Larson earns Richmond pole

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RICHMOND, VA (TheSpread) – Kyle Larson earned the starting position for Saturday’s Toyota Owner 400 due to rain cancelling Friday’s qualifying session.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kevin Harvick is the lone favorite to win this race now, as he has 5/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Kyle Busch (6/1), Jimmie Johnson (7/1) and Brad Keselowski (7/1).

Harvick is 22nd in the point standings despite being the lone driver with two wins on the year. Harvick has two DNFs on the season as well. Harvick is a three-time winner at Ricmond, and he has an average finish of 11.3 at the track. His driver rating at Richmond is 111.0, which is third-best of any driver. Harvick qualified fifth for this race.

Busch is sixth in the standings, 28 points out of first. Busch has one win and two top 5s this year. Busch has won four times at Richmond and has an average finish of 7.2 at the track. His driver rating there is 111.9, which ranks second amongst current drivers. Busch qualified 19th for this race.

Johnson is fifth in the standings, 27 points out of first. Johnson has three top 5s, but is searching for his first win. Johnson has won three times at Richmond and has an average finish of 17.3. His driver rating at the track is 88.5, which only ranks 10th in the series. Johnson will start 10th.

Keselowski is seventh in the point standings, 51 points outside of first place. He has one win and three top 5s on the year. He is seeking his first win at Richmond and has placed outside the top 10 in both Richmond races last year. He will start second on Saturday.

Bet on NASCAR Odds

The Toyota Owners 400 will take place Saturday, April 26 at 7:14PM ET from Richmond International Raceway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Toyota Owners 400 – 2014 Toyota Owners 400 – Richmond International Raceway – Saturday, April 26

Kevin Harvick 5/1

Kyle Busch 6/1

Jimmie Johnson 7/1

Brad Keselowski 7/1

Joey Logano 10/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Matt Kenseth 12/1

Denny Hamlin 12/1

Kyle Larson 12/1

Clint Bowyer 12/1

Kasey Kahne 12/1

Carl Edwards 15/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 18/1

Tony Stewart 20/1

Brian Vickers 20/1

Kurt Busch 25/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Greg Biffle 60/1

Jamie McMurray 75/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Austin Dillon 100/1

Martin Truex Jr 100/1

AJ Allmendinger 200/1

Marcos Ambrose 200/1

Justin Allgaier 200/1

Danica Patrick 200/1

Aric Almirola 200/1

Casey Mears 200/1

Ricky Stenhouse 200/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

Qualifying Results

1. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, owner points.

2. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, owner points.

3. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, owner points.

4. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, owner points.

5. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, owner points.

6. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, owner points.

7. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, owner points.

8. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, attempts.

9. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, owner points.

10. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, owner points.

11. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, owner points.

12. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, owner points.

13. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, owner points.

14. (47) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, owner points.

15. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, owner points.

16. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, owner points.

17. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, owner points.

18. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, owner points.

19. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, owner points.

20. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, owner points.

21. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, owner points.

22. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, owner points.

23. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, owner points.

24. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, owner points.

25. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, owner points.

26. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, owner points.

27. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, owner points.

28. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, owner points.

29. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, owner points.

30. (35) David Reutimann, Ford, attempts.

31. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, owner points.

32. (32) Travis Kvapil, Ford, attempts.

33. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, owner points.

34. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, owner points.

35. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, owner points.

36. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, owner points.

37. (34) David Ragan, Ford, owner points.

38. (33) David Stremme, Chevrolet, attempts.

39. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, attempts.

40. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, owner points.

41. (66) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, attempts.

42. (30) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, attempts.

43. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, owner points.

Failed to Qualify

44. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford.

45. (77) Dave Blaney, Ford.

2014 Toyota Owners 400 Information

Race Date: Saturday, April 26

Location: Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA

Pre-Race: 6PM ET

Green Flag: 7:14PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Track Type: Speedway (400 laps)

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