Joey Logano on pole for today’s Nationwide race at Dover

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Today’s Buckle Up 200 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Dover International Speedway can probably be summed up in four words: Joey Logano vs. Everyone.

The Sprint Cup star has won the last four Nationwide Series events at the Monster Mile, and he’ll seek to make it five in a row from the pole position after posting a lap of 155.474 mph in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford.

Should Logano win today, he’ll tie the NASCAR national series record for most consecutive wins at a track. That record is currently held by Jack Ingram (South Boston), Dale Earnhardt (Daytona), and Kyle Busch (Texas), and he’s itching to get his hands on it as well.

“We tried to do something fairly similar to what we did yesterday in [Cup qualifying], and I think it worked out,” he told ESPN afterwards. “I’ve got a really good Hertz Ford also that has a lot of speed once again here at Dover.

“I’m looking forward to the race and going for that big record of five in a row at a track. It’s a big day and so far, we’re doing good, and we’ll try to make it happen today.”

But he will have some formidable competition out to stop him, including Chase Elliott, who qualified on the outside of the front row with a lap of 155.119 miles per hour in the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet.

Richard Childress Racing’s Brian Scott and NNS all-time wins leader Kyle Busch will go off from Row 2, while Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth line up in Row 3.

The series’ most recent winner, Kyle Larson, will be on the inside of Row 4 and the series’ new points leader, Regan Smith, is starting a bit farther back in Row 6. The green flag for today’s race is expected around 2 p.m. ET.

NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES AT DOVER – STARTING LINEUP

Who has the best odds of winning Sunday’s Indianapolis 500?

Can Takuma Sato make it 2 Indy 500 wins in a row Sunday? Photo: IndyCar
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Noted oddsmaker Bovada (www.Bovada.lv) has released its annual list of which drivers have the best — or worst — odds of winning Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Topping the list is 2016 Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi at 8/1 odds, followed closely by Team Penske drivers Helio Castroneves (going for a record-tying fourth 500 triumph), 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series champ Josef Newgarden and Will Power, all at 10/1 odds.

Other notables include:

  • Pole sitter Ed Carpenter 12/1
  • Danica Patrick 25/1
  • Defending 500 winner Takuma Sato, who is vying to become the first back-to-back winner since Helio Castroneves did so in 2001 and 2002, 30/1
  • Rounding out the list with the highest odds of winning is Max Chilton at 25/1

Here’s the full list:

Indianapolis 500 – Odds to Win @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Alexander Rossi #27                  8/1

Helio Castroneves #3                 10/1

Josef Newgarden #1                  10/1

Will Power #12                          10/1

Sebastien Bourdais #18             12/1

Ed Carpenter #20                      12/1

Scott Dixon #9                          12/1

Ryan Hunter-Reay #28               12/1

Simon Pagenaud #22                12/1

Marco Andretti #98                    15/1

Tony Kanaan #14                       15/1

Sage Karam #24                        20/1

Carlos Munoz #29                      25/1

Danica Patrick #13                    25/1

Graham Rahal #15                     30/1

Takuma Sato #30                      30/1

Robert Wickens #6                    30/1

Gabby Chaves #88                    40/1

JR Hildebrand #66                     40/1

Ed Jones #10                            40/1

Charlie Kimball #23                    40/1

Spencer Pigot #21                     40/1

Zach Veach #26                        40/1

Stefan Wilson #25                     40/1

Zachary Claman De Melo #19     80/1

Jay Howard #7                          80/1

Matheus Leist #4                       80/1

Jack Harvery #60                       100/1

Oriol Servia #64                         100/1

Conor Daly #17                         150/1

James Davison #33                   200/1

Kyle Kaiser #32                         200/1

Max Chilton #59                        250/1