Kahne wins Vegas Pole


LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – Kasey Kahne set a new qualifying track record at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday and he will now start up front in the Kobalt Tools 400.

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According to oddsmakers, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch are now the favorites to win this race, as each has 6/1 odds to win while Tony Stewart has 7/1 odds. Kahne now has 8/1 odds to win on Sunday.

Busch qualified second for Sunday’s race. He is currently ninth in the point standings with one top 10 in two races. At Las Vegas, Busch owns one win and three top 5’s. His average finish at the track is 15.0 while his driver rating is 104.7, which ranks third in the series.

Johnson is 37th in the point standings. He owns one top 5 and one DNF on the season. Johnson has four wins at Las Vegas in his career and an average finish of 10.6 at the track. His driver rating is 110.3, which ranks second amongst current drivers. Johnson will start sixth on Sunday.

Stewart qualified seventh for Sunday’s race. He is 12th in the point standings. He has finished outside the top 10 in both races. Stewart is winless at this track but has five top 5’s. His average finish at the track is 13.8 while his driver rating is 101.3, which ranks fifth in the series.

The Kobalt Tools 400 will take place Sunday, March 11 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 2:30PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Kobalt Tools 400 – 2012 Kobalt Tools 400 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Sunday, March 11, 2012

Kyle Busch 6/1

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Tony Stewart 7/1

Kevin Harvick 8/1

Kasey Kahne 8/1

Matt Kenseth 12/1

Carl Edwards 12/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Greg Biffle 15/1

Denny Hamlin 15/1

Brad Keselowski 20/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 20/1

Clint Bowyer 25/1

Martin Truex Jr 35/1

Joey Logano 40/1

Mark Martin 40/1

AJ Allmendinger 40/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Kurt Busch 40/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 60/1

Jeff Burton 60/1

Jamie McMurray 60/1

Marcos Ambrose 75/1

Paul Menard 75/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Trevor Bayne 100/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Brendan Gaughan 200/1

Bobby Labonte 500/1

Dave Blaney 1000/1

David Ragan 1000/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

Qualifying Results

1 Kasey Kahne (5)

2 Kyle Busch (18)

3 Kevin Harvick (29)

4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

5 Clint Bowyer (15)

6 Jimmie Johnson (48)

7 Tony Stewart (14)

8 Joey Logano (20)

9 Greg Biffle (16)

10 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

11 Matt Kenseth (17)

12 Kurt Busch (51)

13 Mark Martin (55)

14 A J Allmendinger (22)

15 Marcos Ambrose (9)

16 Jeff Gordon (24)

17 Denny Hamlin (11)

18 Ryan Newman (39)

19 Jamie McMurray (1)

20 Brad Keselowski (2)

21 Carl Edwards (99)

22 Jeff Burton (31)

23 Brendan Gaughan (33)

24 Bobby Labonte (47)

25 Trevor Bayne (21)

26 Paul Menard (27)

27 Aric Almirola (43)

28 Regan Smith (78)

29 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

30 Landon Cassill (83)

31 David Reutimann (10)

32 Casey Mears (13)

33 Josh Wise (26)

34 David Gilliland (38)

35 David Ragan (34)

36 J.J. Yeley (249)

37 Travis Kvapil (93)

38 Dave Blaney (36)

39 Michael McDowell (98)

40 Joe Nemechek (87)

41 Ken Schrader (3

43 David Stremme (30)

44 Scott Riggs (23)

45 Robby Gordon (7)

2012 Kobalt Tools 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, March 11

Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV

Pre-Race: 2:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 3:16PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (267 laps)

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