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NASCAR 3M Performance 400 Betting at Sportsbook

NASCAR Betting Odds – 3M Performance 400 (Aug 17).

Bet NASCAR online at Best sportsbook Sports betting for the best lines on auto racing, including this Sunday\’s NASCAR Cup Series 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway. ESPN will provide the live television coverage of the 3M 400, beginning at 1 pm Eastern.

Kyle Busch won at Watkins Glen last week, his circuit-leading eighth victory of the year, and sits atop the Sprint Cup standings a cool 242 points clear of Carl Edwards. Edwards, who\’s won four times himself this season, is just two points ahead of third-place Jimmie Johnson in the standings. Busch has also clinched the top seed in The Chase, which begins September 14th at the Sylvania 300 in New Hampshire.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. ranks fourth in the point standings going into Sunday\’s race, 269 points behind Busch. He\’s followed by Jeff Burton in fifth place (-309), Jeff Gordon (-500), Tony Stewart (-510) and Kasey Kahne (-541) in eighth place. Denny Hamlin and Greg Biffle are tied for ninth place (-565), while Kevin Harvick (-584) and Matt Kenseth (-626) round out the Top 12 drivers heading into Sunday\’s race.

On the outside looking in, as far as The Chase is concerned, are Clint Bowyer in 13th place (-648) and David Ragan in 14th place (-715).

Those at the top of the standings will be going for broke in trying to earn bonus points by winning the last four races before The Chase. But those hovering around the No. 6-12 spots in the point standings may play it safer, in an attempt to hold on to their rankings and their spots in The Chase.

Races at Michigan Speedway have developed a reputation of being unpredictable, but not always the most exciting. Kurt Busch won this event last year as a 12/1 shot, with Martin Truex Jr. and Johnson placing second and third respectively.

Earlier this year, Earnhardt Jr. won the Lifelock 400 at Michigan as an 8/1 choice, gambling and winning on fumes at the end. Many racing observers thought Kenseth had the best car at the end of that race, but he had to settle for a third-place finish as a 7/1 shot. Kahne placed second at 12/1, while Vickers took fourth at 35/1 and Stewart finished fifth at 12/1.