Johnson Wins Martsinville Pole

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RIDGEWAY, VA (TheSpread) – Jimmie Johnson helped his cause to get a win in the STP Gas Booster 500 on Friday by winning the pole for Sunday’s race. Here is an updated look at the odds to win this race.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Johnson is now the clear favorite, as he has 3/1 odds to win. Other short odds to win are Jeff Gordon (5/1), Kyle Busch (6/1) and Brad Keselowski, (8/1).

Johnson is currently third in the point standings, 16 points out of first place. Johnson has one win and two top 5s on the year. Johnson has seven wins and 15 top 5s at Martinsville. His average finish at this track is 5.5, and his driver rating is 122.3, which is tops of any driver.

Gorgon will start sixth on Sunday. He is currently 18th in the point standings through five race. He has just one top 10 on the year, which was a ninth-place finish. Gordon has won seven times at Martinsville and has an average finish of 7.1 at this track. His driver rating there is 120.9, which is second only to Johnson.

Busch is sixth in the point standings, 36 points out of first. Busch has one win and three top 5s on the year. Busch has never won at Martinsville, but he has seven top 5s and an average finish of 16.8. His driver rating at this track is 95.3, which ranks sixth in the series. Busch qualified 11th for this race.

Keselowski is second in the standings, 12 points out of first place. Keselowski is winless on the year, but has four top 5s. Keselowski has never won at Martinsville and has three top 10s. His average finish at this track is 12.2, while his driver rating is 84.5, which ranks 12th in the series. He will start seventh on Sunday.

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The STP Gas Booster 500 will take place Sunday, April 7 at 1:13PM ET from Martinsville Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the STP Gas Booster 500 – 2013 STP Gas Booster 500 – Martinsville Speedway – Sunday, April 7

Jimmie Johnson 3/1

Jeff Gordon 5/1

Kyle Busch 6/1

Brad Keselowski 8/1

Kasey Kahne 9/1

Matt Kenseth 15/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 15/1

Clint Bowyer 15/1

Kevin Harvick 15/1

Carl Edwards 20/1

Joey Logano 22/1

Brian Vickers 25/1

Tony Stewart 25/1

Martin Truex Jr 30/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Mark Martin 35/1

Marcos Ambrose 50/1

Greg Biffle 50/1

Jamie McMurray 60/1

Kurt Busch 60/1

Paul Menard 75/1

Juan Montoya 75/1

Ricky Stenhouse 100/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Danica Patrick 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

Qualifying Results

1 Jimmie Johnson (48)

2 Marcos Ambrose (9)

3 Brian Vickers (55)

4 Joey Logano (22)

5 Kasey Kahne (5)

6 Jeff Gordon (24)

7 Brad Keselowski (2)

8 Matt Kenseth (20)

9 Carl Edwards (99)

10 Ryan Newman (39)

11 Kyle Busch (18)

12 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

13 Jamie McMurray (1)

14 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

15 Clint Bowyer (15)

16 Paul Menard (27)

17 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

18 Regan Smith (51)

19 Kurt Busch (78)

20 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17)

21 Kevin Harvick (29)

22 Greg Biffle (16)

23 David Ragan (34)

24 David Stremme (30)

25 Travis Kvapil (93)

26 Tony Stewart (14)

27 Michael McDowell (98)

28 Scott Speed (95)

29 Jeff Burton (31)

30 David Gilliland (38)

31 Bobby Labonte (47)

32 Danica Patrick (10)

33 Landon Cassill (33)

34 Aric Almirola (43)

35 Mark Martin (11)

36 Ken Schrader (32)

37 J.J. Yeley (36)

38 Scott Riggs (44)

39 Dave Blaney (7)

40 David Reutimann (83)

41 Casey Mears (13)

42 Josh Wise (35)

43 Joe Nemechek (87)

44 Mike Bliss (19) DNQ

2013 STP Gas Booster 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, April 7

Location: Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, VA

Pre-Race: 12:30PM ET

Green Flag: 1:13PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Track Type: Speedway (500 laps)

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