Johnson wins Pocono pole

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LONG POND, PA (TheSpread) – Jimmie Johnson continued his strong qualifying on Friday, as he won the pole for the GoBowling.com 400 on Sunday.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Johnson has now improved his odds to 5/2 to win, making him the clear favorite. Other short odds to win are Kyle Busch (8/1) and Kasey Kahne (10/1).

Johnson is the current points leader. He is 75 points up on the field and has four wins with nine top 5s this year. Johnson has three wins at Pocono, with an average finish of 8.7 at the track. His driver rating at Long Pond is 110.0, which ranks second in the series.

Busch qualified second for this race. He is currently seven the point standings, 130 points behind Johnson for first. Busch has two wins and nine top 5s this year. Busch is winless at Pocono Raceway, but has four top 5s and an average finish of 18.4. His driver rating at the track is 85.9.

Kahne is ninth in the point standings, 176 points out of first. Kahne has one win and six top 5s this season. Kahne has one win and an average finish of 17.8 at this track. Kahne’s driver rating at Pocono is 89.6, which is 11th among current drivers. Kahne will start 18th on Sunday.

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The GoBowling.com 400 will take place Sunday, August 4 at 1:19PM ET from Pocono Raceway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the GoBowling.com 400 – 2013 GoBowling.com 400 – Pocono Raceway – Sunday, August 4

Jimmie Johnson 5/2

Kyle Busch 8/1

Kasey Kahne 10/1

Ryan Newman 12/1

Tony Stewart 12/1

Denny Hamlin 12/1

Kurt Busch 12/1

Jeff Gordon 15/1

Matt Kenseth 15/1

Brad Keselowski 15/1

Joey Logano 15/1

Carl Edwards 15/1

Greg Biffle 18/1

Kevin Harvick 18/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 18/1

Jamie McMurray 30/1

Clint Bowyer 30/1

Martin Truex Jr 40/1

Juan Montoya 40/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Marcos Ambrose 100/1

Mark Martin 100/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Ricky Stenhouse 200/1

Danica Patrick 500/1

AJ Allmendinger 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 500/1

Qualifying Results

1. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 180.654.

2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 180.639.

3. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 180.18.

4. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 180.004.

5. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 179.695.

6. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 179.601.

7. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 179.533.

8. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 179.329.

9. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 179.144.

10. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 179.094.

11. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 178.937.

12. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 178.848.

13. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 178.667.

14. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 178.508.

15. (51) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 178.501.

16. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 178.409.

17. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 178.264.

18. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 178.26.

19. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 178.056.

20. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 178.031.

21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 177.982.

22. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 177.658.

23. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 177.592.

24. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 177.508.

25. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 177.441.

26. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 177.239.

27. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 177.221.

28. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 176.991.

29. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 176.942.

30. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 176.838.

31. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 176.821.

32. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 176.267.

33. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 176.098.

34. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 175.86.

35. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 175.743.

36. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 175.179.

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

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

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

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

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

42. (19) Alex Kennedy, Toyota, Owner Points.

43. (33) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

2013 GoBowling.com 400 Information

Race Date: Sunday, August 4

Location: Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA

Pre-Race: 12PM ET

Green Flag: 1:19PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Track Type: Speedway (160 laps)

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