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January 15, 2013

Swindell wins fourth Chili Bowl

Darland comes home fifth

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— Odds makers have made Jimmie Johnson and the Lowe’s Chevrolet team a 4-to-1 favorite to win the Sprint Cup championship this year. Johnson was in a position to win the championship last season until an error during a pit stop at the final race of the year ended his chances.

Defending champion Brad Keselowski is the number two favorite, followed by Denny Hamilin, Kyle Busch, and Kasey Kahne.

Following the top five were Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, and Tony Stewart.

The odds for Ryan Newman winning the championship was set at 50-to-1.

It is a surprise that Kenseth was put in the Top 10 after changing teams for 2013, leaving Roush/Fenway Racing to compete for Joe Gibbs this year. Kevin Harvick was further down on the list with the reason being he was leaving Richard Childress Racing at the end of the year.

I was unable to find any odds for Danica Patrick winning the championship.

— In two weeks, action starts at Daytona International Speedway with the running of the Rolex 24-hour race for the Grand Am sports car series. The event is Jan. 26 and 27. There are 17 Daytona Prototype cars entered, which is a good omen for the rest of the season.

— On the same weekend, there are 27 cars entered for the ARCA/CRA Super Late Model race in Georgia as part of SpeedFest. Several top young drivers are already entered including Snowball Derby winner Erik Jones, Chase Elliott, John Hunter Nemechek, and Kyle Benjamin.

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