Montoya wins Richmond pole

2011 nascar sprint cup series qualifying results juan pablo montoya

RICHMOND, VA (TheSpread) – Juan Pablo Montoya picked up his second pole of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and he will now start up front for Saturday’s Crown Royal 400.

 

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Montoya now has 18/1 odds to win this race according to oddsmakers at online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com. Kyle Busch is now the favorite to win the race with 9/2 odds while Denny Hamlin has 6/1 odds and Kevin Harvick has 7/1 odds.

Kyle Busch sits in sixth place in the standings, 38 points out of first. Busch also has one win and four top 5’s. He has won this event over the last two years. He also has 10 top 5’s at Richmond in his career. His average finish at this track is 5.3 and his driver rating is 113.8, which ranks second amongst drivers. Busch will start 20th on Saturday night.

Hamlin qualified 11th for this race. Hamlin has struggled so far this season, as he sits 17th in the standings. He has just 1 top 10 in eight races. Hamlin has had success at this track, as he has two wins and an average finish of 8.0 with a series-best driver rating of 119.8

Harvick will start 12th on Saturday night. Harvick is fourth in the standings, 27 points out of first. He has two wins and four top 5’s on the year. Harvick has one win at this track with an average finish of 12.0. Harvick’s driver rating at Richmond is 112.1, which is third best in the series.

The Crown Royal 400 will take place Saturday, April 30 from Richmond International Raceway at 7:44PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Crown Royal 400 – 2011 Crown Royal 400 – Richmond International Raceway – Saturday, April 30, 2011

Kyle Busch 9/2

Denny Hamlin 6/1

Kevin Harvick 7/1

Clint Bowyer 8/1

Jimmie Johnson 8/1

Carl Edwards 8/1

Jeff Gordon 10/1

Tony Stewart 15/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 18/1

Greg Biffle 20/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 25/1

Kurt Busch 30/1

Mark Martin 30/1

Kasey Kahne 30/1

Matt Kenseth 30/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Ryan Newman 35/1

Jeff Burton 40/1

Martin Truex Jr 50/1

Paul Menard 50/1

Jamie McMurray 60/1

Brad Keselowski 100/1

David Ragan 100/1

Brian Vickers 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

David Reutimann 100/1

AJ Allmendinger 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Bobby Labonte 500/1

Andy Lally 1000/1

David Gilliland 1000/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 300/1

Qualifying Results

1 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

2 Regan Smith (78)

3 Clint Bowyer (33)

4 Kasey Kahne (4)

5 Mark Martin (5)

6 Jeff Gordon (24)

7 Brad Keselowski (2)

8 Carl Edwards (99)

9 Joey Logano (20)

10 Paul Menard (27)

11 Denny Hamlin (11)

12 Kevin Harvick (29)

13 Ryan Newman (39)

14 Bobby Labonte (47)

15 Casey Mears (13)

16 David Stremme (30)

17 Jamie McMurray (1)

18 A J Allmendinger (43)

19 David Reutimann (00)

20 Kyle Busch (18)

21 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

22 Michael McDowell (66)

23 Greg Biffle (16)

24 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

25 Jeff Burton (31)

26 Joe Nemechek (87)

27 David Ragan (6)

28 Travis Kvapil (38)

29 Dave Blaney (36)

30 Jimmie Johnson (48)

31 Tony Stewart (14)

32 Mike Skinner (60)

33 Matt Kenseth (17)

34 Landon Cassill (09)

35 Marcos Ambrose (9)

36 Kurt Busch (22)

37 Brian Vickers (83)

38 Ken Schrader (32)

39 David Gilliland (34)

40 J.J. Yeley (46)

41 Andy Lally (71)

42 Robby Gordon (7)

43 Tony Raines (37)

44 Brian Keselowski (192) DNQ

2011 Crown Royal 400 Information

Race Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011

Location: Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va.

Pre-Race: 6:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 7:44PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (400 laps)

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