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Edwards wins Daytona 500 Pole

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL (TheSpread) – Carl Edwards came up just shy of winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship in 2011, but his 2012 season is off to a great start.

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Edwards won the pole for the 2012 Daytona 500 on Sunday, assuring he will start up front in Sunday’s race. Edwards edged Greg Biffle for the pole and those two are the only drivers that know their starting spots for Sunday’s race, while the rest of the field will be determined in Thursday’s Gatorade Duels.

With the pole in his favor, Edwards now has odds of +1000 to win Sunday’s race. He is one of seven drivers to have that money line. Biffle now comes in with a money line of +2200 to win the race as he will start in second.

The favorite to win the race according to oddsmakers is Kevin Harvick, who has a money line of +800. Harvick finishing 20th in Sunday’s qualifying, but he will have a chance to improve his position in the Duels. Harvick is a former Daytona 500 winner, taking the 2007 championship.

The Daytona 500 will take place Sunday, February 26 from Daytona International Speedway at 1:30PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Daytona 500 – 2012 Daytona 500 – Daytona International Speedway – Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012

Kevin Harvick +800

Kyle Busch +1000

Tony Stewart +1000

Jimmie Johnson +1000

Dale Earnhardt Jr +1000

Kasey Kahne +1000

Carl Edwards +1000

Jeff Gordon +1000

Clint Bowyer +1500

Kurt Busch +1500

Jeff Burton +1750

Denny Hamlin +1750

Brad Keselowski +1750

Matt Kenseth +1750

Joey Logano +2200

Greg Biffle +2200

Jamie McMurray +2150

Juan P Montoya +2600

Ryan Newman +2600

Paul Menard +2600

David Ragan +2750

Mark Martin +2750

Martin Truex Jr +2750

AJ Allmendinger +2750

Field (Any Other) +1600

Qualifying Results

Starting Spot-Car Number-Driver

1 99 Carl Edwards

2 16 Greg Biffle

3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

4 9 Marcos Ambrose

5 13 Casey Mears

6 24 Jeff Gordon

7 56 Martin Truex Jr.

8 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

9 21 Trevor Bayne

10 14 Tony Stewart

11 55 Mark Martin

12 48 Jimmie Johnson

13 43 Aric Almirola

14 27 Paul Menard

15 34 David Ragan

16 17 Matt Kenseth

17 39 Ryan Newman

18 22 A.J. Allmendinger

19 2 Brad Keselowski

20 29 Kevin Harvick

21 20 Joey Logano

22 15 Clint Bowyer

23 31 Jeff Burton

24 42 Juan Montoya

25 5 Kasey Kahne

26 26 Tony Raines

27 30 David Stremme

28 18 Kyle Busch

29 1 Jamie McMurray

30 10 Danica Patrick

31 109 Kenny Wallace

32 32 Terry Labonte

33 36 Dave Blaney

34 51 Kurt Busch

35 33 Elliott Sadler

36 140 Michael Waltrip

37 87 Joe Nemechek

38 11 Denny Hamlin

39 78 Regan Smith

40 98 Michael McDowell

41 83 Landon Cassill

42 38 David Gilliland

43 47 Bobby Labonte

44 97 Bill Elliott

45 37 Mike Wallace

46 93 David Reutimann

47 23 Robert Richardson Jr.

48 7 Robby Gordon

49 249 J.J. Yeley

2012 Daytona 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, February 26

Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

Pre-Race: Noon ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:30PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (200 laps)

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