Gordon on the Talladega Pole

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TALLADEGA, AL (TheSpread) – Jeff Gordon found himself the fastest in qualifying for the Aaron’s 499 on Saturday, so he will start up front for Sunday’s race.

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According to oddsmakers, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are still the favorites to win this race, as each has odds of +900 to win. Gordon now has +1200 odds to win on Sunday.

Dale Jr. is currently second in the point standings, just five points out of first. He has four top 5’s and seven top 10’s through nine races. Still, Earnhardt Jr. hasn’t won a race since the 2008 season. Despite that, Dale Jr. owns five wins at Talladega and has an average finish of 15.0 at this track. His driver rating there is 90.2, which is the second best of any driver in the series. Earnhardt Jr. will start 18th on Sunday

Harvick is seventh in the point standings. He has two top 5’s and five top 10’s on the year. Harvick has one win at Talladega with an average finish of 15.1. His driver rating at the speedway is just 78.0. Harvick qualified 20th overall.

Of the drivers competing, Jeff Burton actually has the top driver rating at Tallaedga, as his rating there is 91.3. Despite that, Burton has never won on this track. His odds to win this Sunday have been set at +2500 after he qualified 29th.

The Aaron’s 499 will take place Sunday, May 6 from Talladega Superspeedway at 1:19PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Aaron’s 499 – 2012 Aaron’s 499 – Talladega Superspeedway – Sunday, May 6, 2012

Kevin Harvick +900

Dale Earnhardt Jr +900

Jimmie Johnson +1200

Tony Stewart +1200

Greg Biffle +1200

Kyle Busch +1200

Carl Edwards +1200

Matt Kenseth +1200

Jeff Gordon +1200

Kasey Kahne +1500

Denny Hamlin +1500

Brad Keselowski +1800

Clint Bowyer +1800

Kurt Busch +2500

Jeff Burton +2500

Jamie McMurray +2500

Joey Logano +3000

Martin Truex Jr +3000

Juan Pablo Montoya +3500

Michael Waltrip +4000

Paul Menard +4000

AJ Allmendinger +4000

Ryan Newman +4000

Aric Almirola +5000

Marcos Ambrose +5000

Trevor Bayne +6000

Regan Smith +10000

Casey Mears +10000

​Landon Cassill +10000

David Ragan +10000

Dave Blaney +10000

David Gilliland+10000

Bobby Labonte +10000

Field (Any Other Driver) +3000

Qualifying Results

1 Jeff Gordon (24)

2 A J Allmendinger (22)

3 Marcos Ambrose (9)

4 Aric Almirola (43)

5 Kasey Kahne (5)

6 Greg Biffle (16)

7 Carl Edwards (99)

8 Tony Stewart (14)

9 Michael Waltrip (55)

10 Matt Kenseth (17)

11 Trevor Bayne (21)

12 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

13 Brad Keselowski (2)

14 Ryan Newman (39)

15 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

16 Josh Wise (26)

17 Paul Menard (27)

18 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

19 Jimmie Johnson (48)

20 Kevin Harvick (29)

21 Kyle Busch (18)

22 Denny Hamlin (11)

23 Jamie McMurray (1)

24 Clint Bowyer (15)

25 Casey Mears (13)

26 David Gilliland (38)

27 David Stremme (30)

28 Terry Labonte (32)

29 Jeff Burton (31)

30 Joey Logano (20)

31 Regan Smith (78)

32 David Ragan (34)

33 Kurt Busch (51)

34 David Reutimann (10)

35 Michael McDowell (98)

36 Bill Elliott (97)

37 Joe Nemechek (87)

38 Dave Blaney (36)

39 Robert Richardson Jr. (23)

40 Landon Cassill (83)

41 Travis Kvapil (93)

42 Bobby Labonte (47)

43 Tony Raines (33)

44 J.J. Yeley (249) DNQ

2012 Aarons 499 Information

​Race Date: Sunday, May 6

Location: Talladega Superspeedway

Pre-Race: 12:30PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:19PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (188 laps)
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