Montoya leads the way

Juan Pablo Montoya was the fastest in qualifying Friday for the 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301, so he will start up front in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

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Montoya has jumped up to 12/1 odds to win this race with his starting spot, but Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win it all.

Johnson been given 5/1 odds to win according to odds makers at the online sports book SBGGLOBAL. Other short odds to win are Denny Hamlin (6/1), Kurt Busch (7/1), Kyle Busch (10/1), and Jeff Gordon (10/1).

Johnson will start 10th on Sunday and he won this event in 2003 and he is coming off his first road course win last Sunday, which ended a 10-race winless streak. At New Hampshire, Johnson has two wins and an average finish of 9.5 with a driver rating of 106.3. Last week’s win pushed Johnson into second in the standings, 140 points behind leader Kevin Harvick.

Hamlin qualified 20th for the race and he currently sits fourth in the standings, 151 points outside of first. Hamlin won this event in 2007, his lone win on this track. Hamlin’s average finish in New Hampshire is 7.5 and his driver rating is 102.7.

Kurth Busch will start third on Sunday and he won this event in 2008 and 2004. In his career at New Hampshire, Busch has three wins and an average finish of 14.3 with a driver rating of 91.6. On the year, Busch is sxith in the standings, 216 points out of first. Busch had two wins and six top 5’s on the year.

Kyle Busch will start 22nd on Sunday and he won this event in 2006 and he sits third in the standings, 1 point shy of Johnson. Busch has just the one win on this track with a driver rating of 89.4 and an average finish of 15.6.

Gordon finished 16th in qualifying on Friday and he won this event back in 1995. He has three career wins in New Hampshire with 13 top 5’s. Gordon’s average finish is 11.4 and his driver rating is 108.0. Gordon is fifth in the standings, 192 points out of first.

The Lenox Industrial Tools 301 will take place Sunday, June 27 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway at 1:15PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 – 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway – June 27, 2010

Jimmie Johnson 5/1

Denny Hamlin 6/1

Kurt Busch 7/1

Kyle Busch 10/1

Jeff Gordon 10/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 12/1

Mark Martin 12/1

Kasey Kahne 12/1

Clint Bowyer 15/1

Jeff Burton 15/1

Tony Stewart 20/1

Kevin Harvick 20/1

Carl Edwards 25/1

Ryan Newman 25/1

David Reutimann 25/1

Joey Logano 25/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 30/1

Greg Biffle 30/1

Martin Truex Jr 30/1

Matt Kenseth 35/1

Jamie McMurray 40/1

Brad Keselowski 50/1

David Ragan 100/1

Reed Sorenson 100/1

Travis Kvapil 100/1

David Gilliland 100/1

Scott Speed 100/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Regan Smith 100/1

Elliott Sadler 100/1

AJ Allmendinger 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Sam Hornish Jr 100/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 100/1

Qualifying Results

1 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

2 Kasey Kahne (9)

3 Kurt Busch (2)

4 Mark Martin (5)

5 Ryan Newman (39)

6 David Reutimann (00)

7 Joe Nemechek (87)

8 Sam Hornish Jr. (77)

9 Clint Bowyer (33)

10 Jimmie Johnson (48)

11 Joey Logano (20)

12 Marcos Ambrose (47)

13 Paul Menard (98)

14 Brad Keselowski (12)

15 Scott Speed (82)

16 Jeff Gordon (24)

17 Jeff Burton (31)

18 Regan Smith (78)

19 David Ragan (6)

20 Denny Hamlin (11)

21 Carl Edwards (99)

22 Kyle Busch (18)

23 Casey Mears (36)

24 Kevin Harvick (29)

25 Tony Stewart (14)

26 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

27 Jamie McMurray (1)

28 A J Allmendinger (43)

29 Reed Sorenson (83)

30 Elliott Sadler (19)

31 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

32 Max Papis (13)

33 Matt Kenseth (17)

34 Greg Biffle (16)

35 J.J. Yeley (46)

36 Dave Blaney (66)

37 Michael McDowell (55)

38 David Stremme (26)

39 David Gilliland (37)

40 Andy Lally (71)

41 Kevin Conway (34)

42 Bobby Labonte (7)

43 Todd Bodine (164)

44 Travis Kvapil (38) DNQ

45 Mike Bliss (09) DNQ

2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Information

Race Date: Sunday, June 27

Location: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH

Pre-Race: Noon ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:15PM ET

TV Coverage: TNT

Radio Coverage: PRN

Track Type: Road (301 laps)

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Posted: 6/25/10 8:39PM ET

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