The 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race NASCAR Sprint Cup race is taking place this week on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, with a start time of 7:30 pm EDT. Here is a list of the betting odds for the NASCAR drivers to win the 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race this week at Bristol.
In addition to listing the betting win odds for each driver this week, I’m also listing how many times each driver has won this season, how many times each driver has won this race and how many times each driver has won at Bristol in Sprint Cup races. I’ve also listed the career stats for many of the drivers this week. Good luck to all the NASCAR drivers and especially the bettors this week at the 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol!
T-1. Kevin Harvick – 6 to 1 odds
For the umpteenth time this year, Kevin Harvick is favored to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race as he’s co-favored to win the 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race this week at odds of 6 to 1. I don’t get all the favoritism for Kevin Harvick as he has only won two races this season and both were back in March at Las Vegas and Phoenix. Harvick has never won this race but he did win over the track back in 2005. For his career, Kevin Harvick has won 30 races in 525 starts.
T-1. Matt Kenseth – 6 to 1
While I don’t understand Kevin Harvick’s odds this week, I do get why Matt Kenseth is co-favored at odds of 6 to 1. Kenseth just won last week at Michigan pretty easily for his second win in three weeks (he won a Pocono August 2) and third win on the season. His first win this season was at the spring race at Bristol. Kenseth has won this race three times (2005, 2006, 2013) and he’s won over the track four times, so he’s co-favored for a reason to try and sweep the races at Bristol in 2015.
T-1. Kyle Busch – 6 to 1
Kyle Busch’s 6 to 1 odds this week also make sense. Kyle Busch has four wins this season at Sonoma, Kentucky, New Hampshire, and The Brickyard, and all four wins have come over the last two months. Kyle Busch also has two wins in this race (2009, 2010) and five Sprint Cup wins over the Bristol track (he also won the spring race in 2007, 2009, 2011).
T-4. Brad Keselowski – 7 to 1
Brad Keselowski has one win this season which came at California in March. Keselowski won this race in 2011 and he has two NASCAR Sprint Cup wins over the track (his other win was in 2012). For his career, Brad Keselowski has 17 wins in 220 starts.
T-4. Joey Logano – 7 to 1
Joey Logano has two wins in 2015. He won at Watkins Glen a couple of weeks ago, and he also won the Daytona 500 back in February. Joey Logano is also the defending champion in the Irwin Tools Night Race as he won the race last year in 2014. For his career, Joey Logano has 10 wins in 242 starts.
T-6. Carl Edwards – 10 to 1
Carl Edwards lone win so far in 2015 came at Charlotte in May. Carl Edwards has two wins in this race (2007, 2008) and three total wins over the track (2014). For his career, Carl Edwards has won 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup races in 396 starts.
T-6. Jimmie Johnson – 10 to 1
Jimmie Johnson has four wins in 2015 at Atlanta, Texas, Kansas City and Dover. Jimmie Johnson has yet to win this race and he has just one win (2010) over the track but it’s been 10 races now since he has won and he’s 10 to 1 odds this week. He’s probably due to win a race real soon and to me he’s a better bet this week than Kevin Harvick is at 6 to 1 odds.
T-6. Kurt Busch – 10 to 1
Kurt Busch has wins in 2015 at Richmond and Michigan. Kurt Busch has one win in this race (2003) and he’s won over the track five times (2002-04, 2006) but his last win here was in 2006. For his career, Kurt Busch has 27 wins in 527 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts.
9. Denny Hamlin – 12 to 1
Denny Hamlin won at Martinsville in March and he won the NASCAR All-Star Race in May for two wins in 2015. Hamlin won this race in 2012, for his only win over the Bristol track. For his NASCAR Sprint Cup career, Denny Hamlin has 25 wins in 349 starts.
10. Martin Truex, Jr. – 15 to 1
Martin Truex, Jr. won at Pocono back in June for his only win so far in the 2015 NASCAR season. Truex, Jr. has yet to win a Sprint Cup race so far in his career at Bristol. For his career, Martin Truex, Jr. has won three races in 356 starts.
T-11. Jeff Gordon, Kyle Larson – 18 to 1 odds each
Both Jeff Gordon and Kyle Larson are win less on the 2015 season. Gordon is in his last full season in NASCAR in 2015. He has only won this race once (2002) but he does have five total wins over the Bristol track. Jeff Gordon’s last win at Bristol, though, was in 2002. Kyle Larson has yet to win a Sprint Cup race in 62 starts so he has obviously never won over the track.
13. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. – 20 to 1
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has wins this season at Talladega and Daytona. Junior won this race in 2004 for his only win over the track. For his NASCAR Sprint Cup career, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has won 25 races in 564 starts.
14. Kasey Kahne – 30 to 1
Kasey Kahne has yet to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race in the 2015 season. Kahne is also win less in this race but he did win a race over the Bristol track in 2013. For his career, Kasey Kahne has won 17 races in 419 Sprint Cup starts.
T-15. Clint Bowyer, Jamie McMurray – 40 to 1
Both Clint Bowyer and Jamie McMurray at 40 to 1 odds each this week are looking for their first wins in 2015. Neither driver has ever won at Bristol so both are risky bets this week even at high odds. Clint Bowyer has won eight times in 348 starts and he has not won a race since 2012. McMurray has won seven times in 461 starts and he has not won since 2013.
17. Tony Stewart – 60 to 1
Tony Stewart has yet to win a race in the 2015 season. Stewart won this race back in 2001 for his only win at Bristol. Another tough bet this week. Tony Stewart has won 48 times in 577 starts in his career, and he has not won a race since 2013.
T-18. A.J. Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, Austin Dillon, Casey Mears, Danica Patrick, David Ragan, Greg Biffle, Paul Menard, Ricky Stenhouse, Ryan Blaney, Ryan Newman, Trevor Bayne – 100 to 1 odds
None of these drivers at 100 to 1 odds each this week has won a race yet in 2015, though, Greg Biffle did win the Sprint Showdown. None of them have ever won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Bristol track either. Many of these drivers have yet to win the race and most of the others are very infrequent winners. At least Danica Patrick is hot.
- Field of all other drivers – 100 to 1 odds