Hamlin wins Bristol pole

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BRISTOL, TN (TheSpread) – Denny Hamlin was fastest in qualifying on Friday and will start up front for the Irwin Tools Night Race on Saturday night.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Hamlin now has 15/2 odds to win and Kurt Busch has jumped up to the favorite for the race, as he has 11/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch, who each have 8/1 odds.

Kurt Busch finished second in qualifying. He is currently ninth in the point standings, 148 points out of first. He is winless on the year, but has six top 5s. Busch has won five times at Bristol and has an average finish of 13.4 at this track. His driver rating there is 92.8, which ranks seventh in the series.

Hamlin is back in 25th in the point standings, 374 points out of first. That is largely due to him missing four races with an injury. Hamlin is winless on the year with three top 5s. Hamlin has one win and an average finish of 15.3 at Bristol, and his driver rating at the track is 90.8.

Jimmie Johnson is the points leader by 41 over the field. He has four wins and nine top 5s on the year. Johnson owns one win at Bristol and his average finish there is 14.3. His driver rating at the track is 93.8, which ranks sixth in the series. Johnson qualified 13th for this race.

Kyle Busch is fifth in the current standings, 107 points out of first. Busch has three wins and 10 top 5s on the year. Busch has five wins at Bristol and an average finish of 9.8 at that track. He also has a driver rating of 103.0 at this track, which is best of any current driver. However, Busch will start dead last in Saturday’s race.

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The Irwin Tools Night Race will take place Saturday, August 24 at 7:43PM ET from Bristol Motor Speedway. For complete odds and track information on this year’s race, see below.

Odds to win the Irwin Tools Night Race – 2013 Irwin Tools Night Race – Bristol Motor Speedway – Saturday, August 24

Kurt Busch 11/2

Denny Hamlin 15/2

Jimmie Johnson 8/1

Kyle Busch 8/1

Martin Truex Jr 10/1

Kasey Kahne 10/1

Joey Logano 10/1

Brad Keselowski 10/1

Matt Kenseth 14/1

Carl Edwards 15/1

Jeff Gordon 15/1

Brian Vickers 15/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 18/1

Clint Bowyer 18/1

Kevin Harvick 18/1

Jamie McMurray 40/1

Ryan Newman 40/1

Mark Martin 40/1

Greg Biffle 50/1

Juan Montoya 75/1

Marcos Ambrose 80/1

Ricky Stenhouse 100/1

Aric Almirola 100/1

Jeff Burton 100/1

Paul Menard 100/1

Danica Patrick 300/1

Ryan Truex 500/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 300/1

Qualifying Results

1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 128.969.

2. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 128.77.

3. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 128.692.

4. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 128.684.

5. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 128.58.

6. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 128.52.

7. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 128.348.

8. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 128.236.

9. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 128.159.

10. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 128.134.

11. (14) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 127.852.

12. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 127.741.

13. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 127.665.

14. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 127.622.

15. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 127.588.

16. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 127.546.

17. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 127.529.

18. (51) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 127.393.

19. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 127.048.

20. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 126.813.

21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 126.787.

22. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 126.587.

23. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 126.578.

24. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 126.495.

25. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 126.47.

26. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 126.362.

27. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 126.278.

28. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 126.245.

29. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 126.195.

30. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 125.798.

31. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 125.757.

32. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 125.749.

33. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 125.338.

34. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 125.036.

35. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, 125.011.

36. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 124.995.

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

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

39. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, Owner Points.

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

41. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

42. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, Owner Points.

43. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, Owner Points.

Failed to Qualify

44. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 124.865.

2013 Irwin Tools Night Race Information

Race Date: Saturday, August 24

Location: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN

Pre-Race: 7PM ET

Green Flag: 7:43PM ET

TV Coverage: ABC

Track Type: Short Track (500 laps)

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