Busch wins NRA 500 Pole


FORT WORTH, TX (TheSpread) – Kyle Busch started off the weekend right, as he won the pole for Saturday’s NRA 500. Here is an updated look at the odds to win this race after qualifying.

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According to oddsmakers at, Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win the race, as he has 9/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Busch (5/1), Matt Kenseth (7/1) and Kasey Kahne (7/1).

Johnson is the current points leader. He is 6 points ahead of Brad Keselowski for the lead. Johnson has two wins and three top 5s this year. Johnson has two wins at this track with an average finish of 9.3. His driver rating at Texas is 103.5, which ranks second amongst current drivers. Johnson will start seventh on Saturday night.

Busch is fourth in the standings, 28 points out of first place. Busch has one win and four top 5s on the year. Busch has never won at this track, but has five top 5s. His average finish at Texas is 14.9, while his driver rating there is 98.7, which ranks fifth in the series.

Kenseth qualified 20th for the race. Kenseth is 10th in the point standings, 59 points behind Johnson. He has one win on the year. Kenseth has two wins at Texas, with an average finish of 8.3 at the track. He has a series-best driver rating of 106.6 in Texas.

Kahne will start sixth on Saturday. Kahnse is fifth in the standings, 32 points behind Johnson. Kahne has one win and three top 5s on the year. Kahne has one win and four top 5s at this track. His average finish here is 19.2 and his driver rating at Texas is 83.2.

Bet on NASCAR Odds

The NRA 500 will take place Saturday, April 13 at 7:46PM ET from Texas Motor Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the NRA 500 – 2013 NRA 500 – Texas Motor Speedway – Saturday, April 13

Jimmie Johnson 9/2

Kyle Busch 5/1

Matt Kenseth 7/1

Kasey Kahne 7/1

Brad Keselowski 8/1

Carl Edwards 8/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1

Tony Stewart 15/1

Martin Truex Jr 18/1

Kurt Busch 18/1

Greg Biffle 18/1

Clint Bowyer 30/1

Kevin Harvick 30/1

Brian Vickers 30/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Mark Martin 50/1

Ricky Stenhouse 60/1

Aric Almirola 75/1

Jamie McMurray 75/1

Marcos Ambrose 75/1

Danica Patrick 100/1

Casey Mears 100/1

Ryan Newman 100/1

Trevor Bayne 100/1

Juan Montoya 100/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Kyle Busch (18)

2 Kurt Busch (78)

3 Aric Almirola (43)

4 Marcos Ambrose (9)

5 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

6 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

7 Jimmie Johnson (48)

8 Jeff Gordon (24)

9 Carl Edwards (99)

10 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

11 Jamie McMurray (1)

12 Austin Dillon (51)

13 Tony Stewart (14)

14 Kasey Kahne (5)

15 Brian Vickers (11)

16 Brad Keselowski (2)

17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17)

18 Joey Logano (22)

19 Paul Menard (27)

20 Matt Kenseth (20)

21 Jeff Burton (31)

22 Trevor Bayne (21)

23 Mark Martin (55)

24 Casey Mears (13)

25 David Ragan (34)

26 Clint Bowyer (15)

27 David Gilliland (38)

28 Dave Blaney (7)

29 Kevin Harvick (29)

30 Bobby Labonte (47)

31 Ryan Newman (39)

32 Travis Kvapil (93)

33 David Stremme (30)

34 Mike Bliss (19)

35 Greg Biffle (16)

36 J.J. Yeley (36)

37 Michael McDowell (98)

38 David Reutimann (83)

39 Landon Cassill (33)

40 Josh Wise (35)

41 Joe Nemechek (87)

42 Danica Patrick (10)

43 Timmy Hill (32)

44 Scott Speed (95) DNQ

45 Scott Riggs (44) DNQ

2013 NRA 500 Information

Race Date: Saturday, April 13

Location: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX

Pre-Race: 7PM ET

Green Flag: 7:46PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Track Type: Speedway (334 laps)

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