2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:Coke Zero 400July 03, 2011 by Marc Jerbs

On Saturday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travel to Dayton Beach, Florida for the Coke Zero 400. The tri-oval 2.5-mile Daytona International Speeway will host the night race at 6:30PM ET.

Last Saturday, Brad Keselowski blitzed the competition and won the Quaker State 400 which earned him his 3rd win of 2012. He used a spare car after his primary car was heavily damaged during the practice session. It was Keselowski's 7th career win and assured him of a position in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Matt Kenseth holds a slim 11-point lead over Dale Earnhardt Jr., in the Sprint Cup series driver standings. The other notable drivers in the top 10 includes: Jimmie Johnson, Greg Bifle, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr., Tony Stewart and Brad Keselowski.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Jimmie Johnson as the favorite to win the 2012 Sprint Cup series title. Teammate Dale Earnhard Jr., Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth are his main challengers for the Sprint Cup title.