Matt Kenseth fastest in Saturday AM Cup practice at Dover

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One of the drivers on the Chase bubble jumped to the top of the speed charts in this morning’s Sprint Cup practice session at Dover International Speedway.

Matt Kenseth, who’s tied for eighth on the Chase Grid at just eight points over the Top 12 cutoff, turned 45 laps and set the fastest lap at 155.649 mph in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

The 2003 Cup champion has won twice at Dover in his career and will start 14th in Sunday’s AAA 400, the final race in the Challenger Round.

In the most recent Cup race at Dover back in June, he finished third behind winner Jimmie Johnson and runner-up Brad Keselowski.

Kenseth was one of four Chasers in the Top 5 during this morning’s session. Fellow bubble inhabitants A.J. Allmendinger (10th on Chase Grid, +7 points), Denny Hamlin (13th, -6 points), and Kasey Kahne (11th, +6 points) were second, third and fifth-fastest respectively. Non-Chase competitor Clint Bowyer was fourth.

Jamie McMurray and another group of four Chasers – pole sitter Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chicagoland winner Keselowski, and Greg Biffle – completed Positions 6-10.

As for where the other Chasers ended up in the session, they go as follows: Carl Edwards in 11th, Johnson in 13th, Jeff Gordon in 14th, Ryan Newman in 15th, Kyle Busch in 16th, Aric Almirola in 18th, New Hampshire winner Joey Logano in 24th, and Kurt Busch in 27th.

Final practice for the Cup series will take place later this afternoon at 2 p.m. ET.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover – Saturday Morning Practice Times

Max Verstappen is PointsBet favorite to score sixth staight in 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen is the PointsBet Sportsbook odds favorite to win the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street course to stretch his current win streak to six consecutive. He shows odds of -200 this week.

Formula 1 did not compete in Singapore in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Verstappen has podium finishes in his last two attempts on this track. he was second in 2018 and third in 2019. In the first 15 races of this season, he has failed to stand on the podium only twice and has an average finish of 2.73.

With minus odds, the way to determine a payout is by subtraction. In order for a bettor to earn $100, he must wager $200 this week; with that wager, he will get back his initial stake and winnings of $100.

For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a bet of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Charles Leclerc is ranked second this week with +400 odds. He has two previous Singapore GP starts to his credit with a best of second in 2019. He is coming off back-to-back podium finishes with a third in the Dutch GP and a second at Monza.

Ranked third is Carlos Sainz, Jr. with a line of +1100. He has top-five finishes in four of his last five starts, but only one of these, a third in the Belgian GP, was on the podium. Sainz is one of four winners other than Verstappen this season. His victory came in the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton shows a line of +1200. His last win came last fall in the Saudi Arabian GP and the Mercedes team has struggled to contend for victory in 2022. They are improving, however, with eight top-fives in the last nine races. Hamilton has two wins in his last three Singapore starts, which came in 2017 and 2018.

Rounding out the top five is Hamilton’s teammate George Russell at +1800. He has not won, but has shown remarkable consistency with top-fives in all but one race. Notably, his only bad finish came in his home GP in England. Russell has one previous start at Marina Bay; he finished last in the 2019 race. He finished fourth in 2019 as part of a four-race streak of top-fives.

The most recent Singapore GP winner from 2019, Sebastian Vettel is a longshot at +50000.

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