Hamlin wins Auto Club Pole

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FONTANA, CA (TheSpread) – Denny Hamlin won the pole for the Auto Club 400 on Friday. He will now start up front for Sunday’s race. Here is an updated look at the odds to win.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Jimmie Johnson is still the favorite to win, as he has 11/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Kyle Busch (6/1), Hamlin (7/1) and Matt Kenseth (7/1).

Johnson is currently third in the point standings, 15 points behind Brad Keselowski for first. Johnson has one win and two top 5s this year. Johnson has five wins at Auto Club Speedway. His average finish at the track is 5.4 and his driver rating there is 122.4, which ranks tops of any driver. Johnson will start 18th on Sunday

Kyle Busch is 10th in the point standings, 51 points out of first. He has no wins and two top 5s this year. Busch has one win and six top 5s at Fontana. His average finish at this track is 11.3, while his driver rating is 106.4, which ranks second in the series. Busch qualified fourth for this race.

Hamlin is currently sixth in the NASCAR standing. He sits 41 points out of first place and has one top 5 on the year. Hamlin has never won at this track, and has just one top 5 in his career here. His average finish at Auto Club Speedway is 18.5 and his driver rating is 89.8, which ranks 12th in the series.

Kenseth is 13th in the point standings, 63 points out of first. He has one win on the year, which is his only top 5. Kenseth has won three times at Auto Club Speedway and has an average finish of 10.3 at this track. His driver rating at Fontana is 105.2, which ranks third amongst drivers. Kenseth will start fifth on Sunday.

Bet on NASCAR Odds

The Auto Club 400 will take place Sunday, March 24 at 3:16PM ET from Auto Club Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Auto Club 400 – 2013 Auto Club 400 – Auto Club Speedway – Sunday, March 24

Jimmie Johnson 11/2

Kyle Busch 6/1

Denny Hamlin 7/1

Matt Kenseth 7/1

Kasey Kahne 10/1

Carl Edwards 10/1

Brad Keselowski 10/1

Tony Stewart 12/1

Jeff Gordon 15/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 15/1

Greg Biffle 15/1

Kevin Harvick 18/1

Clint Bowyer 20/1

Mark Martin 20/1

Martin Truex Jr 20/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Ricky Stenhouse 60/1

Kurt Busch 60/1

Ryan Newman 60/1

Juan Montoya 60/1

Jamie McMurray 75/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Danica Patrick 500/1

AJ Allmendinger 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 200/1

Qualifying Results

1 Denny Hamlin (11)

2 Greg Biffle (16)

3 Brad Keselowski (2)

4 Kyle Busch (18)

5 Matt Kenseth (20)

6 Joey Logano (22)

7 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

8 Tony Stewart (14)

9 Mark Martin (55)

10 Kurt Busch (78)

11 Casey Mears (13)

12 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

13 Clint Bowyer (15)

14 Kevin Harvick (29)

15 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

16 Kasey Kahne (5)

17 Jamie McMurray (1)

18 Jimmie Johnson (48)

19 Jeff Gordon (24)

20 Ryan Newman (39)

21 Marcos Ambrose (9)

22 Jeff Burton (31)

23 Aric Almirola (43)

24 Carl Edwards (99)

25 Bobby Labonte (47)

26 A J Allmendinger (51)

27 Paul Menard (27)

28 David Reutimann (83)

29 Dave Blaney (7)

30 Josh Wise (35)

31 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17)

32 David Stremme (30)

33 Travis Kvapil (93)

34 David Gilliland (38)

35 Michael McDowell (98)

36 Landon Cassill (33)

37 J.J. Yeley (36)

38 Scott Riggs (44)

39 Timmy Hill (32)

40 Danica Patrick (10)

41 Mike Bliss (19)

42 David Ragan (34)

43 Joe Nemechek (87)

2013 Auto Club 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, March 24

Location: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California

Pre-Race: 2:30PM ET

Green Flag: 3:16PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Track Type: Speedway (200 laps)

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