Hamlin wins Indy Pole


INDIANAPOLIS, IN (TheSpread) – Denny Hamlin was fastest in qualifying for the Curtiss Shaver 400 on Saturday. Here is an updated look at the odds for this NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

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According to oddsmakers, Hamlin now has 6/1 odds to win this race. Jimmie Johnson is still the favorite to win, as he has 5/1 odds to win, while Carl Edwards has 7/1 odds.

Johnson is fourth in the current point standings. He is 51 points behind leader, Matt Kenseth, for first place. Johnson has two wins and nine top 5’s on the year with a series-best 14 top 10’s. Johnson has won three times at Indy and has an average finish of 18.4, while his driver rating is 100.0, which ranks fourth in the series. Johnson qualified sixth for this race.

Hamlin is currently fifth in the point standings. He is 79 points out of first and has two wins with nine top 5’s on the year. Hamlin has not done that well here, as he is winless with just one top 5. His average finish at the track is 18.5, while his driver rating is 86.1.

Edwards was second in qualifying. He is currently 11th in the point standings, 140 points out of first. Edwards has no wins and just two top 5’s on the year. Edwards is winless at Indy and has one top 5. His average finish at this track is 11.0, while his driver rating is 86.8, which ranks 13th in the series.

The Curtiss Shaver 400 will take place Sunday, July 29 from Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 1:20PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Curtiss Shaver 400 – 2012 Curtiss Shaver 400 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Sunday, July 29, 2012

Jimmie Johnson 5/1

Denny Hamlin 6/1

Carl Edwards 7/1

Greg Biffle 8/1

Kyle Busch 8/1

Matt Kenseth 10/1

Kasey Kahne 12/1

Jeff Gordon 12/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 15/1

Joey Logano 15/1

Tony Stewart 15/1

Brad Keselowski 20/1

Kevin Harvick 25/1

Mark Martin 25/1

Martin Truex Jr 35/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 35/1

Ryan Newman 35/1

Clint Bowyer 40/1

Paul Menard 60/1

Jamie McMurray 75/1

Kurt Busch 75/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Sam Hornish Jr 100/1

Trevor Bayne 200/1

Regan Smith 300/1

Bobby Labonte 300/1

David Ragan 300/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 50/1

Qualifying Results

1 Denny Hamlin (11)

2 Carl Edwards (99)

3 Joey Logano (20)

4 Aric Almirola (43)

5 Greg Biffle (16)

6 Jimmie Johnson (48)

7 Kyle Busch (18)

8 Paul Menard (27)

9 Jeff Gordon (24)

10 Matt Kenseth (17)

11 Ryan Newman (39)

12 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

13 Kurt Busch (51)

14 Regan Smith (78)

15 Kasey Kahne (5)

16 Jamie McMurray (1)

17 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

18 Trevor Bayne (21)

19 Mark Martin (55)

20 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

21 Jeff Burton (31)

22 Brad Keselowski (2)

23 Marcos Ambrose (9)

24 Sam Hornish Jr. (22)

25 Casey Mears (13)

26 David Stremme (30)

27 Kevin Harvick (29)

28 Tony Stewart (14)

29 Bobby Labonte (47)

30 Travis Kvapil (93)

31 David Gilliland (38)

32 Dave Blaney (36)

33 Clint Bowyer (15)

34 Scott Speed (195)

35 Josh Wise (26)

36 David Ragan (34)

37 Stephen Leicht (33)

38 Landon Cassill (83)

39 Mike Skinner (179)

40 Scott Riggs (23)

41 J.J. Yeley (10)

42 Ken Schrader (32)

43 Mike Bliss (119)

44 Reed Sorenson (191) DNQ

45 Joe Nemechek (87) DNQ

46 Michael McDowell (98) DNQ

2012 Curtiss Shaver 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, July 29

Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

Pre-Race: 12:30PM ET

Green Flag: 1:20PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Speedway (160 laps)

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