500/1
BOBBY LABONTE – 1000/1
CASEY MEARS – 1000/1
DAVID RAGAN – 1000/1
TRAVIS KVAPIL – 1000/1
DAVE BLANEY – 1000/1
J.J. YELEY – 1000/1
FIELD (ALL OTHERS) – 200/1

NASCAR Weekend at LVMS begins on Thursday with a free-to-the-public Sprint Cup Series practice session from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Racing at the superspeedway begins on Friday with Stratosphere Pole Day. The NASCAR Nationwide Series takes center stage on Saturday with the annual Sam’s Town 300 at 1:15 p.m. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 is scheduled to start at noon on Sunday.

Tickets for NASCAR Weekend are on sale at www.lvms.com or by calling (800) 644-4444. Neon Garage passes, Lucky 7 preferred parking and driver introduction passes also are available.

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