Hamlin takes Coca-Cola 600 pole

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CONCORD, NC (TheSpread) – Denny Hamlin was fastest in qualifying on Thursday and he will now start up front in Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600. Here is a look at the odds to win this race.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Hamlin now joins Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth as the favorites to win this race, as each has 6/1 odds.

Hamlin sits 26th in the point standings, 226 points out of first. That is mostly due to him missing four races this year due to injury. He already has two top 5s to his credit. Hamlin has never won at Charlotte, but he has three top 5s and an average finish of 14.1 at the track. His driver rating there is 92.1, which ranks sixth in the series.

Johnson is the current NASCAR points leader by 44. He has two wins and six top 5s on the year. Johnson has won six times at Charlotte, and has an average finish of 11.4 at the track. His driver rating at Charlotte is 111.7, which is tops for any driver. Johnson will start 12th on Sunday.

Busch is eighth in the NASCAR standings, 98 points out of first. Busch has two wins and five top 5s this year. Busch has never won at Charlotte, but has eight top 5s and an average finish of 15.3 at the track. His driver rating at Charlotte is 107.7, which ranks second in the series. Busch will start eighth on Sunday.

Kenseth sits third in the point standings, 59 points out of first. Kenseth has three wins on the year, most of any driver. Kenseth has two wins and seven top 5s at this track and his average finish there is 14.2. His driver rating at Charlotte is 94.4, which is fourth-best of any active driver. Kenseth qualified third for this race.

Bet on NASCAR Odds

The Coca-Cola 600 will take place Sunday, May 26 at 6:16PM ET from Charlotte Motor Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Coca-Cola 600 – 2013 Coca-Cola 600 – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Sunday, May 26

Denny Hamlin 6/1

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Matt Kenseth 6/1

Kyle Busch 6/1

Kasey Kahne 7/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Carl Edwards 12/1

Clint Bowyer 12/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1

Brad Keselowski 15/1

Greg Biffle 15/1

Martin Truex Jr 15/1

Kevin Harvick 15/1

Kurt Busch 20/1

Jamie McMurray 25/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Mark Martin 40/1

Tony Stewart 40/1

Juan Montoya 60/1

Ricky Stenhouse 75/1

Ryan Newman 75/1

David Ragan 100/1

Danica Patrick 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Trevor Bayne 100/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 195.624 mph.

2. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 195.221.

3. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 195.094.

4. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 194.595.

5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 194.503.

6. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 194.349.

7. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 194.238.

8. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 193.952.

9. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 193.694.

10. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 193.639.

11. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 193.444.

12. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 193.292.

13. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 193.271.

14. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 192.961.

15. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 192.52.

16. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 192.287.

17. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 192.191.

18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 192.13.

19. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 192.123.

20. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 191.884.

21. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 191.884.

22. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 191.727.

23. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 190.988.

24. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 190.826.

25. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 190.792.

26. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 190.665.

27. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 190.49.

28. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 190.416.

29. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 190.409.

30. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 190.241.

31. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 190.047.

32. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 189.967.

33. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 189.793.

34. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 189.401.

35. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 189.049.

36. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 188.725.

37. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, Owner Points.

38. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, Owner Points.

39. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points.

40. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points.

41. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

42. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, Owner Points.

43. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 188.659.

Failed to Qualify

44. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 188.219.

2013 Coca-Cola 600 Information

Race Date: Sunday, May 26

Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC

Pre-Race: 5:30PM ET

Green Flag: 6:16PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Track Type: Speedway (400 laps)

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