Kasey Kahne, who holds the Las Vegas Motor Speedway track qualifying record, has been installed as the early favorite in the March 13 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup event.

            Kahne is a 7-1 favorite to win the event according to odds set by Station Casinos.

            Kahne, who drives the Dodge Dealers/UAW National Training Center Dodge, sat on the pole for the 2004 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 and finished second in the race.

            Las Vegan and reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman are 8-1 favorites, while 2001 race winner Jeff Gordon is 9-1.

            Other notable drivers and there odds are:

            Jimmie Johnson 10-1

            Tony Stewart 10-1

            Dale Earnhardt Jr. 10-1

            Mark Martin 12-1

            Matt Kenseth 12-1

            Rusty Wallace 15-1

            Jeremy Mayfield 16-1

            Bobby Labonte 18-1

            Jamie McMurray 18-1

            Greg Biffle 18-1

            Kevin Harvick 20-1

            Sterling Marlin 25-1

            Jeff Burton 25-1

            Dale Jarrett 30-1

            Kyle Busch 65-1