Harvick favored to repeat as Kobalt 400 champion
Odds makers have tabbed Kobalt 400 defending champion Kevin Harvick as the favorite for Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Harvick, the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, is a 5-1 favorite for the 267-lap race, according to Boyd Gaming Events. Four-time Kobalt 400 winner and six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, as well as Las Vegas native and reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch are second at 6-1.
Johnson won the Kobalt 400 from 2005-07 and again in 2010, while Kyle Busch won the 2009 race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is next at 7-1, and hometown driver Kurt Busch, the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion, opened at 12-1.
Three-time Kobalt 400 winner Matt Kenseth, the race champion from 2003-04 and in 2013, is 8-1 along with Joey Logano.
Kyle Busch is the favorite for Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300 at 6-5, with Brad Keselowski following at 11-5 and Erik Jones third at 7-2. Austin Dillon, who won last year's race, is next at 5-1 and is looking to become the first repeat winner in Boyd Gaming 300 history, while Las Vegas native Brendan Gaughan opened at 22-1.
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LVMS' 2016 NASCAR Weekend begins Thursday, March 3, with a free practice session that runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Time, and Stratosphere Pole Day follows on Friday, March 4, with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying beginning at 4:45 p.m. The Xfinity Series' Boyd Gaming 300 takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, and the weekend's crescendo comes on Sunday, March 6, in the form of the Kobalt 400 at 12:30 p.m.
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