Harvick wins the pole at Kansas

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KANSAS CITY, KS (TheSpread) – Kevin Harvick solidified his spot as the favorite to win the 5-hour ENERGY 400 on Friday, as he won the pole for Saturday’s race.

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Following qualifying, oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Harvick the slight favorite to win, as he has 5/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Jimmie Johnson (11/2), while Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano each have 8/1 odds.

Harvick is 19th in the point standings, 89 points out of first. He has two wins on the year. Harvick has one win at this track with an average finish of 12.1 and a driver rating at 95.9, which ranks seventh in the series.

Johnson is seventh in the point standings, 43 points out of first. He is winless on the year with five top 5s. Johnson has two wins at Kansas to go with an average finish of 7.5 and a driver rating of 118.9 at the track, which is best of any driver. Johnson will start 14th on Saturday.

Gordon is leading the point standings by 3 points on the field. He doesn’t have a win, but has seven top 10s in 10 races. Gordon has two wins at Kansas Speedway, with an average finish of 10.6 at the track and a driver rating of 99.6, which is fourth best of any driver. Gordon qualified 13th.

Keselowski is 11th in the standings, 53 points out of first. He has one win and four top 5s. He has one win at this track, which was one of his first Sprint Cup victories. He also has four top 10s at this track. Keselowski is starting third in the race.

Logano qualified second for this race. He is currently fifth in the point standings, 42 points out of first. Logano joins Harvick as the lone drivers with two wins this year. Logano is coming off a top-5 finish in his last race at Kansas, but hasn’t fared typically well there otherwise.

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The 5-hour ENERGY 400 will take place Saturday, May 10 at 7:46PM ET from Kansas Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the 5-hour ENERGY 400 – 2014 5-hour ENERGY 400 – Kansas Speedway – Saturday, May 10

Kevin Harvick 5/1

Jimmie Johnson 11/2

Brad Keselowski 8/1

Joey Logano 8/1

Jeff Gordon 8/1

Tony Stewart 10/1

Matt Kenseth 10/1

Kyle Busch 15/1

Carl Edwards 15/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 15/1

Kasey Kahne 15/1

Kurt Busch 18/1

Greg Biffle 18/1

Kyle Larson 18/1

Clint Bowyer 18/1

Denny Hamlin 25/1

Ryan Newman 30/1

Brian Vickers 40/1

Paul Menard 75/1

Jamie McMurray 75/1

Aric Almirola 90/1

Austin Dillon 100/1

Martin Truex Jr 100/1

Ricky Stenhouse 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 200/1

Justin Allgaier 300/1

AJ Allmendinger 300/1

Danica Patrick 300/1

Casey Mears 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

Qualifying Results

1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 194.252 mph.

2. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 193.91.

3. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 193.507.

4. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 193.188.

5. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 193.05.

6. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 193.043.

7. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 192.816.

8. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 192.548.

9. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 192.452.

10. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 191.98.

11. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 191.782.

12. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 190.328.

13. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 193.202.

14. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 193.043.

15. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 193.023.

16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 192.892.

17. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 192.823.

18. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 192.809.

19. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 192.692.

20. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 192.637.

21. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 192.63.

22. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 192.246.

23. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 191.809.

24. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 189.72.

25. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 191.98.

26. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 191.761.

27. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 191.68.

28. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 191.51.

29. (47) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 191.096.

30. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 191.049.

31. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 190.665.

32. (98) Josh Wise, Ford, 190.148.

33. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 189.873.

34. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 189.341.

35. (44) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 189.195.

36. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 189.142.

37. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

38. (34) David Ragan, Ford, Owner Points.

39. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, Owner Points.

40. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

41. (32) Travis Kvapil, Ford, Owner Points.

42. (33) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

43. (66) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points.

Failed to Qualify

44. (77) Dave Blaney, Ford, 188.442.

2014 5-hour ENERGY 400 Information

Race Date: Saturday, May 10

Location: Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS

Pre-Race: 7PM ET

Green Flag: 7:46PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Track Type: Speedway (267 laps)

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